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Posts Tagged ‘Mittens’

August 3, 2012

Orange You Glad You Stopped By?

Announcing a Spud & Chloë free pattern colletion, created in collaboration with Vogue Knitting and inspired by the 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango!

Brilliant Chinese Lantern Hat in Buoy

I love, Love, LOVE this hat. Keep your eyes “peeled,” we have more exciting news about this hat coming!

The Details

Pattern: Chinese Lantern Hat
Designer: Elizabeth Mautz-Redmann
Size: One
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm) needles
Size 8 (5.5 mm) needles
Size 10 (6.5 mm) needles
Size K (6.5 mm) hook
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer
Link: To download the free pattern, click here.

Baby Mitts in Life Jacket, Waterslide, and Igloo

This is a re-release for these classic mittens in updated colors for the Vogue Knitting Collection.

The Details

Pattern: Baby Mitts
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 0 to 6 months
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm) dpns
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater
Link: To download the free, updated pattern, click right here

Rosie the Riveter-inspired Headband in Goldfish

Last, but not least we have the Rosie Headband – I have already made two and I wear them all the time!

The Details

Pattern: Rosie Headband
Designer: Jane Richmond
Size: One
Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine
Link: The free pattern can be found here


Happy Weekend Knitting!

May 11, 2012

Dogwood Set

It’s so pretty, it was impossible to wait!

Plus, its going to be winter in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere soon!

Beautiful mittens and a matching slip stitch cowl.

Jane Richmond designed this excellent set for Spud & Chloë Outer.

Simple and classic with delightful details.

Punchy color with playful details.

You can download the Dogwood Set right here!

Even if you don’t live in the Southern Hemisphere you could take a cue from me.

Crank the air and knit the Dogwood Set anyway!

Take care Pals!

October 20, 2010

Happily Ever After Mitts – Free Pattern!

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Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am bringing you the Happily Ever After Mitts today! I swear that once I put these on I never want to take them off. They feel so good on these cool fall mornings. What a fun little project that whips up so quickly and simply. I hope you will enjoy making these as much as I did.

For the pattern I wrote both the striped instruction and instructions for making a one color version! The one color version (both mitts) can be made with only 1 skein of Fine. If you want to stripe only two colors and have 2 skeins of Fine you can make 2 pairs of the mitts. There are lots of options.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Size: To fit an average older child to woman’s hands/arms


13.5 inches in length

7.7 inches in circumference

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk; 248 yards/65 grams), 1 skein each in Shitake #7814, Dachshund #7803,Popcorn #7800, Tutu #7807, Sassafras #7808, Cricket #7804 and Calypso #7806

OR 1 skein of Fine will make a complete pair of mitts in one color!

OR 2 skeins of Fine in two shades to stripe will make 2 pairs of mitts!


US size 3 double-pointed needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 7 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Note: You can easily make these longer or shorter to suit your needs and you can try them on as you go to help figure out the length that’s best for you.


Yarn needle


Right and left mitts are made exactly the same!


I don’t know why are these so comforting but I’m not going to complain. The yarn is exquisite and I think the silk that is in the blend makes all of the difference in the world. Fine is incredible sock yarn.

You can adjust the length easily to be shorter or longer, just make note that the yarn requirements may vary if you make changes.

And what am I doing with the left over yarn?

I am making a delicious little Happily Ever After Hat to match! I will have this up for you as soon as I finish.

Click here to download the free pattern for the Happily Ever After Mitts!

Click here for the Ravelry project page link!

Have fun!

May 23, 2010

Baby Mitts – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

This is the final project using the leftovers from the Dream Catcher Baby Blanket Sweater yarn. The finale pattern is for the sweetest and easiest teeny-tiny baby mittens, the thumbless sort. Be sure to check out the blanket and hat that along with the mitts complete this super-duper baby set:

Dream Catcher Baby Blanket

Dream Catcher Hat

There will plenty of yarn leftover to also make the Jelly Bean Baby Socks if you’d like.

I made them mix and match. I love all sorts of items like socks and mittens that go together but aren’t exactly the same. You can make the pair matching or not. It’s up to you! Here is some information you might like to know about this pattern:


Size: 0-6 months

Note: The mittens can be made larger by increasing the number of stitches by increments of 4 stitches and then adding length as needed.

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), small amounts in Pollen #7508, Grass #7502, Splash #7510, Firefly #7505 and Watermelon #7512

Needles: US size 7 double-pointed needles set of 4 or the size needed to obtain the gauge

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch


I always had these little thumbless mitts on my babies when they were tiny but my version always had a string to attach them. I would run the string through the sleeves of their sweater or jacket. Nowadays I am not sure if this is considered safe so I didn’t add a string to the pattern. Mittens on a string sure are cute though.

The Baby Mitts can be made in no time at all. This is an awesome go-to gift item when you need something sweet and handmade but don’t have lots of time to get it done.

Sometimes I look at the string and sticks in front of me and I can’t believe all of the cool stuff that can be made from such simple materials. That’s what makes knitting so extraordinary. The sky is the limit.

Have fun with your tiny Baby Mitts, Knitters.

Click here to download the free pattern for Baby Mitts!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Baby Mitts!

October 20, 2009

Outsider Mittens-Free Pattern!


Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am excited to bring you another free pattern for Spud says! The Outsider Mittens are a fantastic use for our thick, squishy Spud & Chloë Outer yarn. Here is some information you might like to know about the Outsider Mittens:


Sizes: Child’s small (child’s large/woman’s small, woman’s medium/large)

To fit a hand circumference of 6 (7, 8 ) inches

Note: The length of the hand and the length of the thumb can be made to fit any length hand.

Yarn: Outer (65% superwash wool, 35# organic cotton; 60 yards/100 grams)

Woman’s medium/large in any style: 2 skeins

Child’s large/Woman’s small in Ribbed Cuff and Short Bobble Cuff: 1 skein

Child’s large/Woman’s small in Extended Bobble Cuff: 2 skeins

Child’s small size in all styles: 1 skein


Extended Bobble Cuff mittens knit in Sequoia #7205

Ribbed Cuff mittens knit in Carbon #7203

Short Bobble Cuff mittens knit in Peat #7204

Needles: US size 13 double-pointed needles, set of four, OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 2 1/2 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


2 stitch markers

Ruler or tape measure


Yarn needle

Scrap yarn


My daughter can’t keep her hands out of these mittens. Be sure to note the size and cuff options, there are three of each. The Outsiders are knit in the round starting at the cuff which is great because you can try on the mittens as you knit. This means you can adjust the length of the thumb and hand for a custom fit.

Outer is such a treat! If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope you grab a skein and make up a fast pair of mittens. You will love it.

I hope you enjoy this quick to knit pattern. The Outsider Mittens make a perfect gift project. You’ll have your knitted gifts completed in a snap with this pattern.

Click here to download the free pattern for the Outsider Mittens!