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Passport Mitts Knitalong Wrap-up, and Something New

Melanie's Passport MittsWe wrapped up the Passport Mitts Knitalong (KAL) in my Ravelry group last month. We had a lovely time, with over 900 posts in the knitalong thread (meaning we’re chatty) and 13 finished pairs of mitts during the six weeks of the KAL.  You can see all the lovely mitts as well as the prizes that were won here, in the FO (finished object) thread.  I hope you’ll hop over there and take a look.

Here are some of the beautiful mitts, photos used by permission.  Each of these knitters does beautiful work!

Joyce made two pairs, one for her daughter and another for herself, using Berroco Folio.  She took a couple of pictures at the family farm:

Joyce's MItts 2 (3)

Joyce's Mitts (2)

I love this photo Heather took of mitts she was making with Lorna’s Laces Honor, in the colorway Gobsmacked (how perfect is that for a colorway name???):

Heather's - Lorna's Laces (2)

Meg used Rowan Felted Tweed DK, in the colorway Scree.  I also used Rowan Felted Tweed for my mitts, and loved the lightweight yet warm fabric it created:

Meg's Felted Tweed

Blue was a popular color for these mitts, and the other major contender was orange.  Jen made beautiful mitts in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in the colorway Candied Yam, perfect for these pictures she took around Thanksgiving:

Jen's, with Acorn  Jen's, Palm

Alex made mitts in both of the popular choices, being the top finisher with three completed pairs of mitts!  She made two pairs in Ella Rae Lace Merino DK in Orange and a pair in Classic Elite Yarns Inca Alpaca in the Navy Heather colorway.

Alex's Orange 2 Alex's - Orange

Alex's blue (2)

Melanie made this stunning pair of mitts using Lion Brand LB Collection in White.  It is amazing how white and natural yarns make cables pop.  She bound off in pattern, which makes the top edge look like pearls.  It’s not written that way in the pattern. but it is a wonderful modification.

Melanie's, foliage

Melanie, with SBUX cup

Melanie wrote the following when she posted her finished mitts, and allowed me to share it here:

I completely love these mitts. Carol, this pattern is so classy and tasteful and beautifully written! I used Lion Brand 100% superwashmerino that I can only order from their online store. I ordered quite a bit of it several years ago, so this beautiful pair was knit from stash. The yarn shows awesome stitch definition, which is a perfect match for these mitts. The only problem I have is that I decided to make these for a friend… And now I want to keep them. yum

Thank you so much to everyone who participated.  Your work is lovely and inspiring!


As a follow-up, my friends Leanne and Martha requested a hat pattern to go along with the Passport Mitts.  We are currently testing the Wayfarer Hat, and the pattern will be available soon.  The hat is written with the option to make it as a close-fitting beanie or to modify it for a slouchier fit.  Stay tuned!

Wayfarer Hat 3  Wayfarer hat (2)

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50th post.


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