I love to knit and design mittens. You may ask why. Well, I live in Minnesota and it is cold a lot of the year here, so mittens are something I will wear. Mittens are a relatively quick, satisfying knit unlike say a sweater. You can get variety in your knitting by changing up thumbs, shapes of decreases and types of ribbing. Mittens are a great small project to test out stitch patterns and they are a fun little canvas for colorwork designs.
So, I’ve decided to give myself a mitten challenge for 2014. I am going to design (and hopefully knit) a pair of themed mittens for each month of the year. Of course, I’ll be sharing all the patterns here, so maybe you’ll knit a few pair along with me. Monday, I’ll be sharing January’s mittens.
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