little flowers fingerless mitts pattern

Creating My Own Mitts Fair Isle Pattern

When I recently traveled to New Hampshire, one thing I wish I’d taken along was a good pair of fingerless mitts. My emerging plan was to go home (to Florida) and begin creating my own mitts Fair Isle pattern. I’m not a pattern writer, I am a pattern follower. I have no idea how to […]

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Fair Isle Mitts colorwork pattern

Knitting the Free Fair Isle Mitts Pattern

This page contains notes on knitting figerless mitts using stranded colorwork. I will be using Jamieson & Smith wool in five colors (added one, so six). This is a free pattern download at Ravelry for the Fair Isle Mitts. The pattern has charts and written instructions with two hand / palm motifs to choose from. […]

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Colorwork socks hand-knit wild angelica pattern

A Lesson in Holding Two Strands For Yarn Dominance

This lesson is mainly for me. When I began knitting the Wild Angelica Socks pattern by Runningyarn, for some reason I got confused after the cuff. This is not really shocking since I have not knit many socks. But I have knit colorwork hats and mittens. I began to do the color work with the […]

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Keramos cowl colorwork pattern lined embroidery

Keep it Comfy, Knit the Keramos Lined Wool Cowl

Knitting with wool, using two colors, is such fun. This is called Fair Isle, or stranded colorwork knitting. I was hooked after knitting two of the Katie’s Kep hats, and some mittens for a KAL (knit-along) last winter. Now I am knitting the Keramos lined wool cowl using two colors. What I really like about […]

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