Monday, November 24, 2008

New Fingerless Mitt Pattern

Hi Everyone!
just designed these, I call them Mad About Plaid Mitts

Ravelry Link is HERE and for those not on Rav, link on my blog side bar is HERE

The idea for the mitts actually came from a pair of socks I just designed too so if you're a sock knitter and interested in a really unique but easy mosaic/slipped stitch pattern, have a peek:
Mad About Plaid Socks

Ravelry link is HERE, link to my blog sidebar HERE


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Alpaca Zigzag Mitts

I wanted to share my latest fingerless mitts project - I cast on this weekend as a Christmas gift for my grandma.

The pattern is from interweave fall 2008 and they are called the "fresco fair isle mitts." Here's the ravelry link to other projects. I chose to knit them in blue sky alpaca and silk for a little stashbusting. My gma's hands are tiny so I went down two needle sizes. I can't decide what to do with the top part though, I don't love the ribbing at the top of the fingers. It's kind of loose since the alpaca doesn't have a lot of memory. Any ideas??

I love the back detail too - so cute!

Happy Knitting,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Button!

Hi Everyone - I just realized our button was a little outdated with last years date on it so I did a quick upgrade. You can find it in our sidebar or in this post.

Feel free to grab it and post it to your blog!

Happy Fingerless Mitts Knitting!
=) Keri

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Granny mitts for fall

I've been quite obsessed with granny squares lately, looking everywhere for vintage patterns (mostly from the 70s, ah those funky colors !!)

And so anyways, I wanted to make some mini mitts with granny squares. I looked around and saw there was hardly any available, and the one there was was not my taste. So I designed my own.. and I love them !! I made those Granny mitts with 2 colors of Silk Garden by Noro. (I've also made another pair using only one skein of the same color but I think I prefer the 2 colors one)

I have already made several pairs, so quick and such a satisfying project ! My friend claimed my second pair, and I'm finishing a third pair for my 4 yo with some dk yarn and a smaller hook.. :-)

Monday, November 17, 2008

One down, four to go

I finished the first of my Christmas gift knits. Hot Waffle Mitts for my friend in Cascade 220.

These were a quick and easy project. I probably could have made them in a day if it weren't for the usual interruptions. I immediately started another pair for my Dad.

Baby Alpaca Mitts

Lovely to see this blog open again.  I made these for a gift using some baby alpaca.  The pattern is in 'Knitting Little Luxuries'.  I love the pattern!  Marianne :^)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Toasty Mitts

As promised here's a quick pic of my toasty mitts -

Made of malabrigo silky wool and US size 6 needles I upsized the pattern to fit and it was a quick knit. Now to just finish the thumbs.

Happy knitting!
=) Keri

Pattern Links

Hi Everyone! If you have a fingerless mitt pattern you love (free or paid) post a link to it in the comments so we can see too! I'll be adding them to the master pattern list in the sidebar as we go along.

Let me start - here's a few of my FREEBIE fingerless mitts favorites in my ravelry queue right now:

Cherry Red Handwarmers - (RAV link) Cute and stylish!
Fishtail Wrist Warmers (RAV link only) So pretty in sock yarn!
Garter Stitch Handwarmers (RAV Link to my fav pair)

How about you? What are some of yours? Enquiring minds want to know! =)

Membership Open !

Hi Everyone!

By popular request I've reopened the blog to new members. I apologize for my delay in doing so - I've been in the midst of a cross country move (NC to Washington) and it was a BIG one! =) Still settling in but I didn't want the cold weather to pass us by before we got started so here we are! =)

Anyhow - old members are allowed to post whenever they want. If you're new here and you would like an invitation to the blog simply send me an email to kmckiernan(at)gmail(dot)com. Replace the (at) with @ and (dot) with a . and there you go. Please send me the name you'd like to go by and the email you want it sent to along with your blog link or ravelry link (if you have one, not required) and I'll add you to the sidebar as well.

Anyhow - so who's got mitts? I'd love to see what you've been working on, I know there are TON of adorable new patterns out this year. I'll be opening a new pattern post shortly so you can add all your links there.

Have you seen toast and toasty??? So cute and a free pattern to boot! I have a pair of toasty right now on my needles in some leftover malabrigo silky wool - Mmmm so decadent!

Let's run this one a bit longer this year??? I'll keep membership open until the end of February and you can join anytime between now and then!

Take care and happy fingerless mitts knitting!
Your happy hostess,
=) Keri

New mittens

I've been knitting but not blogging here. Here are the fingerless knitting I've been doing the last months:

Not so much, but as you can see on my blog I knit other things too.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Round of Fingerless Mitts

Wow! No new posts for a LONG time. Let's get the season rolling. Here is my newest FO...Pretty Lace Handwarmers. This is another free pattern from purlbee. These are a real quick knit. I made them with leftover sock yarn.