Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pattern Release: Flora Mitts

The next pattern I'm releasing in the Legendary Knits v3 collection is a pretty pair of stranded/Fair Isle fingerless mitts, the Flora Mitts.

Knit from Jamieson and Smith's 2-ply jumperweight Shetland, they feature an easy floral pattern and stripes.  They are a great project if you are new to stranded knitting.  The thumb is a simple "buttonhole" style with no gusset to keep track of, so you can happily knit around and around and finish a pair up in no time.

The pattern is written for two sizes, small and large - measure around your knuckles to see which would fit best.  They are a great stashbuster project if you have odds and ends of fingering weight yarn sitting in stash.  None of the colors used took more than 75 yards.

Inspired by the Roman goddess of springtime and flowers, Flora's festival was held every year between April 28 and May 3, to celebrate the coming of warm weather.

Pick a few favorite colors and cast on for these - they'd make a great set for holiday gift-giving!

Tour de Fleece - Week 2

I'm pretty happy with my progress for the Tour so far this year!  I've been trying to have a goal of 15 minutes of spinning a day, o...