I'm pleased to share a new pattern today, named after a song of the chickadee: Fee-bee Mitts. It's now available in my Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy pattern stores.
Pattern: Fee-bee Mitts, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport in the Wooden Shoe colorway
Needles: US5/3.75mm and US4/3.50mm
They're easy and quick to knit up—an ideal holiday gift project. And they don't requite a lot of yarn either (about 130 yards). With the Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport that I used for the sample pair, you could easily get two pairs out of a skein. How I loved this yarn! With its merino/silk/yak fiber content, it is heavenly—cushy and soft, a dream to knit with.
They're knit flat, back and forth, then seamed, leaving a small opening for the thumb. A bit of shaping provides for a comfortable fit across the palm. The pattern gives instructions for a women's medium; the mitts are quite stretchy and should fit a wide range of hand sizes. The stitch patterns are provided in both written form and charts.
The pretty lace stitch on the cuffs reminded me of bird tracks, so I wanted to name the pattern after a bird. I settled on the lovely "fee-bee" song of the black-capped chickadee, the state bird of Massachusetts, where I live. They flock to my feeders all winter long, making the cold days so much cheerier.
The pattern is on sale at a discounted price in my Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy pattern stores through New Year's Day. No coupon code required!
Heartfelt thanks go to my sisters Jenny (for editing the pattern) and Betsey (for taking time out of her Thanksgiving weekend to model the mitts).
Thank you very much for reading!