Twiglet Mitts

Twiglet 16

I am very proud to present my first knitwear design.  It took a little longer than expected, but I hope it was worth the wait.  Let me tell you about my Twiglet Mitts

These fingerless mitts feature a lovely lace pattern that looks like the branches of a tree. You can make the mitts longer by adding more pattern repeats at the start (they are worked from the bottom, up). I named them ‘Twiglet Mitts’ because of the tree/twig element, but also because I designed them around Christmas time (the only time I every seem to eat Twiglets!)  The mitts have a deep, comfortable gusseted thumb.  I had to revise the gusset design a few times to ensure it didn’t distort the straight lines of the lace.  The result is a nice, comfortable fit.

They are designed to fit a small/medium lady’s hand, but they have plenty of stretch. If you your hands are on the larger side, cast off really loosely using a bigger knitting needle than the pattern suggests. The pattern also includes notes on how to adapt the design for larger sizes.

I am selling the pattern for £2.50 via Ravelry, but I am pleased to offer iMake blog readers and podcast listeners a 20% discount until the end of January 2013.  To claim your discount, use the code LOVETWIGLETS when you go through the checkout.  To buy the pattern, click the button below (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member, you just need a Paypal account).

I have also set up a thread in the iMake group, called Twiglet Mitts, for people who are making the mitts.  Feel free to discuss the pattern, post questions or show off your finished object photos.  I’d really appreciate your feedback.

For those of you who are not on Ravelry, the pattern is also for sale on Craftsy, but I am afraid I don’t have a discount code for there.  Here’s the link: Twiglet Mitts.

That’s it!  Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me with this project.  I have already started work on my next pattern.  Here are some more photos of the mitts…

Twiglet 12

Twiglet 03

Twiglet 09

Twiglet 06

Twiglet 17

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29 responses to “Twiglet Mitts

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  2. Reblogged this on girlwhoknitsandpurls and commented:
    Check out Martine’s very first design! Are they not just adorable? I will have to purchase the pattern. It is in my Ravelry favorite queue.. So.. what about you? Please go support Martine in her new endeavor! Maybe she will design more if people appreciate her hard work by purchasing a pattern or 2. Nothing says “YAY” like having your work recognized, yes?


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