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Shandeh 09-01-2008 01:24 AM

September KAL - Mittens and Gloves!
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Hello, my friends! :waving:

This month, our Knitting Help Forum Monthly Challenge is:
Mittens and Gloves!

It's almost time for fall, and winter will bring storms,
so let's make gloves and mittens to keep our hands warm.
It doesn't take a lot of yarn to make mittens and gloves, and there are lots of GORGEOUS patterns available for us to choose from. :heart: :inlove: :heart:

Here are some patterns to check out:
Knitting Pattern Central
Ravelry Patterns

And, what a coincidence......Vogue Knitting is highlighting mittens and gloves now as well! :)

One of our mods (Jan in CA) has recommended a few good patterns from the Knitting Daily website:
There are lots of beautiful mitten patterns that are free. A few that were in IK are also offered right now on Knitting Daily. Some of their patterns are offered for a limited time, but these don't seem to have a date on them.

Another mod (dustinac) has this to say about mittens:
I love the Snowbird Mittens in the Vogue magazine...I can't wait to start on those but gotta wait till I start/finish JD's WVU mittens that I decided to try and design myself :shrug: and then Roo a pair of mittens with Roses on them...oh and Isaiah's spiderman mittens...:oo:
She's got a lot of knitting to do! :teehee:
Dustinac also likes these Herringbone Gloves, but the pattern is written in Japanese! :shock: (Does anyone want to translate that pattern for us?) :wink:

And Jeremy (another mod) thinks that mittens will make a perfect project for charity knitters: My wife's school has a church nearby which gives out mittens to those who need them every year.
Hey, I'm ALL ABOUT charity knitting! :thumbsup:

Personally, I want to make gloves with some beautiful Rowan DK Soft that one of our UK knitters gave to me this year. :inlove:
I purchased a pretty beaded glove pattern last year that should work perfectly. The pattern is called "Essence Gloves" by Heartland Knits.

So, let's get started making mittens and gloves!
(Knitters and Crocheters are ALL welcome to join.)

Duessa 09-01-2008 01:29 AM

Do armwarmers/figerless mits/ gauntlets count?! I'm making my own pattern for a pair to match my lil bro's hat for his christmas present!

Shandeh 09-01-2008 01:32 AM

Of COURSE they do! :thumbsup:

Shandeh 09-01-2008 01:46 AM

Here's a button for our knit-along:

Here's the link:

susi 09-01-2008 02:38 AM

I'm in, just need to buy the needles for this as i dont have dpn's yet.

not sure which pattern either yet, hmmmm decissions decissions hehe.

Karina 09-01-2008 03:53 AM

this is great. I will definitely make myself some armwarmers. did some last winter for my daughter and one of her teachers and my son, so now it is my turn.

Shandeh 09-01-2008 04:05 AM

Welcome to the KAL, Duessa, susi, and Karina! :hug:

dustinac 09-01-2008 10:45 AM

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:woot: YAY!! A mitten KAL... I did finish the WVU mittens so now I'm working on Roo's mittens. :happydance:

Here is the first one the pattern is Rosie Mittens found here

MAmaDawn 09-01-2008 11:01 AM

I've never made mittens before... but I wanted to make these... do they count? I love knitted ornaments on my tree...

farmgirl 09-01-2008 11:54 AM

Count me in, too! We have Hope House here. It's a home for unwed mothers who are going to school and/or trying to get their life together. We have donated toys to them in the past and I'm sure they would appreciate mittens. Thanks for the wonderful idea!:cheering:

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