My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

Knit Mitts

I have another book to show you today:

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This is Knit Mitts: Your Handy Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves by Kate Atherley. More than just a book of patterns, it gives you everything you need to make mittens and gloves to keep you hands warm and comfy.

The book contains everything you ever wanted to know about hand measurements: a chart of survey results for adult and child hand sizes (9 different measurements — hand circumference, length of each finger, etc.), info on measuring a hand, tips for working without measurements, making adjustments, etc.

Next up, a discussion of materials: choosing your yarn, knitting for warmth, incorporating linings, and a useful chart of yarn requirements.

The next section is all about techniques — gauge, working on different needle types (i.e. circulars, dpns), different cast-ons, thumb and finger techniques, and blocking.

Then come the patterns. Kate offers basic patterns for mittens and gloves, with lots of details and information on variations you can work.

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Next up, a chapter on customization — adjusting a pattern to fit a baby, adjusting the length of the various parts of the mitten or glove, changing stitch patterns, and working in add-ons, like conductive thread (which any commute knows is pretty much a necessity these days!, adding a string to keep track of your mittens, and working a flip-top mitten.

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The last chapter is a collection of patterns: 9 very pretty designs for mittens, mitts and gloves.

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The appendix includes a stitch glossary and abbreviations used.

So if you are planning on making any sort of hand covering for the upcoming winter, this book has you covered!

Who’d like a copy? To be entered in the drawing for a copy of Knit Mitts: Your Handy Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves by Kate Atherley, leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern time on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Meanwhile, Loki is being very helpful!

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Why My Moth Cardigan is Not Yet Done

The winner of a copy of 60 More Quick Baby Blankets: Cozy Knits in the 128 Superwash® & 220 Superwash® Collections from Cascade Yarns® is Barbara Fredrick, who has been emailed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment to be entered in the giveaway.

Moving along, here is why I have not yet finished my Moth Cardigan. I am having way too much fun sewing doll clothes!

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See?

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I love the period clothes!

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But sometimes you have to slip in something contemporary.

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And maybe a Halloween costume?

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Or unicorn footie jammies!

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Group photo!

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Loki thinks I’ve lost my mind.

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60 More Quick Baby Blankets

Sorry for falling off the face of the earth there for a bit. I have been having a really busy time of it at the day job and everything else took a back seat for a bit. But things have hopefully settled down for a while, so I am back with another great book to […]

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Side by Side

The winner of a copy of Seed Stitch: Beyond Knit 1, Purl 1 by Rosemary Drysdale is “knittingdancer on Ravelry” who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment and to Sterling Books for sending my review copy and providing a second copy for the giveaway! I am still knitting along on my Moth Cardigan. […]

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Seed Stitch

The winner of my review copy of  Unobtainables: Fake Elements, Real Knits is Christel, who has been emailed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment! Today I have another lovely book for review: Seed Stitch: Beyond Knit 1, Purl 1 by Rosemary Drysdale. This is seed stitch like you have never seen before. The author has definitely […]

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