If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I’ve been hard at work brainstorming and knitting up colorwork motifs. It’s a weekly routine I’ve been enjoying the familiarity of: thinking and charting during the week, knitting on Saturdays, blocking and photos on Sundays, and blogging on Mondays. This new pattern – “Alphamitts” – grew up as an off-shoot of that process… a colorwork idea that was too big to fit on a swatch!
“Alphamitts” is a child-sized pattern, available for free download here, that uses small amounts of two colors of Knit Picks Palette or similar fingering-weight yarn. The pattern includes a full-page color chart, and tips to start you in the right direction if you should want to adjust these for adult sizing. The mittens are identical – you do not reverse the thumb shaping for the second hand – so that the two palms held together show the entire alphabet motif. The perfect cheat-sheet for your sing-songy sweetheart!