So when going over patterns we wanted to have for Freebie Friday, I realized I’ve never wrote about my own free pattern. Since a computer glitch didn’t allow me to publish a new pattern this week, we thought this would be a good time to do it!
This is Semplice! I pretty much made up my own pattern for fingerless mitts a couple of years ago – I’ve used it over & over again for gifts for others and for myself. In fact, I have a pair I made out of Felici Sport sitting on my desk for those days with the airconditioning here is a little too enthusastic.
So when Wool of the Andes Sport was released earlier this year, I wanted to play with the new yarn so I tried the pattern out with a skein of Green Tea Heather. It worked perfectly! So Angela & Alisha suggested I write my first ever pattern and Angela kindly modeled them for me.
As the name suggests, it’s a really simple pattern – you need to know how to knit in the round (I use Magic Loop, but you can use double pointed needles or 2 circulars) and how to increase and pick up stitches. The cuff also have twisted stitches by knitting through the back loop (which I find creates a snug fit for mittens and socks).
Sportweight yarn is the perfect for these – it creates a warm light layer. I’ve also used DK weight, such as Capra, for other pairs & it works great too, you’d just need to swatch to check the gauge. They work up pretty quickly and I find they make great gifts.
Have a great weekend everyone! We’ll be back next Friday with another free pattern!