Showing posts with label Mittens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mittens. Show all posts

Friday, 11 March 2011

Urchin is coming to get you...

For this Urchin I used Sirdar Click (two strands held together to achieve added bulk).

So far, 2393 Urchins were knitted by Ravelers and here is one of mine...


The garter stitch mitts are the perfect companion to your Urchin.
So far, Ravelers have knitted up 1098 pairs of mitts.

For my Garter Stitch Mitts I used Wendy Zena, again two strands of yarn held together to achieve an all-in-all bulkier appearance.






For links to the free patterns, please see my previous blogpost -

http://makedoandmendnovice.blogspot.com/2011/03/everybody-loves-urchin-or-can-one-get.html

Everybody loves Urchin ... or Can one get addicted to a knitting pattern?

Ysolda Teague is one of Ravelry's best known independent designers and deservedly so.

Apart from the fact that I consider her patterns well written, intelligent, well - presented and stylish, I also think that her career to date is both mind - blowing and utterly inspirational.


Strangely enough, I first came across Miss Teague in a Times Article whilst browsing the web and not, as one would expect, on Ravelry.



Outside Ravelry, Miss Teague can be found on her own website / blog, which is available here:



Amongst her free patterns are the (by now) famous "Urchin" beret, which was featured in Knitty's Fall 2007 issue and the garter stitch mittens (both are available here: http://ysolda.com/patterns/patterns/ ).

Even though I don't think that there are many knitters left, who haven't yet knitted one or the other, I urge anyone, who hasn't, to give Ysolda's patterns a try. If there is such a thing as "getting addicted to a pattern", then Urchin had that effect on me.
I am sure I speak for many others, who feel the same.

All in all, I have knitted 4 Urchins so far, and I am sure there will be more...

Pictures will be following shortly...


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