Breaking pretty much every rule I set for myself for the fall, I cracked open the Soak Box I snagged for myself at Vogue Knitting Live a couple weeks ago and cast on Double Pointe Pink, a pair of handwarmers for myself.
Double Pointe Pink
A tiny skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport Solid came in the box, and naturally it’s super nice! Fiona Ellis’s pattern is fun and clear, and I’m loving how the cables are turning out!
I’ll be taking my time with these little guys, since they are not only a selfish project during holiday crafting season, but a knitting project during my mandatory arm resting period. I know what you are thinking! They will be finished tomorrow. But even if I do accidentally finish them tomorrow I’m going to lie and say they took me like two weeks. Because I’m in charge, dammit!
I’ve got a new fingerless gloves pattern in the new issue of Knitscene Accessories!
These fingerless gloves have an entrelac panel on the back of the hand, then the rest of the body of the mitts are built off them by picking up stitches and seaming as you go for each section. It’s intense, but so fun!
Hand Panel, Individual Fingers
They also have a skinny seed stitch band seamed in across the wrist for some extra flare. I was given Lorna’s Laces for these mitts and used Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Multi for the entrelac and Solid for the rest of the mitts. I had pitched these mitts as a three color project, using two contrasting colors striped in through the entrelac, and then a main color for the rest of the mitts, but using a variegated yarn for the enrelac panel is a great solution, too. This would be a great sock yarn stash buster, too!
Cute from All Angles!
My mitt pattern is just one of a bunch of beautiful accessories patterns in this special issue. Find the full Knitscene Accessories 2012 preview here. You can buy the digital download here, preorder a copy here, or keep your eyes peeled for the issue on news stands on June 5th. And be sure to favorite it and queue it at the Ravelry Pattern Page!