It’s the start of October and so that means it’s time to launch our new Crochet and Knit alongs for the next two months.
This time, we’re focussing on colourwork, and given the change in the weather, what better item to try it on than mitts?
Fingerless mitts are a great way to practice techniques as they are a relatively small project, usually with very little shaping. They are also the perfect autumnal project with everyone needing to add some cosiness to their wardrobes and with the start of looking ahead to gifts for the festive season.
For the Knit along (KAL) we are going to be using the Outfoxed Mitts by Erica Heusser. Erica is a new designer to me, but you can find her designs both on Etsy and Ravelry and she has some beautiful colourwork creations. I will definitely be following her and trying more of her work in the future. The Outfoxed Mitts however seemed to fit the autumnal feeling nicely, so I decided that for the KAL we will start with these.
For the Crochet along (CAL) we are going to be using the Baltic Vibes Mitts pattern by Vytene Laucyte of Hobbyist On The Road. Vytene is another new designer for me and I love her bold designs. You can find her on both Etsy and Ravelry. The Baltic Vibes Mitts are a lovely traditional wintery pattern that looks incredibly cosy and welcoming. I can imagine wearing these and hugging a mug of hot chocolate!
If you’d like to join in with the CAL or KAL then all you need to do is purchase one or both of the patterns and then join our Facebook group to share your progress. You could even consider joining our Wednesday morning Zoom group!
If you’re in Woolbert’s Flock then as usual you will receive free copies of both the patterns, and we’ll be working through them in our Zoom groups as well as in our Facebook group.
I can’t wait to get started!