Monday, 20 October 2014

Hands up for Autumn!

Well this week was decidedly cold and wet here in the UK. We spent much of the week peeling warm layers on and off, relearning how to work our central heating thermostats and grabbing plenty of warming brews! Here's a round up of some of our favourite fingerless mitt patterns that call for Fyberspates yarn- get knitting!
(c) Liz Corke
We love these Beira Mitts by Liz Corke. Originally worked up in Rural Charm by Fyberspates, we think Vivacious or Scrumptious 4ply would be the perfect substitute. The mitts are super stretchy due to the twisted rib and will fit most teens and women and it’s easy to adjust the size. The twisted rib means they will fit with plenty of negative ease. If you want to make the gloves a different size, you can simply add or remove extra ribbing from the palm.
(c) Ella Austin
Perhaps you're in the mood for something intricate and a tad challenging? These Leighton House Handwarmers are incredible by Ella Austin and call for jewel tones of Scrumptious Lace. Ella's patterns are always beautifully presented and with easy to follow instructions, this colourwork would be as fun to knit as it would be to wear!
(c) Ysolda
These Sherbet Mitts by Ysolda Teague feature in the Saturday Treat collection, an exclusive collaboration with Fyberspates. This pattern takes advantage of the crisp stitch definition of Scrumptious 4ply and the light reflecting silk emphasises the strong relief effect and different textures between the sections worked in reverse stockinette and garter stitch.
(c) Fyberspates
For beginners who are just starting to move away from plain knit stitch, Claudya are the perfect next step to learning a few more stitches and completing a project to wear! Knit flat before blocking and seaming, these mittens combine simple stitches and scrumptious yarn to keep hands warm while still leaving fingers free to wiggle! This pattern calls for just a single skein of Scrumptious DK/Worsted.
(c) Fyberspates
These intricately crocheted mitts call for one skein of Vivacious 4ply and brilliantly showcase the handdyed nature of the yarn. The Dragonscale Gloves by Rachel Barlow contain the notes, "the palm is made using a flatter stitch so that the scales won’t get in the way when typing or hugging hot chocolate mugs"- a girl of our own hearts!
(c) Inspiration Knits
These Raymi mitts by Inspiration Knits with sun-ray ribs brighten the greyest of days. Ideal for vacation knitting, you can make a beautiful pair of Leave These To Me another fab fingerless mitt pattern) and a pair of Raymi from one 100g skein of Vivacious 4ply, and they’re on the same size needles too. This way you get two different projects to keep you entertained while you’re away, packed in the space for one project. It’s a fantastic alternative to one pair of vacation socks, don’t you think?

Whatever you decide, we hope your hands are snuggly and your days filled with crunchy leaves and warming drinks. More next week!

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