Not that I want to distract you (or me!) from your Log Cabin Mitts plans ;) but there have been so many amazing fingerless gloves patterns published in recent months that I’ve decided to break them into small groups! Today, let’s talk about these colorwork gems—
TOP: Pinwheel Mitts by Ella Austin is small-scale allover stranded colorwork, used to magnificent effect on long gloves
MIDDLE: Frost Flowers by Dianna Walla involves just a little bit of worsted-scale colorwork around the hand, combined with generous ribbing and an afterthought thumb
BOTTOM: New Year’s Mitts by Veronika Jobe features beautiful use of a mosaic stitch pattern (no stranding or intarsia) blending a solid neutral with a variegated yarn and gorgeous shaping
Unrelated shop news — or, related in the sense of containing many great patterns, including some excellent mittens — the big beautiful book Woods is back in stock. And Lykke Driftwood crochet hooks are now available individually!
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Love all the stranded fingerless mitts that have been coming out lately. Prefer mine to fit snugly, like in the photo of Frost Flowers, so as not to get in the way of doing things. Now that I no longer work in a freezing third floor library, I don’t need fingerless mitts for indoor wear, but I do love to wear them when grocery shopping. They keep my hands from touching the frozen cart handles whilst leaving my fingers free to handle produce.
Love all but the last…looks like there’s some of the B word. Tried B. Never again.
the B word?
I think Cynthia meant Brioche too. From pattern description it says “Slipped stitches”. I have done it on hat ribbings and it gives two colors of yarns a great look. Very easy:)
Oh yeah, it’s not brioche — it’s mosaic (slip-stitch), and corrugated ribbing.
It’s not Brioche but corregated ribbing. Very easy to do and to undo!
Brioche maybe? Something I plan to try this year. I like the idea of a small project to start with.
All of your work is beautiful Karen!
I get no credit for anything pictured here — all I’ve done is covet it all!
I agree, I’m really loving colorwork mitts right now. I’ve caston the Croft Mitts by Kristen Kaupr.
Dianna’s lovely Frost Flowers remind me a bit of her Moon Pulls-which I’ve made and love wearing.
Thank you again Karen for yet more great items I’d probably miss.
L<3VE Moon Pulls!!!! What did we ever do without it?
I was admiring a couple of pairs of those Pinwheel Mitts at knit night yesterday. They really are gorgeous! I have some tweed yarn in my stash that I think would work nicely…
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