Thursday, July 20, 2017


Godiva Mitts
I am very happy to have just released my latest indie design, GODIVA MITTS. Like most of my designs, it has been a long time coming...

The spark began last spring when I focused on the diamond shape of a single ‘aran’ fishermen’s style cable... I was looking at one beautiful cable, and I thought of fitting it onto the back of a hand to make a mitt -- allowing its gently tapering width to enhance the shaping of the mitt.

I had the image of a small, dainty, fitted mitt and I knew that I wanted it to be sweet and feminine. I decided to fill the cable with some lacy open-work.

Swatch on Hand
I charted and then swatched the cable panel using a skein of yarn in my stash, Knit Picks Capretta in the Cream colorway. Then, somewhere in between August and September I made the first pair of Godiva Mitts. 

First Godiva's in Knit Picks Caprette
My friends at Gosh Yarn It! loved them when I brought them in on a regular Thursday "knit night" in October.

After other design obligations were met, I made the second pair of Godiva's using a single skein of Mango Moon Mulberry Meadow in the Rain Cloud colorway. These have a longer cuff -- a simple change, but one that gives the mitts a different look.
Longer cuffed mitts in Mango Moon Mulberry Meadow

Finished Measurements
7½” [19 cm] un-stretched circumference (measured at widest point).
The cream-colored mitts are 7” [18 cm] long, with a  2½” [6.5 cm] cuff.
The gray mitts are 8½” [21.5 cm] long, with a 4" [10 cm] cuff.

140 yd [128 m] of fingering weight yarn for shorter cuff
175 yd [160 m] of fingering weight yarn for longer cuff

Size US 2 [2.75 mm] needles (two circular or set of double-pointed)
 Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

My Godiva Mitts pattern has been carefully written and tech-edited, after which I ran an extremely successful test knit on Ravelry. I love my test knitters!

This pattern is available on Ravelry at an introductory reduced price of $3.75 until midnight (GMT) July 21. After that the pattern will be available at its regular price of $5.00.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Walnut Cowl -- Knitscene Fall 2017

Now up on Ravelry!

(80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk ~ 100% lovely)
in Cronan
4 (100g/175yd) skeins 

Thanks knitscene / Harper Point Photography for all of the great photos,
And styling that had my 27 year old daughter say, "I would wear all that."