Knit Mitts Book
I knew this book was going to be good when my reaction to seeing the front cover was, “Ooh!!” Knit Mitts - Your Hand-Y Guide to Knitting Mittens and Gloves is not just a book of pretty patterns. This book is a complete guide to making the perfect pair of mittens, no matter what size hands you have or what style you like.Author Kate Atherley gives you all the tools, tips and know-how needed to battle problem areas and create the hand wear of your dreams!
In this book you’ll find extensive size charts, as well as a guide to taking your own hand measurements. And I don’t just mean the circumference of your wrist and hand. Atherley gives you an easy to read diagram of different areas to measure: thumb circumference, hand length, and other spots that you may have never considered when planning a mitten or glove project. Atherley also includes a chapter on fiber choice, which contains a wealth of information that will help you choose not only the best fiber, but also the best type of yarn for your desired project. There is seriously so much in this book, I’m overwhelmed just trying to tell you about it! Here’s a short list of some other highlights I found:
• A complete chart of yardage requirements for mittens and gloves in 13 (yes, thirteen) different sizes and gauges.
• Tips on getting the most accurate gauge, as well as the best gauge for your project.
• Troubleshooting common problems/annoyances.
• A bunch of different thumbs!
In addition to all that wisdom, Knit Mitts - Your Hand-Y Guide to Knitting Mittens and Gloves is also a great book of patterns! In the chapter titled “The Basic Patterns”, Atherley gives you just that – find your gauge and sizes in the charts, and you’re ready to make mittens and gloves (fingerless too) in just about any yarn you please. You’ll also find some great ideas for variations on that basic pattern such as different cuff stitches and even lining options. You can make thrummed mittens just like our Snuggly Stuffed Mitten - Pattern download. (Speaking of that pattern, it’s free with yarn purchase – choose your own color combos using and !)
After learning the basic patterns, Atherley gives you patterns for nine of her own designs. These include gloves, fingerless mitts and a few different mittens. My favorites are the “Instant Mash” kid’s mittens – their bulky squishiness makes them perfect for cold winter mornings at the bus stop. These would be warm and sturdy knit up in Lamb's Pride Bulky Yarn, or soft and colorful in Malabrigo Mecha Yarn.
Filled with playful photography and all the knowledge needed to knit mitts with confidence, Knit Mitts - Your Hand-Y Guide to Knitting Mittens and Gloves is a fun and easy to use reference for all things mitten. Making mitts for others is easy with such detailed size charts to follow, and you’ll always be able to come up with the right fingerless mitt pattern for that beautiful skein of yarn you’ve been hoarding. Reading this wonderful book makes me daydream about knitting myself a pair of boldly bright mittens to liven up the gray days ahead. (I’m thinking the basic mitts in Peace Fleece Yarn, because everyone knows Peace Fleece is one of the best yarns for mittens!)
No matter what kind of mitts you’re daydreaming about, Knit Mitts - Your Hand-Y Guide to Knitting Mittens and Gloves gives you everything you need to make them a reality.
This book is a great addition to anyone’s knitting resource library – so make room on your bookshelf now!
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