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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Oulu mitts knitting colorwork Fair Isle

Knitting Review of The Oulu Mitts Colorwork Pattern

The cold weather is here, and even in Florida temperatures have been freezing in my area. Knitting mittens and better yet, for me, knitting fingerless mitts, has become an obsession. I purchased the Oulu Mitts pattern as it was on sale in December. The pattern is from Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks. I could see […]

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Turkish Patterned cap knit twice

Second Time’s A Charm Knitting the Turkish Patterned Cap

Because my first Turkish Patterned Cap came out so pretty, not counting the trouble I had with the crown, I began knitting another one. Well, the second time’s a charm, but I felt cursed when I got to the crown. I knew that my first attempt at knitting this hat was a fail when it […]

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