Looking for a Spring knitting project? While cooler seasons are known to be the height of knitting and crocheting, many of us know that knitting and crochet season never really ends. With warmer temperatures, we might opt not to be covered in super bulky alpaca wool yarn, but rather enjoy lighter yarns and smaller projects. Today I wanted to share the Forget Not Mitt Knitting Kit with you, along with all the pretty color combinations available. The pictures below are from Ravelry, and all the fingerless mitts were made using this kit.
These quick-to-knit mitts are a basic argyle pattern that pops with the use of a semi-solid and a marbled multi-color yarn. The yarn in these kits was dyed especially for these fingerless mitts. With an easy to follow color chart, interesting thumb gusset and straight-forward 1×1 striping on the palm, these mitts will keep your attention without driving you crazy. Not to worry, it’s easier than it may look!
The yarn in the kits is our Paca Peds, a fingering weight sock yarn, obviously not just for socks! You’ll need #2 knitting needles, if you don’t already have them. It is a blend of 20% superfine Alpaca, 65% superwash Wool, and 15% Nylon for durability. Just check out these yarn color names and pictures of yarn swatch options available in this kit:
Bora Bora (Aqua)
Dancing Queen (Acid Green)
Figgy Pudding (Brown)
Hidden Glen (Olive)
Night Shade (Purple)
Poison Apple (Red)
One of my favorite things to do in the Spring (other than gardening), is to head outside with my knitting or crocheting, grab a lawn chair, and head for the alpaca pasture! Early morning, I’d have coffee too. It’s so peaceful just sitting and watching the alpacas, sipping coffee, and knitting … now that’s living! Order a Kit today … then head for your favorite knitting spot!
Ever wonder what the definition of argyle is? According to Wikepedia, “It is a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland.”
Payne Stewart (1957–1999), who won the U.S. Open in 1991 and 1999 and the PGA championship in 1989, was known for his flashy tams, knickerbockers, and argyle socks.
As a knitting pattern, argyle is generally accomplished using the Intarsia technique. For a Tutorial on knitting Intarsia, see below.
Intarsia Knitting |
from: Knit Picks
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