Thursday, October 14, 2010

Are your hands cold yet?

It is officially fingerless mitts weather here in Vermont and boy do our customers agree! By far the most popular quick-knit project this past weekend in the shop was fingerless mitts.

Our newest fingerless mitt pattern Cabin Fever's Shirl's Mittlets has been flying out the door. This project looks great in a variety of yarns, but most of us are opting for the sparkly Lanalux by Lang.

Coming in a close second is the versatile Fits Like A Glove pattern by Nancy Lindberg. (Not online yet, should be soon!) This one let's you choose your style - including an option for a mitten flap to wear when it is just too chilly for gloves. I would love this pattern out of the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, but I've also been thinking about Debbie Bliss Rialto DK because it's machine washable.

Wondering how you can get into the action with a pair of your own fingerless mitts? Sign up for our Fingerless Mitts class on Saturday, October 23rd. We'll even help you tackle double pointed needle knitting for the first time!

For those of you who have never knit a hat in the round or want to learn how to knit socks, this is also a great class for you because you will have the chance to knit in the round on double points and can easily transfer this skill to other great projects.

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