Autumn is already just around the corner (really???), and it’s time to start thinking about knits for cooler weather, methinks. Just the time for a new cowl, or hat, or – I know – a pair of mitts. These little critters often get lost, wandering off to pastures new, leaving their solitary mate behind (well they do in my house), so I am used to making at least four pairs of mitts each cold season, and that’s not counting the mittens and gloves I knit. And don’t get me started on the fairisle gloves my daughter lost in Nottingham – someone out there knows where they are…
Anyway, back to the plot: out on 8th September, Crochet Now Issue 6 has my design for a pair of fingerless mitts within its pages.
The cuffs are extra long to avoid those nasty gusts of cold wind swishing around your wrists (more about that in a moment). I am loving the jewel-like puff stitch around those cuffs. Made in Manos Silk Blend, there are lots of lovely colours to choose from, and these mitts are an easy way to bring a bit of affordable luxury into your life. Added bonus: there’s enough yarn left over to make a second pair, if you reverse the colour-way.
Now, back to the nasty gusts: the idea for these mitts was born when I went to Aberdeen last year, and took a walk out from the city centre to Fittie; it’s a very interesting place to walk around – take a look at the photos in the link – but when I was there, it wasn’t half cold… hence the need for a pair of mits. I went to sleep thinking about how I could design them, and by morning I knew what I wanted to do. Fortunately the lovely people at Crochet Now said yes, and so I got to make these mitts for them.
I hope you love them as much as I do.