Posted on | July 7, 2011 | 5 Comments
Summer has officially begun only a few short weeks ago. Over here in the US, we have just celebrated Independence Day complete with BBQ and fireworks. And I know that it’s only July, but it’s already time to start thinking about your Fall knitting! One source that you should definitely check out is the new Knitscene which will hit the newsstand officially on July 12th. I also happen to have a design within its pages: Mariposa Mitts [ravelry link].
The idea for these mitts had been in my sketch book for a little while, but when I saw the themes for the issue, I thought the design would be a good fit for the “flamenco dancer at home” story. And what does every flamenco dancer at home want? Ruffles of course! Small ruffles are inserted when the mitts are finished on either side of a fake placket with buttons.
The mitts are knit up in Malabrigo Lace and it was the first time I used this yarn. How I went this long without knitting with it, I don’t know! The yarn gives the mitts a really nice soft drape and is perfect for the ruffles. Whenever working with gathering details (ruffles, pleats, or shirring) I like to keep the yarn on the thinner side to keep the piece delicate looking.
Whether Fall knits are on your radar or not, remember it’s never too early to start planning!