sweet tea

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what could be more summery than cool, organic cotton on a hot july day?
maybe something green?

i’ll give you one better—organic cotton that was grown in the color green.
oh yeah, now we’re talking’.

knit into a very simple fingerless mitt with the barest of lace trims—this cotton is so easy to knit and wear, no matter what the weather. it makes the perfect project to take along to a ball game, picnic, or a weekend at the cabin. and when the weather does finally cool down a notch, you’ll be completely prepared.

these also make a lovely gift for a summer bride—thoughtful in so many ways

and comfortable, too (priceless when your wedding date is august-something . . .).

these mitts feature a sculpted thumb gusset for maximum flexibility and a perfect fit in four sizes. a simple lace pattern trims the hem and top edge—just enough and no more.

shown here, size medium in ecobutterfly pakucho organic cotton lace, a soft 2-ply color grown cotton yarn, in precious deep green.

this is a yarn that we featured in the may shipment of our barenaked club, which captured the imagination of so many of our members. you can read more of the incredible story of this yarn at the in our barenaked eBook or at the ecobutterfly website.

it is truly unparalleled by other (mostly mercerized) cotton yarns—if you think you don’t like knitting with cotton, this will change your mind.

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

i am deeply thankful to stephanie and steve at ecobutterfly organics for teaching me so much more about color grown organic cotton; they have made an indelible impression on me in these last few months. with thoughtful dedication to conserving our planet’s resources, they make available to us in their online shop a wonderful array of organic and recycled products, sourced from around the globe.

and once again, david has captured some really great photos; thank you david!

26 thoughts on “sweet tea

  1. Just beautiful, the pattern, the yarn and the photographs. These will make perfect gifts for my California relatives.

  2. These look so pretty, I was inspired to buy the pattern and order yarn – now I just need to wait for the cotton to arrive!

  3. Gorgeous, Anne. And David did a great photo shoot – again. You two are a winning team : ) Off to get my pattern.

  4. Oh these are absolutely lovely. The perfect glove for us Californians. I’ve been waiting for this pattern to use some of my BNK yarn and then some. Thank you Anne.

  5. The pictures are beautiful — especially the ones with the Queen Anne’s Lace. The beauty of the photos complement the elegance of the mitts.

  6. Love these! Downloaded the pattern and am ready to cast on! Such a lovely combination too, the yarn and pattern are perfect for each other. Ive been so excited to try this new eco friendly yarn! 🙂

  7. These are just so pretty! My skein of Ecobutterfly Organics Pakucho Lace arrived yesterday and I have to admit – my first thought was “size ONE needle???? Are you sure you didn’t use a size 000!” LOLOL. I think it’s going to bloom. It is so incredibly soft – I’m looking forward to getting the pattern (on friday) and getting started.

  8. the Queen Anne’s Lace blooms are the perfect accompaniment in the photos! i love the way the delicacy of the teeny tiny blooms echos the lace in the hems – brilliant!

  9. I am a HUGE fan of fingerless mitts and LOVE these. I have a question for you… does the cotton used tend to stretch out or lose it’s shape… I don’t love knitting with cotton. It typically hurts my hands and is not “block friendly”

  10. just bought the pattern and the yarn! Thanks for your quick response to my question… I totally trust your judgement. Can’t wait to get it and cast on!

  11. Have to admit, my Wandering Thyme is still at the very, very beginning but am loving the yarn. Gorgeous color, wonderful feel. I got the skein with copper :*)

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