Today's post comes to us from Liz Adler, assistant editor with an impeccable eye and incredible style to boot:
"As a member of the style department, I work alongside the crafters as they develop their stories. I am always inspired by their super fun projects, so this winter I decided to learn how to knit. I have always wanted to learn and I figured it was the perfect time of year since all you want to do is be inside where it’s warm—why not make something useful and beautiful while you are at it?
With the help of Steph and Silke, I picked my first project, fingerless mittens! I really wanted a pair but couldn’t find them in the exact shade of gray I had in mind. It felt like a simple project for a beginner but with a big payoff!
Next up, a trip to Purl Soho with my mother (another inspirational knitter) to pick out yarn and a set of needles. Just walking in there, I was inspired to make so many projects. I chose a super-soft cashmere (in the perfect shade of gray, of course). After a Sunday afternoon lesson from Steph, I was well on my way. I was surprised how easy (and fun!) it was. I am so happy with how they turned out, even with their small imperfections!
- Cast on 50 stitches.
- Knit rows until you reach desired length. (I made mine 7 inches long)
- Bind off.
- Fold in half lengthwise, and use safety pins to mark where thumbhole should be.
- Slipstitch side closed, avoiding thumbhole. Weave in ends.
- Repeat process for second mitten.
I hope you get inspired to try something new this winter!