Kvetching with an old friend

Did you ever knit a pair of Fetching fingerless mitts? With 22,289 projects (and counting) on Ravelry, it’s quite possible that you – or someone you know – has made them.

Well, after 17 years, Brenda Dayne and Jeny Staiman decided it was time for an update. They cross-pollinated my pattern with Pam Grossman’s Knucks, and came up with Kvetching!

“Like Fetching, Kvetching features an elegant cabled cuff, a ribbed hand and a sweet cabled detail at the fingertips. Like Knucks, the mitts are worked from fingers to cuff, and feature a provisionally cast on thumb gusset.”

Check out the free pattern for their clever re-design here!

Little Twig – a small project for luxury yarn

My sister brought me one skein of beautiful Italian cashmere from a trip a few years ago, and I put it away because I didn’t know what to do with it. Then last year I got a new winter coat that was almost the same colour as the yarn, and decided the time had come to make something.

I figured a lace cowl would work for the yardage, found a lovely Estonian Twig Lace (Hagakiri) pattern that worked in the round, did a bit of math, concentrated really hard for two-hour bursts, and now I have this lovely cowl. I didn’t come up with the lace pattern myself so I am offering the pattern for free. 

Click the link below to download a PDF of the pattern. More information about yarn ideas is included in the pattern.

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Introducing: Sleepy Bunny!

Need a gift for a summer baby? Here’s a sweet cotton garter stitch blanket with i-cord edging and a handy loop on one corner. This is a free pattern; get it here.Sleepy Bunny-3Sleepy bunny

 

Happy holidays!

Here is a little Fetching gift for you: free gift tags for your holiday knitting! There are six different double-sided tags (full-colour on one side and b&w on the other), which can be printed on letter-sized paper.

Printing tip: For best results, print in colour on cardstock, and set your printer for “actual size” (make sure it’s not set to “shrink to fit”).

Download the PDF here.

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