Monday, June 15, 2015

New Pattern: Diamond Lattice Mittens

Once again with a non-seasonal new pattern. Hey, some people live where it's cold year-round, right?

These are the Diamond Lattice Mittens. I found this stitch pattern in one of my stitch dictionaries- favorite reading material ever- and I knew right away that this pattern was meant to be mittens. The mittens are otherwise basic: ribbed cuff, thumb gusset, nice rounded top, but the slip-stitch pattern really jazzes things up, right? I mean, why make plain mittens when you can make diamond-y mittens? It's an easy pattern to work, especially if you've ever cabled without a cable needle- these are the same idea. A pair of mittens takes about 150 yards of worsted-weight yarn. I used Malabrigo Worsted for the sample because I will come up with any excuse to use Malabrigo Worsted. It's like knitting with a cloud.

My pattern testers felt that this was a great pattern for a highly variegated yarn. Check out their projects here- they were totally right.

Two sizes, women's small/medium and women's large. Finished hand circumference for the smaller mittens is 7.75 inches, and it's 8.75 inches for the larger size. 

Needles: US 6 and US 7 dpns.
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in stockinette on larger needles

Want to make a pair for yourself? Until June 20th, get the pattern for 40% off the usual price of $4. Take advantage! 

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