Thursday, November 8, 2012

7 weeks to go


Ravelry abounds with great mitten patterns. One of my favourites is Bella Mitts, so named because they copy the mittens worn by Bella in the first Twilight movie.

Bella from Twilight

The pattern is FREE and extremely clear and well written.
These mittens are a relatively quick knit because they are knit with very chunky yarn. And with the long cuff, they are very warm.

Another great mitten is the Fleece Artist Thrum mitten. The kit comes with a pattern. If you know how to knit mittens, we can give you a quick demo on how to attach thrums to get you going.

These adorable thumb less baby mitts are knit with double stranded sock yarn.

They are called STAY PUT BABY MITTS at the following Ravelry link:

There are 39 pages of FREE mitten patterns on Ravelry. And  74 pages of FREE patterns for fingerless mitts, ever popular with the texters.
Two of my favourite fingerless patterns come from Knitty
Dashing, below.
And Fetching.
If you have never knit mittens and want to give it a try, spaces are still available in an upcoming class.

Mittens (Beth) Three 1 ½ hour class - $45 plus supplies
Date & Time
Thursday, November 15, 22,29 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Mittens are right behind socks on my list of favourite, small, portable projects. They make a perfect gift; everyone can use a pair of warm woolly mittens.
Advanced beginner to intermediate. Experience with circular knitting an advantage but not mandatory.


Are You Familiar with the Ann Budd Books?

Knit wear designer Ann Budd has fabulous books you might enjoy
Are you always falling in love with a yarn, but then can't find a pattern? Or equally frustrating, pattern but no yarn. Ann's books offer several patterns, in multiple sizes (many for baby through 2XLarge adult) in multiple yarn weights. You pick a yarn, knit a swatch to determine gauge, pick your pattern and decide on a size. The patterns contain thorough directions with charts where you cross reference to determine the stitches you need for the gauge of your yarn and the size you wish to knit. I use the knitter's handy book of patterns constantly. It has patterns for hats, socks, mitts, gloves, a few vests and basic sweaters. It makes selecting yarn for projects  so much easier.

An Early Christmas Gift, an Early Sale!!!

One of the quickest scarves you will ever knit is the very popular frill scarf.While supplies last, we are offering 5 varieties of frill scarf at 35% off.
Moda and Moda Lame
SMC Frilly
Berroco Lacey
Estelle Frill Seeker
 We have several colours in each. At this price and about an hour knitting time, you can whip up a lot of Christmas gifts.



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