I'm super excited to release my first pattern of 2012, the Freemans Alley Mitts!
I'm sure it's no surprise that this pattern uses my favorite Koigu KPPPM yarn and that I worked in a way to use not one but three of their awesome colors. The mitts you see above shade from a mostly-purple color, through a mostly-reddish-fuchsia, to a mostly-orange color. So pretty!
My friend Seth took these awesome photos for me, which explains how I ended up with shots like this:
Which shows the ribbing on the "inside" of the mitts nicely . . .
Where the light just makes me gasp!
The knitting on these couldn't be much simpler: just knits and purls, with a few decreases for some shaping. The "front" of the mitts is all stockinette so that the yarn colors do all the talking, and the "back" of the mitts has allover ribbing to ensure a good fit:
The pattern includes instructions to knit these either flat with a seam or in the round on DPNs, so you can work them in whichever method you prefer.
Or maybe you want to knit them in just one color? That works beautifully too!
And guess what? You only need one skein of Koigu to finish the mitts! Score.
I hope you enjoy this design! If you aren't quite ready to buy it yet but you did like it, can you do me a quick favor and click "add to faves" on it on Ravelry? Thanks in advance, I appreciate the love! ;o)