Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer Swatch Me Week Three!

Happy holiday weekend, here in the USA! The Summer Swatch Me group is in full swing, and this week we are working on our third stitch pattern, which I call Vine. Most people are making the project sampler, and will be adding Vine to that this week
Our side project this week is a pair of fingerless mitts, called Vine Mitts. I used the Crystal Palace Mini Mochi again. In case you didn't notice, I really love this yarn. The long color repeats are wonderful and the yarn is very soft and a pleasure to knit with and wear. These mitts not only match colors perfectly from the right to left hand, but the stitch pattern on the right hand is a mirror of the left hand.
It is a fun way to explore the possibilities of lace knitting. Toward the end of the summer we will come back to this little trick, when we look at flipping stitch patterns and manipulating row repeats to create more complex lace designs with our Swatch Me stitch patterns.
These mitts have been VERY well received by the teenagers in my life, and I hope they get a similar reception at your house.
Some Summer Swatch Me members are working on bookmarks. This week we have our Vine Bookmark, made using some of my FiberOptics handspun.
If you like what you see and want to join us, there are still nine more weeks of summer, with new ideas and patterns to come! You can read all about it here. Feel free to drop me an email if you have questions. I will be back next week with something a little different for the Summer Swatch Me group. That would be socks, including a special sock tutorial and a bonus pattern for baby socks. And they are pretty cute...

Until then, knit on!


  1. I love Minimochi too. I have some ready to make some mitts, but it's too hot to think about handwarmers :) I love the way your mitts turned out, though. Maybe I will get inspired!

  2. I'm finally all caught up on my file/post reading for the Summer Swatch Me, and am happily knitting away on Peacock. This is really the most wonderful way to jumpstart my knitting mojo for the summer. Love it! I will definitely be back for more when you do this again. :)