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Quick Twisted Mitts

Welcome the latest pattern to the Kelli Slack Designs catalog!  The Quick Twisted Mitts are a free pattern knit in worsted weight cotton, though they would easily work up in wool too.

I love a quick pair of mitts and while I don’t usually work in cotton, I couldn’t resist the softness of this yarn. As I often work outside, I wanted some fingerless mitts. Having a pair made of cotton sounded perfect because I could toss them in the washer and dryer with ease. The cables help to draw the fabric in a bit and give the mitts just a little bit of interest. Have no fear though, this pattern would work up just as nicely in wool!

This pattern is meant for an adventurous novice to advanced knitter. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1 skein Nova Plus, Four Seasons Cotton, 100% Cotton, 82 yards, 50 grams, Color 15

Needle: US 6 (4.00 mm) Signature Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 4.4 stitches per inch (spi) and 6 rows per inch (rpi) OR 18.5 stitches & 24 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: To fit a US women’s medium wrist, approx. 7.5” circumference

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the mitt as needed.

 


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ATO MKAL Winner

The winner is uknowmeas.  I’m not sure of her real name. lol  I’ll be sending a nice little prize package once she gives me her preferences.

Look for the Oregon Wildflowers colorwork cowl MKAL in late July/ early August.  I’ve finished the pattern and sent it off to a test knitter.:)


Gardening

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I started my tomato plants a bit late.  With the move and everything, it was just too difficult to start them before I arrived in Missouri.  I tried to convince Avi to start them for me, but he was rather busy too.  I’m still hoping that my tomatoes will grow well.  They are hanging out in the sun room for a while yet.  In another week or two I will try to plant them outside.

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Avi broke ground for the new garden and we planted seeds. They have been a little slow to come up though with the cool, wet weather we are having. I also did not have a lot of rabbit poop in the garden, so I carefully planted the seeds with some. I’ll keep amending the soil throughout the summer in hopes that the soil will keep amending. I should have put my mulch and weed control down as well, but it’s just been busy around here.

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All Things Oregon MKAL Wrap Up

Did you finish your shawl? If so, don’t forget to send me a photo by May 9 to be entered in the prize drawing. I hope you liked it well enough to join me for a colorwork MKAL in late July/early August. I’ll keep you updated as we draw closer to the MKAL start.

Here is the ATO Shawl for those of you who missed it.:)


There Has Been Knitting

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This WIP is debuting next month at TNNA. I’ve finished it since taking these photos, but until it has been properly blocked, photographed, and set for TNNA, I’m keeping it close.

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I love how this one turned out. The beads, the yarn, the design. It was a hard pattern to pull from my head. I tried several different things, but in the end, it was more than I hoped.

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This pattern is fairly easy to work, but with big impact. I’m really looking forward to offering this one as a kit!

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