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New Design: Child's Octopus Mittens!

Ho there!

Just a little entry to show you the first of two new designs that I can finally post about! This time I'm really and truly in an actual book! With a binding and a library of congress number and everything! How fancy is that? (hint: totally fancy).

Both of these pattens will be in 60 Quick Knits: 20 Hats, 20 Scarves, 20 Mittens in Cascade 220, which doesn't come out until April.* I am proud to represent 1/10th of the mitten portion! You may have noticed that I do love a good mitten.

Mini Mitts!**

This is my first child's mitten pattern and I had so much fun designing them! I find the little details the most satisfying...how the increases for the body of the mitten warp the corrugated ribbing just a little so it looks like sea grass waving in the current. Also, I designed the palm pattern to mimic the suckers on the underside of an octopus' arms...because if I were a kid I would totally dig that.

slorp slorp!

I made the cuffs a bit on the long side. My strongest childhood mitten memory is the feeling of snow creeping in under the cuffs. There will be no chilly wrists if I can help it!

Size-wise, the mittens were designed to fit the measurements of a four-year-old child, but I think there should be a bit of leeway there. I've listed the measurements on the Ravelry page if you're uncertain.

full frontal octopic

As far as yarn goes, these just take one skein each of two colors of Cascade 220 Superwash (#886 citron and #812 turquoise), so they're a super-affordable project! Yay! You probably already have suitable yarn in your stash.

And if that weren't enough incentive to make these, they knit up SUPER FAST. Seriously. They're small. They're worsted. They're colorwork. You won't believe how quickly you'll have a pair of little cephalopod mitts. Now, if the book would just hurry up and come out...

Stay tuned for more new mittens tomorrow!

Ravel it!

*but there's always pre-order for you impatient types!

**Photo by Jack Deutsch, from 60 Quick Knits: 20 Hats, 20 Scarves, 20 Mittens in Cascade 220.


Screw the children, I want some of these for myself!

someone is definitely going to have to figure out how to upsize these mitts for adults. they're too cute for just kids!

Those are awesome! And yeah, who needs kids? I know plenty of grownups who'd like octopus mittens.

Those are so cute. I love the little sucker detail on the palm.

These are great! I want a pair, too :)

I was just thinking that my son could use a new pair of mittens... ;)

Awesome! That books sounds right up my alley, considering my sizable stash of 220.

slorp slorp indeed. i need a pair just so I have an excuse to make that noise.

These are so cute! Congratulations on getting in your first book!!

Very cute! I especially like the suckers! Congratulations on being in your first book!

These are adorable! Congratulations on being published.

What great mittens, I love the palm detail.
The book sounds great, I'm looking forward to it.
Congrats on being a part of it.

They are amazingly cute! Knitters and kids are going to love them! Congratulations for being published!

Oh my God, I can't wait for this book to come out so I can knit these lovely mittens! Perfect for children, you're right!

I LLLLOve these! C. U. T. E.

So cute!! Love the design.

The suckers on the palm are awesome! Very cute design.

oh, these are fabulous! I must queue them up!

Oh wow! These are gorgeous - I really must find a small person to knit them for!