This knitting pattern for long fingerless mitts designed by Kathy Reed are modern essentials for all of us who need to answer a phone or punch at a GPS in wintertime. Worked in woolen spun Clun Forest yarn, the mitts are soft and very gift-worthy quick knits.
Yarn: 1 skein Clun Forest
Sizes: small (medium, large)
Skills: knitting in the round, increasing, simple cables, reading charts
Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Needles: size 4 / 4 mm double pointed needles
Designed by Kathy Reed
Want to learn about different breeds of sheep and how their wool looks, feels and performs differently? The best way is by experiencing them first hand: knit, test and share in our first single breed swatch along. Working with four different types of wool: Fine wool (Targhee), Medium wool (Montadale), Primitive (Icelandic) and Longwool (Border Leicester) learn some breed history, what makes them special, the farms that raise them and what you might want to create with their wool.
Three of us are contributing information and our points of view. Together we will lead the swatch along:
There are two choices on how to join in:
Free virtual swatch along
Receive all the emails and electronic files with ten swatch patterns (easy and advanced choices), score cards and knit notes. Follow or join in the Ravelry discussion threads to compare observations and experience with each yarn online
Swatch along knit kit
Includes emails and Ravelry discussion threads as in the virtual plus a skeinlet of Solitude Wool, all American yarn, from each breed. Also included is a cover to create your swatch reference. Kits will ship on April 19th.
Emails will be sent to you beginning on Sunday, April 29th and continue for the following three Sundays (last one on May 20th) studying one breed per week.
Participants: if you would like to create a pdf of your email do it from the archive version of the campaign by clicking view in browser > print option > save as pdf. Here is a link to more in depth instructions
We are Loudoun County, Virginia shepherds who love wool. We hand select fleeces from small farms in the Chesapeake watershed region to create
really great yarn and roving. Imagine different grapes making really different wines...wool is like that. Different types of wool are wonderful
for different end uses. We hope you find a wool you love, or maybe one that surprises you.