Hello, my friends!
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.
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 and then Roo a pair of mittens with Roses on them...oh and Isaiah's spiderman mittens...
She's got a lot of knitting to do!
Dustinac also likes these Herringbone Gloves
, but the pattern is written in Japanese!
(Does anyone want to translate that pattern for us?)
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!
Personally, I want to make gloves with some beautiful Rowan DK Soft that one of our UK knitters gave to me this year.
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.)