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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: MERCURY
For our final Mitten Month pattern, I’ve chosen Mercury, simple mittens that feature a flowing lace motif of V’s and eyelets etched with garter stitch. A slightly denser gauge compensates for the pretty openwork, so Mercury will still manage wind and wet snow with ease. A deep band of garter stitch forms a thick, squishy cuff. The best part is the unusual gusset! I’ve chosen the sweeping ‘arched’ or ‘lifeline’ gusset for its elegant movement across the palm. A gently rounded top completes the mitten. Need more information about working the arched gusset? Check out this tutorial from PurlSoho.
TODAY’S LITTLE TREAT
To help with your holiday knitting (or to help you keep your sanity!) here’s a little knitting love. Choose two patterns from my Ravelry shop, enter the coupon code KNITLOVE and pay for only one. Here’s to making the holidays a little happier 🙂
And now, without further ado, here’s this week’s pattern, the Mercury Mittens. 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!