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Friday Faves – December 14, 2018

I don’t pretend to be some sort of tastemaker here on Ye Olde Internets, but I do spend an awful lot of time here and see a lot of neat stuff. I thought it would be nice to use my Friday posts to highlight groups of cool things I see online, whether they’re patterns, notions, knitflixing material, good audiobooks, or other things I think my knitter friends might enjoy.

This week: six recently-released mitten patterns I’m drooling over!

First up: Emily Greene’s Dipyramitts. I love the bold colors on these mitts and the fact that they come in three variations: fingerless, convertible, or traditional mittens. You’d better believe these cuties have gone straight into the queue.

Speaking of pretty colorwork, I’ve also been ogling Laura Reinbach’s Eirlys Fingerless Mitts. These have a nice, long cuff to keep your wrists extra warm, but they leave your fingers free to do whatever you need to do (in my case, scrolling the internet on my phone for more knitting inspiration, shh, don’t tell).

But what if you’re not up for colorwork and just want some nice, simple texture? My friend, have I got you covered! The elegant simplicity of Emily Kintigh’s Steamed Mittens makes my heart sing. Just take a gander at that delicate texture.

If, on the other hand (see what I did there?), you’re really in the mood for some colorwork and a lining for extra warmth, I’ve got mittens for you, too. Take a peek at Adrian Bizilia’s Every Opening Flower Mittens, which feature pretty details everywhere, even on the thumb. So many mitten designs treat the thumb as an annoyance, but not this one.

For some simpler colorwork, Anna Daku’s Flint Mittens might fit the bill. The chevrons on the backs flow like water, while the flowers around the wrists add a bit of whimsy.

And finally, if you’re a cable junkie like me and just want all the texture on your mittens, you can’t go wrong with Olga Kai’s Orange Mittens. They feature a tidy riot of cables swirling all the way from cuff to fingertip, with no pesky ribbing to slow you down in your quest for cabled glory.

I hope you’ve found a bit of inspiration scrolling through all these gorgeous designs, and maybe even added some of them to your queue. Many thanks to all of these talented designers for allowing me to use their photos in this post. I’ll be back with more next week, and in the meantime, happy stitching!

A quick note: none of these links are affiliate links, and I don’t get any financial benefit from sharing them. This is just me, sharing things I’ve seen lately that I think you all might like, too. If I do ever use affiliate links on this blog, I will clearly identify them.

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