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.
**UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL MEETING TIME DUE TO HIGH DEMAND**
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.
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.
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.