Hey friends! I am thrilled to tell you that today the pattern for my Angerthas Mitts has been released in Knotions Magazine!
This pattern came about in an interesting way for me. Several years ago when I was a new knitter I started knitting a cabled scarf. I guessed at how to cable from instructions in books and on the internet, but I barely knew how to knit and I didn’t have a cable needle. I hated that project. I ended up putting it away for several years before turning it into a cowl just so it would be done (I talked more about it here).
Fast forward to a few months ago. I still hadn’t knit much with cables and they scared me. So what did I do to make them less scary? I designed a pattern with all sorts of cables going every which way (I’m crazy, I know). The Angerthas Mitts are what emerged from that exploration. I won’t say that I love cabling so much that cables are the only thing I will ever knit ever again, but they are less daunting now.
Is there a knitting technique that scares you? How have you overcome fear of the unknown (in knitting and in life)?
8 thoughts on “New Pattern Released: Angerthas Mitts”
Your work looks beautiful. I just normally dive straight in to new things, if I have too long to think I get scared off!
Sometimes you need to just do it, if I can quote Nike.
congrats! beautiful design.
Thank you 🙂
those look great! And nice two stitch cables, my favorite. No needle needed!
I won’t say that I am afraid of steeking, but I will say that I have never done it and the thought of taking a scissors to a knitted item ON PURPOSE just seems like asking for trouble. 🙂
I’m so glad you like them 🙂 I haven’t yet perfected my cabling without a cable needle, but maybe one of these days….maybe.
Ooh steeking. On the one hand, I totally agree with you. On the other, I figure that if you secure the stitches beforehand, you’re not leaving too much to chance.
I know in my head that is true but my heart says “DON’T CUT!!”