Saturday, September 18, 2010

CRAFT WORK KNIT: Go Dutch!


It starts with a whisper...

Behold, the first pattern in Craft Work Knit, the Go Dutch! mittens I started so long ago, made even more relevant by the Netherlands' performance in the 2010 World Cup! I just happened to be watching this match live in a pub in Rotterdam this summer. GO DUTCH!


These mittens are knit in the round, using stranded knitting that, for a few rows, involves three colors. I like the graphic effect of the traditional braid at the cuffs and the more modern arrow pattern (which I chose to indicate speed and momentum!).


Where can I get this book and pattern? you may ask. My website will be live in the next week and books will be available for order! Ebooks and individual patterns will be available for download soon after. For now, just... get excited. I have 11 projects to show you and will post one every day or two until it's all out there!

6 comments:

RosalĂ­a said...

Wordenful work! I love the design and the colours!

meg said...

Love them! I happened to be in Amsterdam during a week of world cup, sadly not during a Dutch game. I did get to see the US advance though.

I love your Dutch mittens - and I can't wait to see what else is coming our way! HUP HOLLAND!

jsdknits said...

Very sharp. The photography really enhances the mittens, with the red just popping out from the neutral background.

craftivore said...

You don't mean Kraftwerk? Love the braided cuffs and the simplicity of the colors and pattern, modern and manly.

choo choo knits said...

Congrats Ann - this is wonderful (and long awaited news) and the mittens are perfect!

andrea said...

I seriously adore these