Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Modern Lines: New Pattern and Double Giveaway!!

When I think of the word modern, I think of clean and sometimes intersecting lines in clothing, architecture, furniture, or the modern wing of an art gallery.

For example:

Arkon Art Museum in Arkon, Ohio

 Navarre Home Design
Modern Luxury Furniture

This style was the inspiration behind my newest pattern, Modern Lines.

These fingerless mittens are cozy and warm thanks to the dense slip-stitch pattern, known as a diagonal float stitch. They feature vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines making them quite the modern mitt. However, I feel they appear both modern and feminine when knit in a beautiful kettle or hand-dyed colorway.

This pattern was originally published in the Three Irish Girls’ Eunice’s Choice yarn club in October 2015 under the title “Calypso Mitts.” Although I greatly prefer the look of these fingerless mitts in a tonal colorway, I think they would create quite a different effect (in a good way) in a gently variegated colorway, such as these:

Bellini colorway from Three Irish Girls Yarn
Save the Ta-Tas colorway from Dragonfly Fibers

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I clearly have PINK on my mind.

The mitts pictured in the Modern Lines pattern feature one of my favorite yarns from one of my favorite yarn companies: Pixie by Dragonfly Fibers. This pattern only takes about 185 yards of fingering weight yarn. So you can knit 2 pairs of Modern Lines mitts from 1 skein of Pixie!!

They are a shorter mitt, only 7.5" in length. The mitts are worked in the round from the bottom up. The cuff, top of the mitt, and top of the thumb are all worked in a short single rib stitch pattern. The front and back of the mitt are worked in a diagonal float stitch pattern. There is a also a sliver of garter stitch on both sides. And finally, the thumb gussets are worked in stockinette stitch.

I'm happy to say that I will be hosting a DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!!! Post in the comments below what colors you'd love to knit Modern Lines in and who you would knit them for. Don't forget to include a way for me to contact you (e.g. Ravelry name, email address).

Pixie yarn in the Blue Velvet colorway

Winner #1 will receive the Modern Lines pattern AND one skein of Pixie yarn in the Blue Velvet colorway.
Winner #2 will receive the Modern Lines pattern.

On Wednesday, February 3rd I will select two winners using the online random number generator. Good luck and as always happy knitting!