Once Upon A Time MKAL - Clue 1

Good Morning everyone! The first clue for the Once Upon A Time is now ready to download! You can get the pattern on Ravelry, and if you would also like to use the special Frozen Upon A Time color way it is available at Jimmy Beans Wool! IMG_0131

We will begin the MKAL with the left mitt. The cuff is knit flat, using a slipped stitch pattern that helps break up the variegated color. The edge of the cuff is closed with a bobble, or if you prefer, you can skip the bobble and sew on a button! Given the Frozen theme, I think snowflake buttons would be adorable! The bobble looks super cute too, and it is a good way to close the cuff of the mitts without the added expense of the buttons.

The body of the mitt is worked primarily in star stitch, which I chose because it looks like snowflakes! It is a very squishy and puffy stitch that has a lot of texture, which is also something that we see a lot of in the knits that the characters on OUAT wear! Keep in mind that because of the way the stitch is worked, you will end up shifting your stitches around on the needles on each pattern row.

Now, I know some of you would like to size the mitts up or down. This will be super easy if you add or remove stitches in quantities of 8. You can follow the pattern as written, except in the gusset. During the gusset set-up row, you will do less or more repeats before placing the markers, depending on how many multiples of 8 you add or remove. For example, if you remove 8 stitches, you will then do the repeat one less time. You also will want to repeat the gusset less times to have fewer stitches for a smaller thumb. For questions on sizing head over to the Ravelry group, or email me (my email address is on the pattern)!

I'm so excited to kick this MKAL off, and hope you guys enjoy knitting and watching the show. I know I will!