If you have never worn fingerless mitts, we encourage you to make a pair! They are a perfect accessory when you are outdoors in the fall and spring (or in the winter if you live in warmer climates). If you live in a cool house, a finely knit pair worn inside will keep you warm and won't get in your way while doing tasks such as paperwork, keyboarding or reading.
We spent many hours on Ravelry trying to find both knit and crochet (free) patterns that are interesting but somewhat of a mindless project for this busy time of year. We will be sharing these in this newsletter and the next. And of course they will be on display at the shop.
We knit Onyx Mitts with one skein of Lana Grossa's Cashmere 16 Fine. This pattern was designed for a cashmere blend yarn so we just had to knit with a cashmere blend too! This yarn is so soft, and the resulting mitt is simple elegance -- and a price point that is more reflective of wool than cashmere. A sport weight yarn is a perfect weight for an indoor mitt in a cool house.
Dead Simple Fingerless Mitts are an easy crochet pattern. If you are new to crochet or want to bravely jump right in, consider this pattern! Noro's Silk Garden gave us the perfect opportunity to have some color fun with this mitt pattern. We needed to work with a hook one size up because the yarn was aran weight, slightly too heavy for the recommended hook size. The mitts came out lovely and they fit a larger hand.