Last Friday I told you I was going to be looking at reusing content to gain some much needed time and before I even have a real plan, necessity reminds me of great knits that you probably don’t know about.
Great Knits 1: Meath Mitts
Meath Mitts are fun to knit, which for me makes them a great knit. I’ve made them more than once which is always a good sign that it is an interesting knitting project: Key features include eccentric cables, thumb-holes, shaped thumb gusset, and shaped forearm. All knit in the round, using dk yarn. Gauge in stockinette is 5 sts and 7 rows to the inch. The XS and X can be made with approximately 140 yards, but you’ll need more than that for the other sizes, unless you make them shorter.
Great Knits 2: Meath Pullover
This is the companion to Meath Mitts, Meath Pullover (really wasn’t very creative there was I?). Shown here is the version I had made for myself. We were going to Seattle last weekend, but my heavier winter sweaters are currently in storage. I usually wear my version up there, so instead I pulled out the Jill Wolcott Knits sample, which matches the Mitts. It is a comfortable pullover that works for a variety of activities. I love having the pockets to put my reading glasses in (also hankies, bus pass, etc.), and I can use the thumbhole to have the sleeve come down over my hand. When I was outside and it got too cold to have my fingers out, I wore the sleeves as long, regular sleeves, and used coordinating gloves.
The Pullover is knit in the round to the armholes. The sleeves too are knit in the round. The easy-to-execute rolled trims I used on this piece can be used on anything you make. The pockets are knit flat and then sewn to the fronts so they seem to be knitted in. You will look awesome–and clever!
Great Knits 3: Meath Pullover & Meath Mitts Combined Pattern
When I posted the above photo on Instagram (I share Instagram photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler too) I got a comment on Facebook. I mentioned using the Mitts as a swatch project–and suddenly realized that I should include the Mitts in the Meath Pullover pattern. I’ve now done that and the new Meath Pullover pattern with the Mitts included will go out to those who have already purchased the pattern on Monday (I’m going to Denver this weekend). If you want to buy the pattern, it will be available with the Mitts included on my website and on Ravelry on Monday. The other places where it is available will be updated on Tuesday: Craftsy, Patternfish, and LoveKnitting.
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