Long-time readers of this blog will remember my Chawton Mittens, which were originally published in the inaugural issue of the Jane Austen Knits magazine all the way back in 2011. Well, the rights reverted back to me after a year, and re-releasing that beloved pattern has been on my to-do list since then. Today, my friends, I’ve finally done it!
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I’ve finished a few lingering projects lately, and now… now I’m wondering what to knit next! I want to knit ALL THE THINGS, but I have only two hands, and that means I have to pick ONE pattern and ONE yarn (or set of yarns) to start with. But how?!?
Thanks to my sister, I found out late last night that there’s a preview of my forthcoming pattern out there in the wild…
Let’s look a little closer, shall we?
This is a beach coverup that I designed, at the request of Kate Atherley/Wisehilda, the knitting editor of the magazine (and tech editing genius, Knitty sock editor, and all-around knitting inspiration), for A Needle Pulling Thread magazine. (ANPT is a Canadian needlework magazine, featuring knitting, crochet, quilting, beading, embroidery, etc.)
The request was for something reeeeeeeeally simple, in linen. Et voilà:
I’ll have more to say about the coverup design when the actual summer issue comes out — for now, you can read my sister’s blog post about finding the preview.
I literally just did a dance in my chair — at the office, no less — on seeing Maria’s finished pair of Chawton Mittens in her blog post. These are the first completed Chawtons I’ve seen (aside from the original sample pair). She had a few technical difficulties, but the results are still outstanding. Way to go, Maria!
Interweave has now made the patterns from the (dare I say it) outstanding special issue, Jane Austen Knits, available for individual download.
That means that my Chawton Mittens pattern can now be yours for $5.50 US as a standalone pattern. You can still buy the entire magazine, either as a PDF download, a Zinio subscription, or a printed copy, of course!
(Can I just say how surreal it is, STILL, to see my name on the Interweave website?)
The Chawton Mittens are, I hope, utterly Austen. But they really don’t have to be. Cameos are really trendy these days, whether they feature classic Grecian goddesses or something a little more quirky. There is absolutely nothing saying that you have to knit the Chawton Mittens as designed; you could easily use them as a framework to show off your own allegiances.