From autumn to spring I always have a pair of fingerless mitts close at hand for chilly days, walking the dogs but mainly because I like them. I tend to wear mainly black and grey so they are a great way to introduce a bit of colour. If I’m experimenting with a new pattern or yarn, I’ll often knit up a pair. I would rarely splurge on something like cashmere for a garment but when it comes to mitts…..
Well this year I’m not going to have any problem finding patterns – my worry is whther I have enough scrumptious yarn – because of a great new book that arrived in the post called Pretty Knitted Hands by Clara Falk and Kamilla Svanlund.
The 27 patterns have been broken down into seasons and although some of the designs are definitely not my taste, there is enough variety for everyone. The techniques such as Latvian braid are explained clearly, and there is a nice mix of cables, lace and colour work, wrist warmers and full mittens.
To my mind this is a book to buy now for all that christmas gift knitting I’m sure you have already started planning.