It has become a custom around here to write a yearly post about mitts (mittens, gloves, etc). This post is a bit late, but I have been in the Southern Hemisphere for much of the last month and so have not had to deal with cold hands. Now that I am back home and it is frosty, warm mitts are back on my radar. So, let’s see a show of hands!
Tettegouche Mittens by Virginia Sattler-Reimer
I am currently obsessed with fair isle knitting, and these mittens are just divine. The colours are so rich and gorgeous. Susan pointed out to me on Ravelry (Hi, Susan!) that the Tattegouche State Park is amazing, and having looked it up, I would agree and can see the inspiration. Virginia designed these to match a hat pattern which she contributed to Kate Davies’ new collection; so you can make a matching set.
Muhu Gloves by Anu Pink
I love Muhu designs. The description on it’s Ravelry pattern page says: “The gloves knitted in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the tiny Estonian island of Muhu were exquisitely flamboyant and knitted at a very tight gauge. This project invites you to knit an authentic pair of Muhu gloves at the traditional gauge.” (The gauge is 64 stitches and 66 rows = 10 cm, so be fortified before you cast on!) These are published in Piecework by Interweave Knits.
Amazing Grace by Jana Huck
Jana recently published five patterns for fingerless mitts in a collection called A cuff of Cheer. I like them all and had a hard time deciding which to put here. One of the things I like about these is the small lines of colour which run across the pattern; I think this opens up endless possibilities for adding some pops of colour and experimenting with shades and combinations. Like the name of the collection, I find these very cheerful.
Bromont Mitts by Dianna Walla
These mitts (and the matching hats) make me think of snow ball fights and long walks in the woods, sledding and hot chocolate. I love them in this combo of pink and grey and natural white, but of course the possibilities are endless. Dianna spent a few years in Norway, and has clearly been influenced by Norwegian knitting traditions. This is a simple design, but clean and fun.
Underground by Skeindeer Knits
I love a bit of fusion, both in cooking and knitting. These mittens take inspiration from two sources. As Eli says in the Ravelry pattern description: “I was inspired by the London public transport system, as well as my own Norwegian knitting heritage. These mittens feature patterns from the local-to-me Selbu mitten tradition, as well symbolism well known to all London residents.” I really love the way these two have combined in this design. They manage to be both striking and charming, and a lot of fun as well.
Happy Glamper mittens by Keri Malley
I love these mittens! I cannot overstate how happy they make me. Keri has only published two patterns, but I hope she does more. They are so whimsical, and nostalgic, and absolutely perfectly framed. It’s almost enough to make me want to go camping (and that’s saying something)! I dare you to look at these and not be charmed.
That’s all for this round-up, but if you want to go back and look at previous years’ mitten posts, you can find them here:
- Merry Mittenmas!
- A dozen great patterns for fingerless mitts
- It’s mitten time again!
- To gussett or not to gusset
Here’s wishing you a happy weekend, good knitting, and warm hands.
A great selection! Now I’m off to revisit your previous mitten posts.
I was just at Espace Tricot (the creators of the pattern) an hour ago for their Xmas party-sale. The Bromont Mittens are named after a well known ski mountain near here. You must visit Espace Tricot if you ever come to Montreal. I’d be more than happy to go with you!
Thank you for your most inspiring posts!
I would love to visit Espace Tricot. Some day I will make it to Montreal and then I will be sure to go.
Please let me know and I’d be more than happy to guide you around!
Those camping mittens are so cute. You have to smile looking at them.
Exactly! They are adorable (I hope you had a lovely Hanukkah, Jossie!)
Thanks for the line up and you just saved me from buying an SQ of yarn. I have too many sweaterz, and I’m hot to knit mittens, mitts and hats. And, I have a nice stash of Jamieson’s and Starmore’s fingering.
Fantastic! I rarely am credited with saving people from buying yarn. I’m happy to be the voice of reason and to help you with stash-busting.
Very nice roundup! Now I have some new mittens for my queue 🙂
That’s great. I think it’s time for me to knit some mittens, too.
I fell for the Jana Huck collection. They make me want to try all the colour combinations. Of course, I have yet to cast on even one version!!
They really are great, aren’t they? I like them all. Enjoy!
This is a most beautiful selection! I love the Diana Walla’s Bromont mittens, and the first pair as well. What a great use of colors.
I’m glad that you like them. I think this is my first mitten pattern post that has no mittens in a single colour. I am obviously very taken with colourwork this year.
Love this round up — the Tettegouche Mittens are on my to make list!!
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