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A Pattern by KYC: Fingerless Heart Mitts

Written by Sarah on March 1st, 2013 Posted in accesories, design, DIY, FO, gloves, knits, kollabora, KYC Presents, yarn

When Kollabora asked me to create a project using their yarn, you can imagine how excited I was. First of all, I’ve been creating my own accessories for a few years and I was ready to share with the rest of the knitting world.

Second, I got to dive into a giant box full of yarn and pick whatever colors I wanted. (I warned them ahead of time, this was a dangerous move.)

Well, here it is!

MITTS

 

The mitts are knit in the round with Kollabora’s Alpaca au Natural and Nora’s Pantry yarns. The yarn is super soft and yummy. (The alpacas are raised in cold temperatures in the Andes!) I love the colors of the Nora’s Pantry yarns and, you know me, I can’t say no to an undyed alpaca! Making this was a lot of fun!

Coming up with a beginner/intermediate pattern was actually a bit of a challenge for me. I didn’t want to make something so simple that it had been done before or so easy that it was boring. But I definitely didn’t want to over complicate it. I realized that it’s difficult for me to gauge what is easy and what is “hard” (or, let’s say ‘advanced’) after so many years of knitting. When it comes to knitting, I am fearless; it’s just combinations of one stitch and it’s mirror, if you will. But newer knitters can easily be intimidated and patterns can quickly begin to look like complex calculus formulas.

Colorwork was something that I wanted to do when I first started knitting. So I thought that it would be a fun project. Also, it involves knitting in the round which is my favorite thing to do!

The pattern is available for free on Kollabora! You can even buy all of the supplies you need through their shop. I’d love to see your fingerless mitts!

Have you worked with the Kollabora yarns yet? What do you think?

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Comments (8)

  • March 1, 2013 at 11:37 am |

    They look great!

    • March 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm |

      Thanks so much!

  • March 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm |

    These are super cute – I’m loving intarsia emblems at the mo, I only wish I knew how to knit better!

    • March 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm |

      You should try it out! It’s a small project so it’s not too hard!

  • sherry
    March 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm |

    Craftiness strikes again!

  • March 2, 2013 at 3:27 am |

    I love this! I’m not great at knitting but I love having a go 🙂

    Rachel @ AMomentInTime.

    xo

    • March 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm |

      Hope you give these a go! 🙂

  • March 4, 2013 at 9:03 am |

    Congrats on your lovely design!! I like the colors that you used. I’d love to knit this…is definitely going on my queue!

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