Knitting New Mittens & Gloves: Warm and Adorn Your Hands in 28 Innovative Ways
Unique designs from a knitwear pro. “A mitten-covered thumbs-up to Knitting New Mittens [&] Gloves. It’s a nice blend of the classic and the funky” (Go Knit In Your Hat).
Growing up in Cape Breton, on Canada’s Atlantic coast, knitwear designer Robin Melanson learned early on the importance of gloves and mittens in a harsh winter climate. Now this self-described “mitten and glove aficionado” shares her enthusiasm for these ordinary items by presenting 28 extraordinary ways to make them for year-round style.
Featuring gloves, mittens, arm warmers, mitts, and fingerless gloves, this is the second book in a new STC Craft series that introduces innovative approaches to creating popular knitted items. Knitting New Mittens and Gloves combines traditional and untraditional techniques—as well as influences as far-flung as Gothic architecture, Estonian lace, and Wagnerian opera—in a winning collection of patterns for adults and children. From wool mittens filled with unspun fleece and arm warmers with leather laces, to cotton-mesh fingerless gloves and silk-beaded mitts to be worn as adornments, each design has an unexpected twist.
Because they are small, quick to make, and don’t require a lot of yarn, mittens and gloves are perfect projects for knitting throughout the year, and they also offer an ideal opportunity for beginning and more seasoned knitters to experiment with new techniques, yarns, and styles. With its fresh, original sensibility, Knitting New Mittens and Gloves will captivate knitters of every level.
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I love this book!User Review - kozykitty - Overstock.com
I am always looking for little projects that I can stuff in my purse. This book is full of them. I was amazed at the variety of projects in this book. There is something for everyone. Projects include ... Read full review
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alpaca Arm Warmer beads beginning of rnd Blanket Stitch BO all sts Change needle crochet hook Cuff Cut yarn Decrease double-pointed needles dpn Draw through remaining edge Fair Isle Fingerless Gloves FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately five double-pointed needles GLOVES SIZES hold the sts I-Cord Increase Rnd k2tog knit 2 sts knit to end KNITTING NEW MITTENS last 2 sts last st Left Glove left-hand needle Long-Tail loop Middle Finger MITTENS & GLOVES NEEDLES One set NOTIONS Stitch markers obtain correct gauge palm piece is long Pinkie place marker pm pm for beginning pm for Thumb pull tight purl purlwise Rejoin yarn remaining sts right-hand needle Ring Finger set of five slipknot st until piece sts from Needle sts from waste sts over gap sts remain sts to waste tail tapestry needle Thumb Opening tight and fasten Transfer sts twist sts waste yarn Weave in ends yarn for Thumb yarn to dpns