You guys sent me your current WIPS, and I’ve got to say I’m impressed!
My mom (who’s always got something fun in the works), sent me a picture of her newest knitted doll from Arne and Carlos’s book. We took the doll class together last year at the Nordic Knitting Conference, which was super fun! Mom says that this doll is going to be the brother of the doll she made in the fall.A reader, Yhenny, is making this pair of adorable lace gloves. She made the Poison Ivy Wrap from Rilana Riley-Munson. And, since she had a little yarn left over, she adapted the lace pattern to make matching mitts. How clever (and beautiful)!And, one of my old friends, Jenny, is working on a little “Nevertheless, She Persisted” embroidery. She’s a great embroiderer (is that a word… it doesn’t look right)- last Christmas she stitched a really adorable portrait of a family member’s cat. So far, she’s done the outline of her letters, and then she’s going to fill in the lines with satin stitch. I think it’s going to be really great.Thanks for sharing your projects! I love seeing what you’re all working on!
I’ve got an early Christmas Present for you! A super cute (if I say so myself) and super quick pattern for those last few people still waiting for gifts.
Two-Tone Mitts!These simple fingerless mitts are shockingly fast to knit up, really cute, and surprisingly flattering. The minimalist design means that they look just as good on men and women, young or old. Knit up a pair in your dad’s favorite team colors. Or make some for your niece’s new school. Or maybe you have an aunt who loves a particular shade of blue.These mitts are surprisingly thick and warm, knit with Knit Picks’ Swish, and they’re machine washable (important for gloves- or at least important for my gloves. I always manage to spill my coffee everywhere). But, if you don’t have Swish in your stash, any firm worsted or DK weight yarn should do the trick.
Want to knit up a pair for yourself? Grab the pattern for free here:
Hello, my name is Allison and I have a problem. I love cables too much.
It’s funny, now that I’m on the body portion of my cabled sweater, which is all in stockinette, I’m finding it difficult to keep my attention on it. Where are my cables? Where is my interest? Why isn’t my cable needle out? It makes me kind of sad.
And what’s a sad knitter to do, except dream of her next project?
I love the understated simplicity and interesting construction of this pullover. The cable/eyelet combo across the front and back is just gorgeous. But I don’t know if it has enough cables to tame the raging cable monster in my brain.
Natsumi by Yoko HattaThese cozy little mitts are super pretty, too. I love how the cables run directly into the ribbing at the top and bottom. But, while the cabling is very pretty, I don’t know if it is unusual enough.
Ah ha! This might be perfect! After all I’m looking for the most over the top, ridiculous cable pattern I can find. This hat is nothing but an amazing, beautiful tangle of cable loveliness. And, I can always use a new hat.
Snowstorm Hat by Anna RaufDo you ever get caught up on a specific project or technique? What do you do when you can’t get something out of your head?
I’m legit! I’m a real live pattern designer now! Of course, I’ve been writing patterns for quite a while now, but so far, they’ve all been self-published. Yesterday my first pattern published with a legit publisher went live! It’s very exciting. I feel all grown up!
They’re little fingerless gloves that would be perfect for puttering around the garden on a cool spring day (like today). They are knit up in Knit Picks Palette, which is a really nice hard-wearing wool that comes in a million colors, but if you don’t want to buy the yarn online, you could use any fingering-weight yarn.
My favorite part of the pattern is the little slip-stitch patter around the edges of the mitts. It’s surprisingly easy to do, but it looks super complicated and cool when it’s done.
So, drop by Knit Picks and pick up a copy of my Seedling Mitts pattern!