November/December KAL

The end of another Knitalong is upon us and I don't know about you, but I had a lot of fun knitting the Mystery Socks by verybusymonkey. What a wonderful pattern and I'm pleased to have another gorgeous pair of socks in my sock drawer. I'll be back soon to share some of the beautiful projects that were completed as part of this KAL, but in the meantime we've got to get ready for our next KAL - it starts at midnight tonight!

The Hazel Knits November/December Ravelry KAL will be Mittens/Mitts and Gloves. You can find out more about the rules here, but basically we are hoping you will join us to knit any "handwear" pattern in any HK yarn. There have already been some awesome pattern suggestions made. I'm anxious to get started on my first project.

It's no secret around here that I love mittens. I've even designed a couple of mitten patterns myself. I think mittens are a great opportunity to practice your colourwork or cables on a slightly smaller scale - one where fit isn't maybe as crucial as it is for socks. For this KAL I will continue to practice my colourwork skills in an effort to get somewhere close to the intended gauge.

So for today, hopefully as a sort of inspiration, I'm going to share some of my HK mitten projects.

My very first HK project was a pair of basic 2-needle mittens in Greenlake.

I quickly followed those up with a pair of Mock Cable gloves in Daphne.

Then another pair of basic two-needle mittens in Cami Chic - my most used HK colorway ever.

I loved Cami Chic so much I used it to knit these Swedish fish mittens. I wore these today. They are still my go - to mittens for this time of year.

During the Ravelympics I challenged myself with this pair of Dimorphous mittens knit in Chuckanut and Euphorbia. Euphorbia is still my favourite colour ever.

I used Vamp in Entice to design my very first pattern, Wintry.

And finally, I designed Kirju specifically with Loosey Juicy (my favourite variegated colourway) in mind.

I'm looking forward to adding at least one more pair to my winter wardrobe during the upcoming KAL.

I hope you'll join me!


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