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My mum taught me to knit when I was 5 - I have early memories of sitting with a skein around my wrists while she wound it into a ball. I had a big imagination though and I suppose got interested in ...
My mum taught me to knit when I was 5 - I have early memories of sitting with a skein around my wrists while she wound it into a ball. I had a big imagination though and I suppose got interested in other things until I was older. When I was 21, I found myself at a houseparty, and one of the girls there had a bag of knitting. I thought it was so cool, I made her remind me there and then, and since that evening Ive been hooked. I love the whole process of buying a ball of yarn and turning it into a beautiful garment.
Ive been blogging since 2008 about life, art and things I have been making and selling, and I have been designing for the last couple of years. I trained in pattern cutting and dressmaking and found that the skills I learnt developed into an urge to design knitwear.
Im currently putting patterns together my first book, some of which you can buy here or on my website. I also have a Ravelry group where people can share pictures of my designs, I would love for you to join!
You can connect with me on Twitter, see what inspires me on Pinterest, and follow my blog at www.buttonsandbeeswax.com
I'm been beavering away these last few weeks to get this mitten pattern knitted up and photographed to release in time for Christmas. It's such a quick and simple pattern that it will make a great last minute gift - in just a day or two these can be ready to go!
Knitted in A Stash Addict's Solid Aran BFL, I used a slightly tighter gauge than normal to keep the warmth inside. The yarn is gorgeous to work with and blocks beautifully, but any aran weight yarn will be fine providing you get the gauge.
The pattern includes instructions for both the fingerless mitts and the full mittens, I couldn't decide which I preferred so I thought I would leave it up to you. The mittens are grafted closed at the top, which is a really neat finish and helps them to keep their shape.
The pattern is available in three sizes, S,M and L. All can be made with under 100g / 3.5oz of yarn per pair.
22 sts and 30 rows per 10cm/4" in stocking stitch, knitted flat on 4mm (US 6) needles.
182 yards of Worsted weight