Monday, December 9, 2013

And Then There Were Mitts!

Ribbing unfolded to cover the fingers
I've just released a new pattern: And Then There Were Mitts. These fingerless mitts may look familiar: they use the main cable pattern from my recent And Then There Were None socks.

They're free on Ravelry December 9-11, 2013. After that, there will be a 25% discount for anyone who purchases both And Then There Were patterns (sock & mitt). This includes if you've already bought the socks in the past.

It's funny - I'd been thinking for a while about turning some of my favorite stitch patterns into fingerless mitts, just for fun. Then a fellow Raveler mentioned that she just loved the ATTWN cable so much that she had to buy the pattern - even though she never knits socks! She had thoughts of turning it into a fingerless mitt.

Ribbing folded back
So, with the planets aligning between feedback and my intentions, I fast-tracked my plans and got to work.

In planning the mitts, I decided I wanted a long ribbing section over the fingers. My fingers always get cold if I wear fingerless mitts. With this "turtleneck" ribbing, I can roll the cuff over my fingers if it's chilly. All while keeping my fingers free to pick up change, type or do whatever. For driving, when I want to ensure a good grip on the steering wheel, I can fold the ribbing back and hold onto the wheel better.

The mitts need not be as long as in the photos. But the gauntlet length certainly keeps the cold air from blowing your sleeves. And the ribbing on the palm side makes a super-stretchy fabric to accommodate a range of hand sizes.

The sample mitts were knit with Blueberry Pie Studios semi-solid sock yarn, in the Into the Forest colorway. It's simply gorgeous and wonderfully soft. The tiny variations of green add a lovely texture and depth to the cables.

I'll be posting an interview with Blueberry Pie Studios shortly.


  1. Love them!

    I'm so glad that you reworked this pattern for mitts. I don't really need any more socks but can always use mitts this time of year.

  2. Thank you for the free pattern! It will be my first pair of mitts - looking forward to the thumb challenge! - Sherry