These mittens are a past FO from the months when my blog was offline. They are Holly’s Handwarmers – the first pattern from my book, The Knitting Pocket Bible. They are a necessarily easy project as I wanted each pattern in the book to introduce a new skill in knitting – these handwarmers are intended to get newer knitters comfortable with knitting and purling, and changing between the two stitches with ease. They are knit flat, so newer knitters also need not feel intimidated by having to learn to knit in the round.
The fingerless mitts were intended to be a perfect ‘first project’, an actual real and usable thing to make after the first squares of knitting have been experimented with, and a first piece of knitting to show off. They are constructed mostly in rib (for ease of fit) but also feature a motif of two diamonds in moss stitch for added interest.
Further patterns in the book go on to introduce knitters to the skills of knitting in the round, picking up stitches, cabling, lace and short-rows, all in uncomplicated, easily achieved projects. I’ve been asked by a commenter in a previous post to talk a bit more about the book and what kind of information is in it, who it is for, etc, which I promise I will do at the beginning of next week.
Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK