Warbler Mittens Stranded Knitting Pattern

Good morning folks.  I’ve just released a new stranded mitten knitting pattern. Warbler mittens feature a cheery songbird surrounded by drifting flowers and a patterned cuff.

Warbler stranded mittens knitting pattern

Warbler mittens are knit in the round from the bottom up and include thumb gussets and Latvian braids. It’s on sale for $1.50 (half price!) until midnight on Sunday, November 13.

They would make a great gift for the songbird lover in your life. See more details and pictures on the Ravelry page.

Purchase and download here.

Enjoy!

 

Halloween Patterns Sale

Good morning!  Well, my favorite time of year is upon us (despite Texas weather not quite getting the memo).  To get into the cozy, fabulous-Fall, sweater knitting mood, I’ve got a few quick-to-knit Halloween-related patterns on sale.

Phantasm is a stranded fingerless mitt pattern that was just released. Normally $3.00, it’s half price at $1.50 through the weekend.

Phantasm Halloween fingerless mitts

These mitts are worked from the bottom up and include gusseted thumbs and Latvian braids. Oh, and a creepy skull-face to keep your hands toasty during your Halloween revels.

Phantasm Fingerless Mitts

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Jack-O is a mosaic knit washcloth created by working one color at a time and slipping stitches to generate the design.  Pattern is on sale for $2.50 through the weekend.

Jack-O Halloween mosaic washcloth

This is a great pattern for using up any cotton leftovers. Pair it with a bar of handcrafted soap, and it makes a great Fall gift.

Jack-O Mosaic Knit Washcloth

 

Battitude is another newly released pattern and is a set of mosaic knit washcloths.  The pattern includes charts for the three washcloths shown plus two bonus charts.

Battitude Halloween mosaic washcloths

Battitude Mosaic Knit Washcloth Set

I hope you enjoy these Halloween patterns! Feel free to tag me on Instagram if you make them.

Happy Halloween!

 

For the Greater Good Fingerless Mitts Pattern

I like Harry Potter.

I also like fictional villains.

For the Greater Good Fingerless Mitts

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These mitts were created for my fellow Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fans, in time for the release of The Secrets of Dumbledore in April, 2022.

For the Greater Good mitts are inspired by Gellert Grindelwald’s organization, The Alliance, whose purpose was to promote wizarding supremacy, until Grindelwald’s defeat by Albus Dumbledore in 1945. Grindelwald used the phrase For the Greater Good to justify his crimes against those who opposed him and his self-proclaimed superiority.

For the Greater Good Fingerless Mitts

The mitts are knit in the round from the bottom up, and include a shaped thumb gusset. The Alliance’s logo (the two G’s incorporating the Deathly Hallows symbol) adorn the front while mysterious magical symbols circle the cuff.

The pattern can be worked with a long circular needle and Magic Loop or with double-pointed needles. Mitts contain long floats, so be sure to “catch” the yarn frequently on back of work.

If you like these, check out my Budgie Mittens and other designs on Ravelry.

Materials Needed for For the Greater Good Mitts

For these mitts, you’ll need two colors of fingering weight wool yarn. I used 90 yards of Knit Picks Palette in  Oregon Coast Heather for the Main Color. For the Contrasting Color, I used 85 yards of Palette in Asphalt Heather.

You will also need needles that will give you the correct gauge. I used Size US1.5 for a gauge of 9 stitches/inch. This produces about a women’s medium with a hand  circumference of 8 inches. Change needle sizes if you want a smaller or larger size.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Download For the Greater Good here.

Budgie Mittens Stranded Knitting Pattern

My late budgie, Zeke, was the inspiration for these cute stranded mittens.

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These mittens are knit in the round from the bottom up, and include a shaped thumb gusset. Adjusting the gauge and using the appropriate charts provides an opportunity to choose from a few different sizes. Sizes Small and Medium are worked with a gauge of 9 stitches/inch. The Large and Extra Large mittens are worked with a gauge of 8 stitches/inch. Sizes Small and Large share the same hand and cuff charts, and sizes Medium and Extra Large share other hand and cuff charts. The mittens can be worked using Magic Loop or double-pointed needles.

budgie mitts knitting pattern

Materials Required for Budgie Mittens

For these mittens, you’ll need 110 – 140 yards of a main color and 85 – 100 yards of a contrasting color in a fingering weight wool or wool blend. I used KnitPicks Palette in colors Cream and Opal Heather. Palette is 100% wool and works well in stranded knitting and is soft and comfortable. It’s also very affordable.

Recommended needle sizes are US1.5 or US2, depending on your size and gauge.

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Enjoy!

Purchase and download Budgie Mittens pattern here.

JOY Mosaic Knit Washcloth – Free Pattern

Time for some Christmas knitting folks.

Joy mosaic knit washcloth

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Have a Joyous Christmas this year with your favorite soap bar and this cheery washcloth. Joy is a simple, garter stitch, mosaic knit washcloth that is created by working one color at a time and slipping stitches to create the design.

knitpicks dishie cotton yarn

For this pattern, you’ll need two contrasting colors of worsted weight cotton. I used KnitPicks Dishie. You’ll also need needles in the size recommended for your yarn, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

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Download Joy here.

Stay tuned, more festive Christmas mosaic knit washcloths are on the way.