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Blue Lupine Mitts! and Knitcircus Giveaway

Blue Lupine Mitts

Here they are! Using just one skein of SHELTER, shown in the Faded Quilt Colorway, these mitts will be a go-to project when you need something quick yet still special.  See the entire Spring Collection at www.knitcircus.com.

The cuff, featuring an Aran Lace stitch pattern from Annie Maloney’s Aran Lace stitch dictionary, is worked flat.  Use a special button for the cuff.

The stitches of the main body of the mitt are picked up along the edge.   The main body of the mitt knits up quickly in stockinette stitch.  The thumb is slightly offset for a more comfortable anatomically correct fit.  Gusset increases are paired (right & left) lifted increases.

I really wanted to try SHELTER.  When Jaala mentioned she’d met Jared & picked up a few skeins, I (quite shamelessly) begged for a skein proposed a one-skein project.

Blue Lupine Cuffs

The cuff on the top right is not blocked; the cuff on the bottom left has been soaked in Fibre Wash then dried.

It’s a really nice yarn to work with — I’d love to do a cardi with it.  It’s interesting how washing affects it.  The yarn blooms and softens.  The stitch definition is still good, but definitely softly blurred compared to pre-blocked.

If you’d like a chance to win a Spring Pattern Collection from Knitcircus, leave a comment on this post by midnight PST 8 Feb 2011.  I’ll draw 3 winners on Feb 9th.  If I’ve not heard from any of the winners by Feb 12th, I’ll draw new winner(s) at that time.

24 comments… add one
  • Anne February 2, 2011, 6:41 am

    Love these! The cuff is a lovely little detail. 🙂

  • Allison February 2, 2011, 8:07 am

    Lovely mitts! And thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kirsi February 2, 2011, 9:46 am

    Really nice one skein project and I love that color too 🙂

  • bren47 February 2, 2011, 9:51 am

    Love the cuff! Heading over to knitcircus to check it out! Thanks!

  • Susan M. February 2, 2011, 10:42 am

    Thanks for the before/after photo — I’d heard that this yarn changed substantially after blocking and it’s nice to get a visual example.

  • Kerry February 2, 2011, 10:45 am

    I LOVE these mitts and are putting them on my list!

  • Amy Holterman February 2, 2011, 12:00 pm

    Thanks for such a cute, quick project. I’m looking forward to trying Jared’s yarn!

  • Lina February 2, 2011, 3:31 pm

    Very nice mitts! And Shelter is on my to-try list for sure. I’ve heard a lot about how much it softens/blooms after washing.

  • Katie February 2, 2011, 3:32 pm

    LOVE the mitts! The spring collection is gorgeous.

  • Ellen February 2, 2011, 7:29 pm

    Oh, those are pretty, Steph!

  • mistyeiz February 2, 2011, 7:37 pm

    ooooo!! lovely giveaway…thank u so much! 🙂

  • Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) February 3, 2011, 7:51 am

    I’ve also been tempted to *beg* for a skein of that yarn… or just go out and buy a bunch! It looks so lovely!

  • Emily February 3, 2011, 12:49 pm

    I love patterns that are simple, yet have a beautiful design to spice it up a little. Thanks for link to my blog, I’m excited to share your interview on Saturday!

  • Cheryl K February 3, 2011, 4:36 pm

    Love the one-skein project!

  • Kelley February 3, 2011, 6:30 pm

    I really liked the spring collection, would love to have it!

  • Debbie H February 3, 2011, 7:27 pm

    There are some really great patterns in this issue! I would love to win! Debbie in Alaska

  • Tina Volz February 4, 2011, 6:54 am

    I love the shawl on the front and the gloves. Wonderful use of aran without making a sweater.

  • Rachelle February 4, 2011, 10:39 pm

    There are a few things in this issue I’d love to make

  • Noni26 February 5, 2011, 4:58 am

    I just found your blog after admiring your mittens in knitcircus – they are really cool! Didn’t want to miss a chance for a sweet giveaway-thanks for the opportunity ( and a new blog to read) 🙂

  • Carol R February 5, 2011, 2:24 pm

    The mitts are lovely and are in my queue. Perfect for commuting this winter when you still need your fingers free.

  • Kim Burris February 6, 2011, 11:15 am

    I was really excited to see the fingerless mitts patterns!!! Glad someone else loves them as I do! Wear them constantly, even inside my house! Would love to get the chance to make yours!!!

  • Lisa February 7, 2011, 5:21 pm

    I’ve knitted for 39 years and I think this is one of the nicest fingerless mitten patterns I have seen! I also love this yarn with the faded look! I can’t wait to try the pattern and use one of my vintage buttons out of my stash! I am going to Knitcircus next to check out the Spring release. Thanks for inspiring me!

  • Karen Morrison February 8, 2011, 12:47 pm

    Please put me in the drawing!

  • Anne Louise Mizoguchi February 8, 2011, 4:14 pm

    What a lovely design. I am anxious to try Shelter.

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