I know I promised an embroidery update (working on it!), but I had to show you all this costume. Kathleen from Grosgrain sews amazing clothing and costumes which she posts as giveaways on her blog. I fell in love with her Marie Antoinette costume and subscribed to her blog. Now I see this amazing inspiration.
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I took a quick break from knitting my fair isle fingerless mitts after finishing the first one. I still have to weave in all the ends before I start the next one. My mom had to make a quick trip to Los Angeles which is about an hour away and I decided to keep her company on the trip. I needed a quick and simple project that I could do while chatting. Something I didn't have to think too much about. I decided to do the same fingerless mitts pattern in a small ( the chunky version), aiming for something that might fit my daughter.
Instead of using chunky weight yarn I doubled some worsted weight Lions Brand Wool-Ease and took the plunge figuring that they would fit someone I knew.
This is an awesome pattern. Its super easy. Basically you knit a tube then knit flat for a few rows before rejoining, making the thumb hole. I can imagine a million versions of this. Cables, fair isle, applique, embroidery... there are lots of possibilities.
There are so many great artists out there designing great pictures to use for embroidery. I gave away a free page of Halloween embroidery patterns the other day, but I wanted to search for all the other ones I could find online. If you have one please leave a link to it in the comments! Some of the patterns links pictured are repeated below. Sorry for any repeat links!