Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Pattern: Leaf in the Wind

Announcing a new design to keep your hands warm this snowy February: Leaf in the Wind

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These modern mittens feature a geometric design inspired by the art of Agnes Martin (they're named after her 1963 abstract painting Leaf in the Wind.) Now through Sunday, February 19, take 25% off Leaf in the Wind and all mitts designs in my Ravelry pattern store, with the coupon code HAND25.

Leaf in the Wind Mittens

Leaf in the Wind Mittens

You'll need three colors of fingering or light fingering weight yarn to make these mitts—one light in tone, one medium, and one dark. I used Cascade 220 Fingering in buff, ginseng, and soft sage. There are two sizes, women's small/medium (about 8.5 inches/22 cm circumference) and large (about 9.5 inches/24 cm).

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If you've never done colorwork before, Leaf in the Wind would be an ideal pattern to start with. There are only three colors, and the stitch patterns are simple and compact—there's no need to catch your floats as you knit, because you're never carrying a color over more than three stitches.

If you're an experienced mitten knitter, you'll probably find these to be a quick and enjoyable knit. You can easily finish a pair while there's still snow on the ground this winter!

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As with most of my patterns, Leaf in the Wind was a Sennott Sisters production. Thanks go to my talented sisters Jenny (for tech editing the pattern) and Betsey (for modeling). For more about how the design developed, see this post.

Thank you very much for reading!

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