In honor of day two of snow in Arkansas, I thought it would be fun to look at a collection of projects that’s perfect for when you need to keep warm.
Stitch Style Mittens is an old book (published in 2007, but still available on Amazon) that includes 20 projects in knit and crochet. There are fingerless mitts, mittens, gloves and muffs by a variety of designers and for a range of skill levels.
There are some really cute projects here. I like the Spot-on Mittens by Judy Furlong, which are white with stranded knit spots worked in different colors. Jennifer L. Appleby’s Slip-Stitch Wrist Warmers are pretty and practical, in a classic stitch pattern and a sweet pairing of purple and pink. The super-long and picot-edged Textured Gloves from Malgosia Dzik-Holden are sophisticated show-stoppers, while Katherine Hunt’s Striped Mittens in black and white are a staple for knitters everywhere.
The Fair Isle Warmers pictured on the cover and designed by Gabrielle Carter are nice, too, and great practice on lots of little motifs (good for stash-busting, too). Most of the patterns can be viewed on Ravelry.
Some of the projects are a little strange, or just not suited to my taste, but if you’re a big fan of keeping your hands warm, this one is worth looking up.
Have you been knitting any mittens, gloves or mitts lately? I’d love to hear about it!