Hello, my friends! :waving:
This month, our Knitting Help Forum Monthly Challenge is:
[CENTER][B][SIZE=4][COLOR=blue]Mittens and Gloves![/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]
[COLOR=navy]It's almost time for fall, and winter will bring storms, [/COLOR]
[COLOR=navy]so let's make gloves and mittens to keep our hands warm.[/COLOR]
It doesn't take a lot of yarn to make mittens and gloves, and there are lots of GORGEOUS patterns available for us to choose from. :inlove:
[LEFT]Here are some patterns to check out:
Knitting Pattern Central
And, what a coincidence......Vogue Knitting is highlighting mittens and gloves now as well!
One of our mods (Jan in CA) has recommended a few good patterns from the Knitting Daily website:
There are lots of beautiful mitten patterns that are free. A few that were in IK are also offered right now on Knitting Daily. Some of their patterns are offered for a limited time, but these don't seem to have a date on them.
Another mod (dustinac) has this to say about mittens:
I love the Snowbird Mittens in the Vogue magazine...I can't wait to start on those but gotta wait till I start/finish JD's WVU mittens that I decided to try and design myself :shrug: and then Roo a pair of mittens with Roses on them...oh and Isaiah's spiderman mittens...:oo:
[CENTER]She's got a lot of knitting to do! :teehee: [/CENTER]
Dustinac also likes these Herringbone Gloves, but the pattern is written in Japanese! :shock: (Does anyone want to translate that pattern for us?)
And Jeremy (another mod) thinks that mittens will make a perfect project for charity knitters: My wife's school has a church nearby which gives out mittens to those who need them every year.
[CENTER]Hey, I'm ALL ABOUT charity knitting! [/CENTER]
[LEFT]Personally, I want to make gloves with some beautiful Rowan DK Soft that one of our UK knitters gave to me this year. :inlove: [/LEFT]
I purchased a pretty beaded glove pattern last year that should work perfectly. The pattern is called "Essence Gloves" by Heartland Knits.
[CENTER]So, let's get started making mittens and gloves!
(Knitters and Crocheters are ALL welcome to join.)