Fabulous Fingerless Mitts

designed by Carol Ullmann

These fingerless mitts, knit up in a sumptuous silk yarn, are a good project for a brand new knitter — or a fast, fun knit for the more experienced. They make a quick and beautiful gift… after you make yourself a pair!

A NOTE ON FIT
Because of the design, these stretch to fit a wide range of sizes.

Yarn: Dk Silk

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off)

Price: Download now for free at Ravelry.

Basketweave Lace Shawl/Shawlette

designed by Riin Gill

This is a simple lace shawl pattern that’s easy enough to work on while you’re watching TV (as long as you use plenty of stitch markers so your fingers know when to yarn over!). The shawlette version is a perfect one skein project that will keep your neck warm inside your coat on blustery days, or wear it to keep the chill off your shoulders on summer evenings or in an air conditioned office. For a larger shawl, use two skeins and keep knitting until you’ve reached the full size or whenever you decide it’s big enough to wrap yourself in.

Yarn: Corrie Sock

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), lace knitting, reading charts

Price: Download now for free at Ravelry.