Phew! I am super happy to be writing this blog today! Last week the blog took a nosedive and disappeared off the internet for a week. Gah! Not my plan. But now it’s back, yay!
In celebration of the blog being back and up online I put a new knitting pattern! Tamarack, or the larix laricina, is a deciduous coniferous tree native to eastern North America. It is a hearty tree that is well capable of surviving winters in the northern territories of Yukon and Nunavut. The tree gets its name from Algonquin tribes, who often used it’s wood to make snowshoes.
These mittens are a great beginner pattern. The texture pattern is made up of knits and purls to add a bit of visual interest without too much trouble. I have long loved this brocade stitch pattern from Vogue Stitchionary Vol 1 and have toyed with it in patterns a few times before, but it hasn’t really worked out before. I was super happy to have it finally work out on these mittens. It really is just knits and purls, so if you are looking for something a bit more adventurous for a next step pattern this would be a great one.
I also had fun making it into a fingerless mitts pattern as well. I love fingerless mitts, so it only made sense to give these mittens the fingerless treatment as well.
Both mitten and fingerless mitt options come in three sizes.
Small (Medium, Large)
to fit 7.5” (8.25”, 9”) hand circumference.
As usual the pattern is available as a download from Ravelry for $5.00.