Sing Sparrow, Sing

It’s #MittenMondays around here in September. I’m going to be releasing a new mitten pattern each Monday, all month long! I’ll have some tutorials, and some giveaways. To kick things off I’d like to introduce the Jabbish Brook Mitts – fingerless mitts, totally appropriate for the last summer heatwave that’s rolling through New England right now.

Jabbish Brook Mitts by ChickenBetty - pattern available on Ravelry.com

A stream of reverse stockinette stitches run up the wrist to the thumbs, and these are totally reversible. The sample was knit with Valley Yarns Franklin in the soothsayer colorway, but if you have 175 yds of fingering weight sock yarn in your stash you could have a pair done by the weekend, when the chilly autumn weather is supposed to settle back in!

Jabbish Brook Mitts by ChickenBetty - pattern available now on Ravelry

The pattern is in my Ravelry shop now but comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win a kit to make your own pair! Comments must be posted by 11:59 EDT on 9/13/15 and the winner(s) will be announced Monday 9/14.

In the meantime, I’m off to see the Milk Carton Kids with my oldest tonight and then I’ll be getting ready for the next 3 mitten releases. LOTS to share with you this fall, both knit and crochet, so get ready.

And Good Luck!

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While visions of sugar plums…

My friend Kristin has just released another great book, going back to knitting with the fabulous Kristin Knits. This woman has a serious gift for color – all uses of color. I look at her yarn combinations, the pairings she finds in nature and I know that I would never recognize the beauty of those blendings but I sure want to knit them!
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She also has a great contest. You could win a similar assortment to the yarns pictured here (this is a pic I lifted from her blog so you can see some of the gorgeous colors available in her Julia line) So go, drop her your name, grab a copy of her book, hang out and read about life on her beautiful farm. You’ll have a good time, I promise, and you might win some awesome yarn!!

Toots