After many months of sketching, thinking, driftin, slowly knitting, losing one or the other glove before taking the photos I needed, forgetting which needles I started with, leaving my notebook at Deb's restaurant, I finally finished this pattern. And I really like it. Maybe all that wasted, er, contemplative time made a positive difference. I'm pleased to show you.
They're called Cane Sugar Mitts, and they're part of the KAL Line collection of simple patterns that invite knitters to make their own creative versions of things like cowls, gloves, hats and other small things.
This particular pattern uses just a little of a special yarn, and it can be made to any length. Your choices will make your gloves one of a kind.
Here are Stevanie's, for example. Hers were so different than mine--with a ribbed thumb panel instead of garter--that I included her version in the instructions.
Note 8/5: I've given away more than 10 copies, so the free period has ended. Thank you! The pattern is for sale now on ravelry and I hope you'll consider buying it to make the mitts.
The KAL Line is meant to be knitalong-friendly (thus the name), so as usual I'm looking for a few early adopters. I'd like to give out 10 patterns to people who will make a pair and show photos on ravelry by the end of August. Comment here or, even better, PM me on rav (I'm LarissaBrown.)
I swear, they don't take all that long.I just dawdled.