crossings

on this very last day of 2010, i have one final holiday pattern to ring out the old year while swinging in the new. and a mighty fancy one it is—sure to be on many a dance card as we knitters prepare for spring celebrations, such as weddings and proms.

what girl could resist such a tempting confection as this pair of lacy lovelies, with their millionaire’s mile of lavishly twining lace leaves?

you need just to pull them on to feel elegantly made up and that’s a whole lotta bang for the knitting buck, if you ask me.

they’re fun to knit too—they go surprisingly fast, with the anticipation of seeing yet another leaf repeat glide off the needles. it’s a project that will have you earning your own admiration—the results are so much more than the sum of their parts.

shown here, size large in dirty water dyeworks lucia, a merino/nylon sock blend, in colorway fairy dust.

simply irresistible.

to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the product page in the knitspot pattern shop.

congratulations to stephanie, owner of dirty water dyeworks (formerly with dye dreams), for bringing her wonderful dye work back to the market through her new company. thank you stephanie for your enthusiastic support of my work; here’s to a happy, healthy, and prosperous new start.

many thanks and much love to my good friend helena for once again gracing this page and my design with her charm and beauty—she is a natural. and so much fun to work with, too; her smile gets me every time.

isn’t she cute??

23 Responses to “crossings”

  1. Vicki says:

    Just beautiful. An absolutely gem for the last day of the year! Congratulations on another wonderful pattern. Happy New Year to you too!

  2. josiekitten says:

    Beautiful wrist warmers, and most beautifully modelled too. I’m very interested in how you actually go about your designing, Anne. Do you have an idea and start knitting, or do you chart out your idea first. You seem to get a huge amount of inspiration from nature and your garden. Looking forward to another creative year! Happy New Year to you and David, and safe travelling too, wherever you go (and I’m selfishly hoping that you’ll be heading back to London in the summer for KnitNation!)

  3. nancy schwartz sternoff says:

    she’s adorable and so is the model. now that i’ve mastered socks i’m not afraid to try these!
    happy happy new year to you and david, anne.

  4. Manise says:

    Beautiful pattern and model!

  5. Kim says:

    Lovely, lovely mitts!!! The true beauty however in this post is young Helena…..stunning young lady with lovely mitts!

    I hope you have a year filled with love, peace, joy and success my friend!

  6. Ruth says:

    Wonderful mitts, and a lovely model! Happy New Year!

  7. Michelle says:

    Wow! the go right on my “need to own” list for 2011! Is the large an Adult sized or is it for a “young” adult. I am only young at heart! hahaha

  8. Pat says:

    You had me at leaf! The mitts are beautiful and the yarn too.

  9. Martha says:

    beautiful model! :-)

  10. Kat says:

    Helena is gorgeous. Such grace and beauty in one so young. The perfect model for these pretty and elegant mitts. Another winner!

    Happy New Year, Anne!

  11. Liz in Missouri says:

    Oh, Anne – these are wonderful and sooooooooo elegant.
    Hope you and David have a Happy New Year. I’m looking forward to you new projects for 2011.

  12. Sharon (Michigan) says:

    Happy New Year! I ordered from Stephanie this morning and she put my order in the mail TODAY! How great is that! These mitts are beautiful and are perfect for my good friend who sells real estate and is often in a cold car while checking her computer in between showings! She will be thrilled. Thanks, Anne

  13. Jonica says:

    Anne,

    These will be perfect for my friend’s little girl! I was looking for something like this. But, was having no luck.

    Thanks!

  14. Laura47 says:

    Helena is a natural! What a beautiful girl — I understand why you want her modeling for you. The mitts are beautiful on their own, but they look even more lovely modeled by such a graceful and charming young lady!

    Thanks for another year of fabulous patterns. You have such a gift, we’re just lucky you share it with us! I hope you and David have a wonderful 2011!

  15. Barb says:

    Helena is a beautiful model! Such a lovely girl. Oh….the mitts of course are lovely too! Just another one of your great creations.
    Looking forward to 2011 and more of your great work. Wishing you safe and fun traveling in January.
    Happy New Year to you and David!

  16. Debbie says:

    Adorable model! Love the mitts.

  17. Jo-anne says:

    I don’t blame your adorable model for loving the mitts. They look beautiful.
    Happy New Year to you & your family.

  18. OMG! I sure hope your readership among teenaged boys and young men is limited – you friend Helena is not just cute, she’s gorgeous! And knows how to show off the awesome hand knits as well.

    Have a happy and knitterly new year!

  19. Jocelyn says:

    I LOVE these! They’re just wonderful – that’s one of my favorite stitch motifs, and the results are beautiful :)

  20. Noreen says:

    Wow…so beautiful! The mitts and the photos!

  21. Jean says:

    Beautiful and purchased immediately. Thank you so much for another lovely pattern that I can’t wait to start on.

  22. Laurel says:

    Helena is a classic English rose. Beautiful! And lovely mitts–I’d knit them in something with a bit of shiny silver stuff in it, for sure, maybe in white to play up the gorgeous twining lace.

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