Thursday, July 20, 2017

New Design: GODIVA MITTS

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

Details
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.

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

Needles
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!
xoxox 

3 comments:

  1. Ahh, now we are cook'en!!! I love single color designs that show of the beauty of the knitted stitches. This pattern is definitely going to belong to me! Thanks for the design work. You do beautiful designs.

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  2. Thanks, Tracy!
    Thanks, Elaine!
    ❤❤❤

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