Knitting season is back, and that means it’s time for my annual gift project knitalong, now in its third year. As always you’ll receive a new pattern for an accessory project every other week, and you can share your progress in the Ravelry group.
How it works
The collection features 8 patterns intended to make good gifts for everyone on your knitworthy list (life’s too short to knit for anyone who doesn’t love what you make).
The first pattern, Belyse, will be available to download immediately and each of the remaining patterns will arrive as a surprise in your inbox every fortnight.
Patterns will initially only be available in the collection. Patterns from the collection will be sold individually on the 20th of December.
Fingerless gloves featuring a classic star motif and a less traditional fingers-first-construction. The high contrast two colour palette and motifs are inspired by mittens from the Selbu region of Norway. Very unusually we’re able to attribute the first of these mittens to Marit Guldseth, who began making them in 1856, starting a tradition that would spread around the world.
Traditionally the thumb is worked entirely on the palm side, with a symmetrical gusset. For fingerless mittens and gloves, which I’m generally wearing because I need to use my hands, I prefer a wider range of movement. Consequently the thumbs are worked closer to the side of the hand, and shaped with a single column of decreases on the palm. This allows the colourwork pattern to flow from the back of the hand over the thumb.
Knitting sixteen or eighteen stitches in the round is no-one’s idea of fun, so the fingers on these gloves are worked flat — exactly like I-cord. This innovative technique is clearly illustrated and was first developed by Meg Swansen, building on techniques developed by her mother, Elizabeth Zimmermann. There’s a whole lot of knitting history in this little project.
Add pdfs to Ravelry library
Have you checked out my new online store yet? You can now add pdfs purchased there to your Ravelry library. Perfect if you want to buy patterns and yarn at the same time or prefer to pay with a credit card rather than paypal.
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