Last year my Alexandria Gauntlets pattern was published in the Quick & Easy Crochet supplement to Knit Now issue 35.
I had great fun crocheting these mittens and love how they look so elegant. They are fairly easy to crochet, an adventurous beginner could have a go (and one did yesterday on my How to Crochet course!).
I always had plans to write the pattern for a short version as well as the long mittens so I took the opportunity of being able to reissue the pattern to make these short mittens. I used Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca DK yarn and it only needs 1 skein for the short version. This yarn is so soft and luxurious, I absolutely love it. It shows up the stitch pattern well and I found these cute little matching buttons in my stash.
The name of this pattern is inspired by Alexandria the Great, whose martyrdom gave its name to Catherine Wheel fireworks. The cuffs of these gauntlets use Catherine Wheel stitches to give the pretty radial effect.
For this week only you can get a discount on the pattern price of 50p by using the code MITTENS in the cart checkout on this website or through ravelry. The pattern has also been uploaded to Patternfish and Etsy. There is a bigger discount though in my newsletter to say thanks for signing up so I recommend doing that if you want to buy!
I have to say a huge thank you to my sister Lucy who posed for these shots for me last November. We had plans to photograph outside but the weather got the better of us - and I think she was glad she did not have to wear this dress outside in November!
Thank you also to everyone for the lovely comments on my instagram photos as I posted a daily update when I was crocheting them, it always makes me smile to read them! You can find my daily crafting updates on my profile Aldersign.
So that's two patterns published this week..... next one is due in May!