Sunday, October 2, 2016

A Little Bit of Luxury (& Giveaway)

Knitters often define themselves as either process knitters (those who love the act of knitting and/or seek out the technical skills involved in knitting) or product knitters (those who knit primarily to have a finished item). Personally, I bounce back and forth between both. I'm not sure which I love more about my newest pattern: the finished product or the process of making it.

Say hello to Vignette- a fun little bit of luxury both to make and to wear. 

Recently, SweetGeorgia Yarns published a beautiful collection of designs, which includes Vignette,  in Fall with SweetGeorgia Yarns No. 2. You can see the collection here on the SweetGeorgia website or here on Ravelry. It includes such a lovely group of designs, from cozy cardigans to lacy shawls and chunky scarves to delicate hats.

I have my eye on Kristen TenDyke's Adamello scarf. If you know me, then you know I have a thing for chunky cables and this scarf fits the bill.

But let's chat a bit more about Vignette. Do you know that feeling when you step into incredibly soft and cozy slippers for the first time? Yeah, wearing these fingerless gloves is kind of like that. These modern, luxurious, and yet simple fingerless gloves offer an enticing combination of a-typical construction and heavenly finished product.

Most mittens and gloves are worked in the round from the bottom up. However, Vignette is worked flat from side to side beginning with a provisional cast-on. The main color is held together with the contrasting color and is worked in stockinette stitch for bit. Then a squishy strip of ruching is worked in only the contrasting color. Finally, both yarns are held together again and worked in stockinette stitch for the remainder of the glove. The live stitches are then grafted together in a three needle bind off, with the exception of the thumbhole.What's that? No thumb gusset? No thumb stitches to pickup and knit? No fiddly double pointed needles to work in the round? Yep, told you it was simple.

This design is ideal for highlighting delicate yarn and subtle colorways. I used SweetGeorgia's Tough Love Sock in Apricot for the main color and Silk Mist in Silver for the contrasting color. When a lace weight yarn with a bit of halo, like Silk Mist,  and soft fingering weight yarn, like Tough Love Sock,  are knit together, as they are in this design, the end result is a cozy fabric you WANT next to your skin.

Want to know the  best part? You can knit two pairs from both skeins. Can we say, holiday knitting?

Guess what, knitters. It's GIVEAWAY time!! SweetGeorgia Yarns is generously donating one pattern of Vignette to the winner of this giveaway. Aren't they the best? All you have to do is pop over to the Ravelry pattern page and favorite Vignette, then pop back here to comment. I'd love to know what colors you will be knitting your Vignette fingerless gloves in. Be sure to include your Ravelry name in the comment!

The giveaway ends on Sunday October 9. I will announce the winner on Monday October 10.


  1. I think charcoal and snowfall would be the colors I would choose. I've made one pair of fingerless mitts but have three sisters and three nieces who would love a pair. Knitzincville on Ravelry.

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  3. Gorgeous! So many colors to choose from... My first thought is Candy Floss and Silver, but I can picture so many more pretty combinations.
    K8erpillar on Ravelry :)

  4. Silver and Pomegranite for me!

  5. Salt Air and Muslin are my choices.
    Txlady129 on Ravelry.

  6. I think I'd use an intense colour like sapphire or ultraviolet. I love the silk mist in silver, but will have to think more about the colours I'll use. Bellllama on Ravelry

  7. I think I'd use an intense colour like sapphire or ultraviolet. I love the silk mist in silver, but will have to think more about the colours I'll use. Bellllama on Ravelry

  8. Oh, I would just love to knit these lovely fingerless mittens in Willow and Laurel <3 Chamomilla80 on Ravelry :)

  9. I think I would go with either Birch and Linen or Muslin and Linen

  10. I would choose Birch and Linen, I would make a few pics and wear them every day as I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and find the extra warmth on my wrist really help with pain control. Lovely pattern , super giveaway, thanks so much
    Donna504 on Revelry

  11. that is Donna 1504 on Revelry oops