Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LINDEN mittens || KAL Week 2 and We're DONE!


DONE!

This knit along was short and sweet! It was only two weeks long which was the perfect amount of time, most of us finished our mitts and some even went on to make more than one pair! This might be the most fun I've had during a knit along -- everyone was so energetic and enthusiastic and watching the yarns people chose was endless fun! There are so many fantastic self striping options out there! And not only self striping, we saw self patterning, vibrant solids, even colourwork stripes when self striping wasn't available!

I finished my fingering mittens on Day 9 and on Day 10 cast on a second pair in sport weight - this time knitting two-at-a-time (my first time ever!). I've had very little time to knit since then and at 9:30 last night still had the finger tips and thumbs to finish! But I'm happy to say that I finished in time (well... 7 minutes late to be precise... but whose counting right ;)


GIVEAWAY!

And as promised I have a little giveaway in store for you!
Caterpillargreen Yarns has so generously donated a skein of your choosing to one lucky winner.

{ concrete & tulips }


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HOW TO ENTER

Leave a comment telling me what yarn you used for your LINDEN mitts!

...that's it!

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BONUS : Leave a separate comment for EACH pair of mitts you cast on, if you started a second pair you'll have an extra chance to win!

To qualify you need only to have participated in the KAL... if you didn't finish your mitts in time, that's okay, you can still enter to win!

Please get your entries in by Friday, March 28th.

If you don't leave me a way to contact you - your entry won't count!



45 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Jane for the the chance to win this giveaway and for the KAL. It was so much fun - I think I have found my new obsession ;) I used felici in the colourway springmix. Loved it so much. My ravelry name is happydude.

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  2. oh my gosh jane! that bottom pic is soooo vibrant! love it!!!
    i used felici fingering in aquarium. rav id: gundyknitter
    xoxo!

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  3. Ohhh, I've only just started mine! But I'm using sKNITches self-striping yarn, and so far, they look AWESOME. I love both of your sets of mitts.

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  4. I finished the first mitten and started the 2nd, next time I'll try 2 at the same time! I used Patons Kroy socks fx. I ordered some felici for my next ones. Thanks Jane! My first KAL, it was so much fun!!

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  5. i love that yarn! thanks so much for the kal and the giveaway! i knit one pair using highland handmades self-striping in the poor lost circus performers colorway, a nod to the princess bride :) rav id: mamaholmes

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  6. Jane, thanks so much for the kal and motivating me to cast on mittens in the spring! I loved knitting with the Crazy Zauberball and your pattern is ab-fab! I'm hoping to get some final project pics today now that they're washed and dry. :) rav id: alisatheyarnista

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  7. Thank you for my first successful Knit-along. I love my new mittens and will definitely be making more for friends. I used a combination of loft and Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift hat was leftover from other projects. Next time I would use self-striping yarn. No Ends! rav id: shuz

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  8. I used Biscotte's self-stripping Felix in the Camajolie colourway

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  9. Thanks for a great pattern and hosting my first (and fun) KAL. I used Spud and Chloe yarn in the Sassafrass colorway. I love my mittens, but I will have to wait for it to get cold again to wear them. I look forward to making two more pairs using Felici when it arrives.

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    1. Oops! My Ravelry name is cardenfran. :)

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  10. This was my first KAL, and I had so much fun! I made mine out of Felici Fingering in the Jingle colorway.

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  11. Your mittens are great! I love the colors you chose! I made pair #1 out of Knitlob's Lair Louhitar in a lovely solid mustard color.

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  12. And pair #2 is in Schoeller+Stahl Sockina Cotton, a self-striping/patterning yarn that sort of screams '70s with its pink and brown colors. I'll post the finished pair in the Ravelry group.

    Thanks so much for such a fun, short, exciting KAL! (I'm urbanizer on Ravelry)

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  13. I used Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM), a highly variegated and romantically named colourway P163, to make my mittens. They are crazy but I love them.

    I am jacflash on Ravelry.

    Great KAL Jane. Thanks for the great mitten pattern!

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  14. I used my ONLine Supersocke 6 ply in purples. Lover the KAL

    I'm knitgal2 on Ravlery

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  15. Thanks for a fun KAL, Jane!
    I used Felici fingering yarn in Jellybean.
    Ravelry ID is MommaRam

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  16. I had fun knitting along with all the Linden-lovers! I used Schoppel-wolle Zauberball 6-fach in the color called Indisch Rosa (2095).

