Lined Snow Mittens knitting pattern

Jan 17th, 2021 knitting, patterns

Lined mittens are extra warm because of the insulating space trapped between the layers. The inner layer is soft and warm on your hands while the outer layer helps keep snow and moisture out, and the air caught in between adds a buffer against extreme temperatures.  Making mittens double layered also allows you to combine a variety of yarns to take advantage of the properties…

woodland walkways socks

Oct 13th, 2020 knitting, patterns

Here’s a sock pattern. I created the charts, raw pattern text and knitted the sample, but other than that I had nothing to do with the sock club it comes from. The outfit that put together the sock club stopped doing business a long time ago, and took my design into oblivion with it. So, if you want, download it before it disappears again.

Things I have cozied:

Mar 10th, 2011 knitting, work

A lot of inanimate objects tend to develop jackets when there is a knitter around. The most recent victim suspect specimen is the French Press coffee maker in my kitchen, now toastily insulating its content under a shroud of alpaca and Kidsilk Haze: The French Press Cozy knitting came about because I was committing a major knitter’s faux pas: using my hot water bottle cozy…

finished fabric

Oct 30th, 2010 knitting, swaps

See? I told you I was excited to finish and block this shawl! The real moment of truth is yet to come, when it’s dry and I get to feel how soft, drapey and luxurious the Sundara Silky Merino turns out. But stretching the fabric out to see the design in its entirety is always an exciting moment, too. It’s enough to tide me over…