This post covers all the techniques used for the Broughton mittens up to the tip: adding scrap yarn to hold stitches for the thumb and flip-top openings, and working the centred double decreases at the top.
Take a look at the finished Glenmore's from our Preview Knitters. Preview knitting allows you to see the sweater on a wider range of bodies than the modelled shots and see what the knitters said about their sweaters.
The final pattern in the Colourwork Club, the Broughton Mittens, is now available. I designed this pattern to be a small project that would stretch your colourwork skills and I hope you enjoy it. We’ll be sharing step-by-step tutorials on the blog over the next couple of weeks if you’re feeling a little intimidated by the directions.
I want to take a moment to be transparent with where we’re at. My priorities right now are to keep our staff safe and healthy, while we figure out how to keep going as a business. We are looking at how to keep the online store operational for as long as possible, in order to keep paying our team as normal.
I wasn’t going to put the time, money, and effort into a garment that I wasn’t sure was going to fit the way I needed it and have it sit in my drawer unloved. I knew my body was the body I would continue to have, because, even though I’m non-binary trans, I’m not going to medically transition. I had to learn what would make a garment silhouette work for me and help give me the shape I wanted without having many models that were representative of me, either in body shape or gender presentation.
Our second Colourwork Club pattern, Bellfield, features a beautiful snowflake pattern on the crown, with decreases neatly incorporated. Here’s our step-by-step photo tutorial on working decreases in stranded colourwork. Learn how to k2tog, ssk, and CDD.