Welcome back to “Free Pattern Friday”, a fresh new free pattern every week! You’ll find today’s pattern at the very bottom of this page. These patterns are available FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME to use on your tablet or smart phone, or print from this location. Please note that these are off-site patterns and will not appear in your Ravelry library. This pattern will be free for one week, after which you’ll find it on Ravelry for a small fee. Please see the FAQ tab above if you have trouble printing. If you prefer a downloadable copy, I suggest using Printfriendly.com. For pattern support, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for fastest results. Please do not leave knitting or computer questions in the comments section.
IT’S MITTEN MONTH!
Have you started your gift knitting yet? Or have you been tossing FO’s into a basket or box all year? Either way, this is the perfect season for quick, small projects designed for giving. Soooo, just in time for holiday knitting, it’s Mitten Month! Through the month of November, I’ll be releasing a new mitten pattern every week, each focusing on a different knitting skill; stranded color work, cables, lace and mosaic, there’s something for every knitter. Then, during the month of December, I’ll release the matching hat patterns. Won’t that be fun? All Mitten Month patterns use worsted weight yarn; I’ve chosen a Canadian staple, Patons Classic Wool Worsted, a 100% wool yarn that is surprisingly soft and lofty with a pretty twist. This project is sponsored by my friends at YarnCanada.ca, a great source for all of those much loved work-horse yarns. Shipping is quick and free on orders of $35 or more. And if you’re shopping from the US, your dollars will go much further 😉
TODAY’S PATTERN: TESS!
I believe I promised you a technique-a-week? This week, our mitten pattern features mosaic knitting, possibly the easiest way to do color work. With no floats and no second yarn to carry, mosaic color work is as easy as knitting stripes! AND, it remains stretchy, making it ideal for small fitted projects like mittens and socks. Mosaic knitting creates strong, graphic color blocks using slipped stitches. Tessellated or interlocking patterns are common in mosaic knitting and impart bold, energetic visual movement to the fabric. For “Tess”, I’ve paired a classic Greek key motif with a solid thumb, mitten cap and simple hemmed edge. To avoid interrupting the stitch pattern, Tess features an after-thought thumb, a clean, easy and extremely fast thumb treatment, with no gusset to knit. The fit is relaxed, the look is whimsical and the knit is, well…super fun! I hope you’ll enjoy Tess, (and wait til you see the matching hat coming in December!) CLICK HERE to get the Tess Mittens pattern after free period has expired.
(ps: Never knit mosaic before? Check out this article from Twist Collective)
TODAY’S LITTLE “TREAT”
In anticipation of a possible snow fall <gasp!> I’d like to be sure everyone has a nice, snuggly cowl, snuggly to knit and snuggly to wear. So buy one cowl pattern, get the second free in my Ravelry shop (this includes the Cockleshells Cowl which has a hat pattern attached ;). Just pop two cowl patterns in your basket and enter the coupon code SNUGGLY1 at checkout. Then, make tea.
And now, without further ado, here’s this week’s pattern, Tess. I’ve started a Free Pattern Friday Ravelry group where you can post your comments, chat, feedback, modifications and suggestions. I hope to see you there. Happy Knitting!