On the Other Hand MKAL finished two weeks ago and I am still catching up! It was a fantastic four weeks of fun. Thank you to everyone who joined in and contributed, both Ann and I had a great time watching everyones progress and seeing what wonderful colour and pattern combinations you all chose.
The final pattern was released with the official photos with both myself and Ann doing a live periscope.
My mittens were knit in Woolyknits 4ply classics in Navy and Duck Egg Blue. The corrugated rib and slip stitch mosaic and cable pattern was my design.
Ann designed the corrugated rib and lice (not an errata as many people thought!) and stranded colourwork patterns knit in King Cole merino 4ply.
There seemed to be lots of people choosing both designs and lots of mix and matching too. There was also a lot of very speedy knitters out there that managed to get both patterns done in the 4 weeks! I managed one and a half mittens in Ann's pattern and it is still on the needles waiting for me to finish....
It was very hard for us to choose the winners in the prize thread as there were so many fantastic colour combinations and people challenging themselves to try new techniques. I wish I could have given everyone a prize but we promised winners so my winning mittens were:
First prize to Yogelgryff for her wonderful use of colour and I love the addition of adding the buttons! She won an ebook copy of my book An Elven Reckoning.
Second prize went to Knittingyogi2 as I love her fraternal mitts and colour choice, and also for being adventurous and trying lots of new techniques! She wins 2 balls of Woolyknits 4ply classics.
Third prize went to EvilOverLady314 for a really fun mitten picture! Personally I am hoping that the little Totoro won the card game as he is one of my favourite characters, but it does look like EvilOverLady314 might win this one. She won a choice of a digital download of one of my patterns.
I hope everyone enjoyed the MKAL as much as we did. Ann and I are already beginning discussions about what we might do next year but we both need a bit of a rest from all the fun for a while! Don't forget to sign up to both of our newsletters for exclusive discounts and be the first to get news of our next MKAL! Thanks once again for all the lovely comments too, it is really great to read how much you all enjoyed it too.