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  17. This was a great KAL! Love the pattern and my finished mittens :-) I used Felici fingering weight in colorway Marsh. Rav ID is gretalj

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  18. I used Caterpillargreen Yarn for my fingering weight Linden Mitts and I love them!!!!!
    My Ravelry ID is knitterynoob

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  19. I totally loved the Linden pattern! Thanks for doing the KAL - it helped me finish them up. And I loved the two at a time! I might have to use that method from now on so that I don't have single socks and mittens throughout my house! I'm thinking I might need to make a pair of Linden mittens using Caterpillargreen yarn next! rav id: starrynight11

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  20. Thank you for another fun pattern Jane! I loved knitting the Linden mittens. It was my very first doing the kitchener stitch which I think turned out pretty darn good ;) it was also my first time joining a KAL. I will definitely do more in the future.

    For my mittens I used Cascade Yarns, Cascade 220 Sport in a very vibrant pink hue. I can't wait to make another pair with some self striping yarn :)
    ravelry id: shawnag

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  21. I used Patons Kroy Socks 4 ply. Great KAL! I'm 2cheekymonkeys on Ravelry

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  22. I started a 2nd pair yesterday right after I finished my first pair. Love this pattern. I used Sirdar Snuggly Smiley Stripes DK for my 2nd pair. I'm 2cheekymonkeys on Ravelry

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  23. I really enjoyed the KAL, I used Knit Picks, Felici in Building Blocks. (Rav name-tinkhickman).

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  24. Great KAL and pattern Jane! I made mine with Felici Sport from Knitpicks in the Macaroon colour. I have been wearing them a lot already. I love them!
    Cynthialeigh2 on ravelry

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  25. I used Knit Picks Felici in Splash. yarnlaw on ravelry

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  26. I also have a second pair started in Knit Picks Felici in Jingle - excited to wear them next December! yarnlaw on ravelry

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  27. What a fun knitalong, my first one online! I used Trekking XXL in the mimosa colorway. My ravelry ID is cafekarla.

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  28. My second pair are in Felici fingering Minty.
    Ravelry ID is MommaRam

    Think if we all plead with KnitPicks, they will bring back Felici???

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  29. Ravelry ID: michelleowls
    I used Quare Fibre in a self striping sport weight yarn. Almost finished with my second mitten. Lovely pattern as well.

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  30. Hi Jane, thanks for a great pattern and fun KAL! I used Patons kroy socks for my mittens. Now I'm deciding on yarn for my 2nd pair.
    3crazycats on Ravelry

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  31. Thanks for a fun KAL! I used Patons Kroy Sock yarn for my mittens. jenea1692 on ravelry

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  32. Thank you Jane for the KAL. I made my mittens in Shibui and Spud & Chloe for a two tone. my ravelry id: Sandykw

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  33. I used Felici sport weight in Macaroon. I will be casting on a second pair in stream bed soon! Ravelry id: nicnicnab

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  34. What a fun KAL! ... and my first finished one and first mittens for myself. I enjoyed seeing the progress of the group and see all the different yarn! I wish I would have had the one I ordered! I used Patons Kroy Socks 4 Ply; my id: Enifur on Ravelry.
    Looking forward to more KALs ;)

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  35. RavelryID -lynnpaus
    That was fun! I used Regia Jacquard Color 4-ply (5176 Gray)

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  36. I used Felici in Jingle. I am excited to knit up some more. I love the pattern. Thanks for a fun pattern and KAL! My rav id is KatKing85

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  37. I used Patons Kroy in the Blue Striped Ragg colourway. This was my first time knitting with self-striping yarn and like many others I think I'm addicted! It was very inspiring to see everyone's photos of how their yarns are striping up. Thanks for hosting the KAL!

    Rav ID: nicholae

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  38. Hi Jane. I used Felici fingering in the Paradise color way to knit up my mitts! Rav ID: teeblain

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  39. So much fun! I used Felici in Kingpin and even got a chance to wear them last night! Rav ID: mamatronic

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  40. I cast on my first pair in Shibui Sock, in a lovely green!

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  41. My second pair was Koigu Kersti, in a pretty, variegated sport weight, as my Caterpillargreen yarn didn't come...

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  42. I used Plymouth Happy Feet for mine. I can't wait to get my KP Felici in the mail though so I can cast on for my second pair! You totally turned me on to that yarn Jane! Thanks for a great KAL. Ravelry username: likeleigh

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  43. Felici fingering in jelly bean.

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  44. My Felici Jellybean mittens kept me lovely and warm at a football match last weekend :) thanks for a fun KAL!

    Littlebobbins on rav

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