Christmas In July
Even though the temperatures are exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit here in New England, it’s a fab time to start thinking about knitting your holiday gifts. Don’t leave it until December! Get your yarn, pattern and needles now and start knitting a bit of luxury for all your loved ones.
My first choice for gift knitting has to be my Nannyberry Mitts.
Look how happy they make my good friend, Valda! She didn’t want to take them off!!
Using only one skein of Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 8 Ply per pair, The Nannyberry Mitts are quick to knit and feel amazing as you are knitting with this gorgeous yarn – almost as good as actually wearing them!
I chose Seaglass for my first pair, and Orange Entendre for my second. Which shade(s) will tempt you?
If you haven’t knitted in the round before, make sure to watch my How-To video, where I’ll show you the Magic Loop technique and working in the round using Double Pointed Needles, (DPNs). Keep watching this space for that and many more tips and tricks to make your knitting more fun!
Pattern details and materials for Nannyberry Mitts:
Finished Height: 6 ½”/16.5cm
Finished Wristband Circumference: 7”/18cm
Finished Hand Circumference at Widest: 20”/51cm
Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 8 Ply (100% Cashmere),
1 Skein of #158 Sea Glass or #180 Orange Entendre
1 US 8/5mm 24”/60cm or longer circular needle or set of DPNs – We recommend Zen Circulars or Zen Double Pointed Needles
16 stitches x 26 rows = 4”/10cm worked in Stockinette Stitch in the round and US 8/5mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge.
Nannyberry Mitts Pattern PDF Download $6
If you choose to knit the Nannyberry Mitts, please let me know! And remember to share your project here to be entered to win the FAB monthly gift certificate! (See Share and Win!) I’d love to see your works in progress and finished items. I’ll be here to answer questions about the patterns, or share your knitting journey with you.
Merry Christmas in July!