Nov 27, 2012

Ten on Tuesday - 10 Mittens/Mitts I Want to Knit

This is yet another perfectly timed topic for a list. We spent our Thanksgiving in New York and it was cold up there. We spent Saturday morning walking around in the city and I suddenly realized that Miss M has no gloves. What kind of Knitty Mom lets her child walk around with cold hands.

Wouldn't they look better covered in hand knits?

Hence the first item on this list of 10 Mittens/Mitts I Want to Knit is the Imagine Mittens from the current issue of Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts. I don’t know exactly which version I’ll make but you can be certain that she will not have cold fingers for long.

Beyond that there are many patterns for mittens and gloves that call to me. Many are calling loudly enough for me to have purchased yarn for them already. Here is my list, in the order hat I suspect things will actually get made.
1. Imagine Mittens – for my sweet baby girl.
2. Citrus Mittens  – there is something so delicious about making mittens with a summery motif.
3. Knotty Gloves  – I bought black cashmere a few years ago to make these. It’s shameful to let cashmere marinate in ones stash
4. Postwar Mittens  – I just like these. I can’t put my finger on the appeal but it’s certainly there.
5. Latvian Mittens  – I may not make this specific pattern but I am going to make a pair of Latvian Mittens for myself. I have a book of them at home and I seriously love them.
6. Horatio & Oren Mittens  – Hello, you’ve gotta love cute owls.
7. Gnome Mittens  – and gnomes.
8. IO Gloves  – these aren’t mittens but I’m a fan of gloves too and these are so freakin’ cool.
9. Skull Mittens  – When I get around to making these it will be for Stinkette. Come to think of it, she’s been nagging me about making a new pair of mitts for her lately. Perhaps I ought to move these up higher on the list.
10. Anna’s Mittens  – After all the crazy mittens and gloves these are a sweet end to my list.


Carole Knits said...

I knew your list would be bad to look at - I love them all. The skull ones are awesome, my stepdaughter would love those.

17th stitch said...

Love your list! I particularly loved the Latvian Mittens... I think I'll have to add them to my queue.

17th stitch said...

I love your list! I've added the Latvian Mittens to my own queue...