I originally designed these mitts last year, but wanted to take my time really cleaning up the pattern and getting great photos taken- I’m finally ready to release it to the world! Introducing my first published pattern- Black Locust Mitts!
They are just the easiest things to make, these mitts. I started and finished this pair during a short jaunt to Hilton Head Island. If you are an experienced knitter, you could easily finish them over a long weekend, making them great for last-minute gifting! But these are easy enough for even the newest of knitters.
I love variegated yarn knit up in smooth stockinette, and also simple mesh, so I chose an incredibly simple pattern to feature throughout- the columns of stockinette are not even really stockinette, just a clever combination of k2togs and ssks, with a single knit stitch nestled in between! The pattern is really easy to memorize- just two simple rounds to keep up with!
Many thanks to my hand model Emily- I see a new career in her future!
I hope you’ll enjoy my new pattern– it can be easily modified for shorter (or even longer!) cuffs and palms, and would look just a lovely knit up with a solid or semi-solid yarn. I used about half a skein of Malabrigo Arroyo ♥