I’m realizing one of my 2015 goals today! I’m very excited to announce that I’ve listed my first for-sale pattern on Ravelry, launching the Hands Occupied pattern shop. The inaugural pattern is for Turtle Mitts, a pair of hand warmers designed to fit close to the skin, but they don’t end so high on your hands that they affect dexterity. Baggy handwarmers or too-long mitt patterns have always driven me nuts when they get in the way while knitting or typing. The Turtle Mitts feature ribbing and other stitches that accomplish a good fit. Designed with Louet Gems Fingering Weight Yarn in two colors, you can knit these in turtley colors like the ones that inspired this pattern, or you can change it up!
To celebrate the launch of the shop, I’ve got a giveaway below for the Turtle Mitts pattern, and 2 skeins of the yarn I designed them with. That’s enough yarn to knit two pairs of Turtle Mitts – one for you and one for a friend!
Visit my Turtle Mitts‘ Ravelry listing to give it a <3!
Turtle Mitts in detail
This fun, colorful pattern works up quickly. The Turtle Mitts are knit both in the round and flat, and feature ribbing and a bold colorwork section. Nothing is worse than a baggy hand warmer, so these mitts are specifically designed with some stretch throughout to help this single-size pattern fit close to the skin.
All you need to knit a pair of Turtle Mitts are a set of size 3 US double pointed needles, two skeins of Louet Gems Fingering Weight yarn in different colors, and a stitch marker. You may use circular needles if you prefer knitting two-at-a-time, magic loop or if you simply like the feel of working on circular needles.
Enter to win this pattern + yarn!
To celebrate the launch of my pattern shop, I’m giving away a copy of the Turtle Mitts pattern, PLUS enough yarn to make two pairs of these fun little hand warmers for yourself! Enter in the widget below. :)
The yarn being given away was provided by Louet.
I love how these look. And, I’m a sucker for anything green :)
congrats on your new patterns, they are adorable mitts!
These look awesome! I would love to see scarf patterns using fingering weight yarns or Dk weight – love the lighter weight yarns!
congrats on your new pattern
Patterns for Louet Euroflax. It’s a favorite yarn and under-represented in patterns!
You’re in luck, Alexis! I’ve got one in the works! :)
Love theses. Hint Hint ; )
I always love to see color work patterns!
I love accessories! Your photos are fantastic, by the way. Good luck with your new shop. You may also want to check out Craftsy for selling patterns.
I love colorwork, especially mosaics. I love this pattern with its colors and the name. Turtle mitts. Are you a turtle? LOL
Those are absolutely adorable!
I like your hats so more of those.
These are so cute! I am a big turtle fan and love the idea! So clever!
These mitts are so cute! How creative! I’m big on sweaters and would love to see some pullover patterns.
these are lovely! so many possible color combinations!
I love hat patterns and am always looking for something for new.
Congrats on the new shop! It looks great and the mitt pattern is too cute!
so cute! hmm, maybe Christmas presents for my coworkers?