while i always keep our customers’ tastes in mind when making choices to add to our pattern catalog, i rarely (if ever) design anything i wouldn’t wear myself. and most of my designs begin as a desire for something specific—i wish i had a sweater that flared like so, or i wish i had an earwarmer, or i need a skirt i can ride my bike in.
i’ve been telling myself i need a pair of super-lightweight fingerless mitts for several years at least—they’d be the perfect layering piece to warm my hands when they spend hours on the keyboard.
something fine and plain with a good fit; nuthin’ fancy needed.
and finally—finally—i have knit them (and quickly too).
and i even wrote up the pattern, because so many people made a point to tell me how much they’ve been wanting this very thing for themselves.
well, i couldn’t say no, could i??
there is, indeed, the plainest of plain versions—this one is all about the yarn and a simple, uncluttered line—go ahead and use that trophy yarn you’ve been hanging on to; i can’t think of a better recipient for it than you.
or, if a little bit of interest keeps the project moving better for you, we have two simple variations to add some fully-fashioned detailing
a few lines of faggoting along the back of the hand or
a bit of zig-zag twist stitching for an even more subtle touch.
oh, and did i mention that there are four sizes to choose from?
yes, one for everybody, i think.
shown above in fearless fibers laceweight BFL and silk in colorway melliflous green. our friend deb has just replenished her supply of this yarn base and will be restocking as soon as she can get it dyed up.
shown below in fiber isle kami bison, an absolutely heavenly blend of merino/bamboo/bison—to die for. like i said before—go for the luxury, especially if you’ve been hoarding something great
these bison blends are a little hard to get hold of, but still available here and there; i highly recommend the splurge if you do find yourself face to face with these yarns.
many thanks to my dear friend deb for sending me this lively green yarn back in the winter months; i’ve kept my eye on this skein through the grayest of days and now that spring has arrived at last, i have the perfect mitts to celebrate the season. deb has many other beautiful offerings in her etsy shop; i included her laceweight merino on the suggested list for this project as well—go take a look!
and of course, thank you dear david for some terrific eleventh-hour pictures; what would we do without you to show us the good side of every project?