Shortly before Christmas last year, I published a post with great mitten patterns (you can find it here). Last week, I received a lovely mitten pattern in the mail. As part of her Seven Skeins Club, Kate Davies recently released this pattern, called Kokkeluri:
I think these are beautiful, and if I ever get my hands back to knttting shape, I plan to make a pair. (I already have the yarn!) This pattern is only available to subscribers of the Seven Skeins Club until its general release in 2016. If you are not part of the Club, never fear! I have another seasonal round-up of great mitten patterns for you here.
I just love these Medusa Mittens by Annie Watts. It is one pair in a trio, which includes the Mitts of Sysiphus and the Pandora Mitts. They are all good, but these are my favorites.
They can’t be properly appreciated without seeing the back (or the front as the case may be). What would Medusa be without snakes?
While I love fun mittens, and I love colourful mittens, I also have a fondness for geometrical patterns, and love the spare lines and muted colours of these, Midtown by Spilly Jane. She was inspired by the subway ventilation gratings in New York City.
My mitten post last year had a couple of red and white themed mittens. This seems to be a favorite of mine, as witnessed by this pair, the Celtic Inspired Mittens, by Janet Welsh Knits.
The Melancholy Thistle pattern by Pinneguri is pretty in this green and white colourway, but make sure you check out the projects on Ravelry. There aren’t too many yet, but the variations in the colourways are really striking. Check them out. Aren’t the thumbs fabulous?
Weeds by Lynn Manderville is a lovely pattern. I find these really appealing; the colourwork is great but I especially love the cuffs. I am a sucker for seed stitch, and this green is gorgeous.
I love these Telšiai Mittens by Donna Druchunas. These are based on a pair of Lithuanian mittens knitted in the town of Telšiai, and photographed in a Lithuanian knitting pattern book from 1933 (details at Ravelry link above). The original photo is in black and white, but I think this blue and yellow combination is fabulous.
I really love Metasequoia, by Kristen Kapur (what a great name, too!). I’m not even sure why I find them so appealing but their simple folksiness with a touch of whimsy, is really great.
Last but not least, I ‘m crazy about the Calaveras Mittens by JennyPenny:
In case you’re not convinced, just tlook at the reverse side.
The weather is going to get cold and frosty any day (at least for us in the Northern Hemisphere). It’s the perfect time to cast on a pair of mittens. Enjoy!