Friday, November 2, 2012


 After months of knitting and frogging and reknitting.....followed by writing and editing and more editing, not to mention picture taking and retaking....I'm very happy to release my second knitting pattern - Palmies.  It's available for download on Ravelry.

I love fingerless mitts and wear them all the time when the weather is cool, but the prettier ones with the lacy cuffs just don't work when I'm riding around on the lawn tractor picking up leaves in the fall or working in our garden plot.  I wanted something snug fitting that would stay in place on my hand, yet be simple to make with minimal finishing -- unique finger divisions are the key to keeping the mitt in place and comfortable to wear.

From the pattern description:
Palmies are fingerless mitts designed as “working” mitts to fit snugly under long sleeved sweaters or sweatshirts and feature short, twisted rib cuffs and chain-stitch finger-divisions that keep the mitts in place around the palm of the hand, while leaving the fingers free. The front of each mitt has a simple textured pattern while the back and thumb gussets are stockinette stitch. This is a fast, one-skein project requiring minimal finishing (weaving in only the cast on and bind off tails). The pattern includes two sizes—women’s medium and large—and has both written and charted instructions.
In my next post I'll detail some tips to make knitting your Palmies a breeze.

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