My current work in progress:

Veronika Cardigan, designed by Shannon Cook, knit from YOTH Daughter in the Black Truffle colorway, using U.S. size 8 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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Comments

  1. Susan Forman says:

    I love mittens and with three children and two grandchildren they are always asking for me to knit them more. Somehow they never can seem to find two like are alike. They disappear like socks. This would be such a fun book for me to add to my collection. Something for me I reiterate. Lol. Thank you wendy. Sincerely Susan

  2. This looks like a wonderful book! I knit socks all the time – definitely need a change of pace!

  3. Looks very helpful

  4. A mitten is the project for the first level of the Master Hand Knitter course. I think this book would be a very good resource indeed. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  5. I would love to win this book. I went on a mitten knitting tear back in the late 90’s & totally burned out on them. But seeing that all of mine are now almost 20 years old and my grown kids don’t even own a pair of hand knit mittens…. I think it’s time to break out the mitten patterns once again. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the book, which would also be a Huge incentive.
    Jeannie Gray´s last blog post ..Three on Thursday – Halloween Candy

  6. I’d love to win the book. Thanks!

  7. Anna Housholder says:

    Yes, yes, yes!!! I would like to own this book. Always wanted to learn how to knit mittens!!

  8. I would love this book–who doesn’t like a new pair of mittens?

  9. Kate Atherly – a brilliant knitting author. And mittens are on my ever lengthening must-knit list. Thank you for the chance to have this book.

  10. Looks like a great book. I love her patterns! Knitting mittens and gloves is a necessity in my New England area. Thanks for offering it. 😉

  11. I love that this book discusses hand measurements at length. Oversized floppy mittens are not so comfy!

  12. Charlottewv says:

    The mittens book looks like it has some fun projects inside! Loki is just happy that you are dressing dolls…and aren’t dressing him!! Sweet Loki! 💙🐾

  13. Susan Cawley says:

    I’d love to be able to knit mittens and gloves that fit the intended wearer. This book looks like it would help a lot.

  14. This book looks great.

  15. Can’t have too many mittens!

  16. Thank you for the chance to win. I’ve been flirting with mittens and would love some guidance!

  17. I would love to knit some mittens and gloves. Looks like a good book.

  18. Barbara McIntire says:

    Thanks for putting the mitt book on your blog and making it available to your readers. I’d like to be entered in the drawing.

  19. This book seems to cover everything you need to know about making mittens. I’m planning to make another pair of flip-tops for my son in Alaska.
    Kristen Chambers´s last blog post ..Memories

  20. Mitten time here in western NY. Plans to teach a mitten class at our local library so this is a must have book.

  21. Kathleen Kennedy says:

    Ooooooo, I would love this book. I’ve never attempted mittens before and this is fabulous inspiration!!

  22. Looks like a great book, love knitting mitts and gloves

  23. Well, Loki sure looks like a soft, fluffy cloud, lying there on mama’s laptop! He’s such a handsome boy…

    I’m already loving the stranded designs, especially the Fair Isle one at the center of the page. Bonus – stranded and Fair Isle add that extra layer of warmth! Much needed for our cold, Canadian winters!

  24. Knitting gloves is one of my favorite things, and I know Kate A. is a careful writer. I’m in!

  25. Jennifer Wade says:

    This book sounds like so much fun! I’ve got a bunch of yarn set aside for mitts and mittens, and have yet to make them, so this would be the perfect time. Fingers crossed!

  26. Oh, my gosh! I’ve wanted to start knitting mittens, but didn’t know where to begin! This sounds like a great resource for beginners and advanced alike! And may I say that Loki wears beautiful mittens!

  27. Love Kate. She is a wonderful teacher. Her sock book is a must have so I can only imagine how wonderful this book will be.. I would love to own a copy of her mitten book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  28. I am a mountain living Mama and Grandma, I need to be sure my little lovelies have toasty hands. I enjoy your book reviews, while they are not all for me it is nice to see what is out there and have a chance to win the ones I like. Thank you!

  29. I’d love a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  30. i would love this! i knit lots of mittens for children who keep misplacing them

  31. Thanks for the faithful blogging – keeps me inspried.

  32. Mittens are an important part of our wardrobe in NW Ontario. I love to knit some new ones.

  33. Thanks for the chance to win this. It was through your blog that I discovered Kate Atherley and I thank you for that.
    Charlene´s last blog post ..Heard it’s been ruff

  34. I am definitely glove incompetent! I had to make a pair for Loopy Academy last year. What a mess! Thank you for this opportunity to (maybe) win a book that would help my skills. I love your blog and books, Wendy.

  35. Love to be able to customize mittens and gloves.

  36. Kathleen McCunn says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! I have a pair of stranded mittens and a pair of thrummed mittens on my needles right now.
    Thanks,
    Kathleen
    RavID: MadameKnits

  37. Love these mittens

  38. My daughter needs mittens!

  39. Please pick me to win this awesome book of everything mittens and gloves!

  40. Barbara Clayburn says:

    i always love to see your book descriptions. They are clear and motivational.

  41. The book sounds great would love a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  42. Mittens are so much fun! Thank you for the giveaway!

  43. I would love to learn to knit mittens! This book looks amazing!

  44. Would be a very welcome addition to my library.

  45. Roslyn O'Neill says:

    I would love to have some mitten knitting inspiration!

  46. I’d love this! Thanks for chance.

  47. I have 7 grandchildren. I knit hat and mittens for them each year. I have never tried gloves but would like to try. This book looks great!!!

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  50. Kate Atherley is awesome! I love the details in her books.