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Smitten with Mittens KAL

Smitten with Mittens KAL

Cool days need warm hands. What better way to get ready for winter than making yourself a pair of mittens?

Stranded colour work and mittens go, *ahem*, hand-in-hand. Create a winter scene in yarn, or knit yourself some abstract eye candy. If you've never done colour work before it's a great opportunity to learn a technique that can apply to many other knitting projects. We’ve also thrown in a beautiful textured option for those knitting who prefer to stick to a single colour.

Sarah Deeth is leading this KAL and she’s put together some pattern suggestions. Feel free to run with one of these, or choose your own.

Meet-up Dates:


Sunday October 27 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm OR 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday November 10 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm OR 3:00pm to 5:00pm

As always, participation in the KAL is free with yarn purchase, either in store or online. Feel free to come to as many or as few meetings as you please! Sarah will be there to help you decipher your project and cheer you to the finish line.

Pattern suggestions

Fiddlehead Mitts by Adrian Bizilia
Knit them in Arbor or Lore, with Road to China Light as the lining.

Sarah likes these because there's just so many ways you can do them. Use lots of colours, use two colours, three colours-the world is your oyster! We’ll even be putting together special kits for this pattern!

Northman Mittens by David Schulz
Knit them in Cumbria, Shelter, Ranch 02 or Lettlopi. Road to China Light for the lining.

Pretty much a classic. Sarah’s made these a few times, and loved it each time. The pattern is easy to understand and the colour work is really intuitive and looks fantastic.

Aoibhinn by Ysolda Teague
Knit them in the Fibre Co. Arranmore, Blue Sky Fibers Extra, or The Croft Shetland Tweed

These Classic cabled mittens are worked from cuff to fingertip. A sturdy aran weight yarn at a tight gauge will block out the chilliest of winds.

Herringbone Mittens with Poms by Ellie Stubenrauch
Knit them in mYak Baby Yak Medium, Cumbria, Ranch 02, or Extra
Something a little more classic for those who aren’t into the whimsical look. This pattern is a free Ravelry download!

Salt Water Mittens
by Christine LeGrow and Shirley A. Scott
Knit them in Briggs and Little! Or there’s lots of alternatives if you’d like something softer.

This super popular book is full of options for Newfoundland style mittens knit in Briggs and Little yarns. Any of the patterns in the book would be a great choice! We have the books in shop if you haven’t gotten your copy yet.


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Lee-Ann - November 14, 2019

Way to go Team! Thanks for the extra KAL times for Smitten With Mittens! Sarah is going to “have her hands full” as we all start working on those amazing mitten designs.

Needles in the Hay - October 15, 2019

Hi Marcia,
The knit along is informal, Sarah will be there to help you along with your project, and make sure you’re on the right track, but there is no structured class. No need to register, just show up. We only ask that you purchase your materials for the project from us.
-Deanna Guttman
Owner, Needles in the Hay

Marcia Campbell - October 15, 2019

Hi, the workshop sounds great – I’ve always struggled with mitts. Do I register or just show up? Do I need to purchase the kit/yarn beforehand? Thanks!

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