Long have I carried the idea for these happy scrappy knits around in my head until FINALLY, after 5 months of waiting, I was reunited with my beloved stash after the move around the globe. The possibilities were endless, it was the hardest thing to choose which scraps from my treasure chest to use up first. Nothing seemed to be in my way! May they live scrappily ever after!
And then Covid-19 happened. It took an awful long time just to get the pictures I wanted, because being in Lockdown and juggling dayjob and two active pre-schoolers doesn’t allow for much time to release patterns. Or knit. (Although it makes for some crazy time trying out all the very cool creative ideas for games and challenges at last!).
Now that my test knitters have given me a go, I can hardly tell you how happy I am to finally present to you my
Give your scraps the happy ending they deserve! These pretty and happy fingerless mittens are the perfect home for your beloved leftover yarns and make for a perfect eye catcher. They are a fabulously easy knit yet look better than a vanilla plain project.
The fingerless mittens and matching socks are knit in the round with blocks of colours joined by a beautiful round of simple, yet fancy contrasting stitches.
Two knitting patterns for any level of experience
Both patterns are suitable for beginners and advanced knitters alike and can be made in all sizes. Examples for kids and adult sizes are given.
Yarn to die for dyed by Inkyfingersyarn
For the fingerless mittens I used yarn that I purchased during my time of absence while our container was still shipping through the seven seas. I found the lovliest Indie dyer on Instagram, who catered perfectly to my scrap-addiction. Jan from Inkyfingersyarn lives right here in New Zealand and the parcel took less than a day to arrive at our house (SAY WHAAAAT???!!!!! Take that, Deutsche Post!). You can find her on Etsy and why not follow her and her beautiful creations on Instagram? Seriously, you should 🙂
For the socks I used some of my own hand dyed yarns (Back online after this Corona-mess) and scraps from my treasure chest.
Here are the specifics for the knitting patterns
Knitting Techniques used in this pattern are:
- knit in the round
- simple increases and decreases (left and right leaning)
A detailed description and photo tutorial for the contrast round is included in this pattern.
Perfect for fingering weight yarn scraps.
Materials needed to knit the mitts and socks:
Approx. 50g (100g for socks) of different sock weight scrap yarns (about 5g 400m/100g per scrap) depending on knitted size.
I used Inkyfingersyarn sock yarns (400m/100g) for my mitts and Mumpitz Design Sock yarns for the socks.
- 5 double pointed needles 2.5 or 3mm
- 2 stitch markers
- Tapestry needle to sew in ends
Here are some first glimpses from my test knitters, without whom I woulnd’t be publishing anything at all. Whenever I think it’s perfect, they still find something to improve 🙂 THANK YOU, LADIES!!! ou can find their projects in my group on Ravelry.
Have fun knitting these and please dont forget to tag them with @Mumpitzdesign and #ScrappilyEverAfterSocks or #ScrappilyEverAfterMitts when sharing on social media so that I can find your pretties!