photos by Shane Baskin/Blackbox Studios
In the spotlight today are my Meandros Mittens, cozy little items to knit for the chilly months we thirst for . These mittens are perfect summer knitting--they're small, and the sport-weight Cobblestone yarn is light on your lap (but the double layer colorwork will keep your hands nice and toasty when they're done).
These mittens feature corrugated ribbing and an afterthought thumb on which the palm pattern is continued. They are pictured with the Meandros Scarf, and if you squint you just might be able to make out the pattern on the reverse side of the scarf. That same pattern is done in color on the back of the mitten (below).
Other good color choices:
304 Bourbon St. (deep purple plied with gold and green variegate--Mardi Gras colors!) and 302 Beale St. (pink plied with teal, lavender and yellow--so pretty)
303 Chalmers St. (red with yellow and blue) and 308 Rodeo Dr. (blue with yellow and red)
Last week I treated myself to a new book: Pop Knitting by Britt-Marie Christoffersson. It is essentially a stitch dictionary, with vivid new stitches, and full page photos of three-dimensional motifs in comic book colors.
There are examples of these stitches used in garments, and a template to follow should you want to imitate them, but no patterns. I am mulling over a design for my daughter using three colors of Universal Yarn's Garden 3 cotton. I'm pretty excited about this garment, but it has to be top secret for now. In fact, you should probably destroy this post after reading.
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