Days Like This Mitts

“When it’s not always raining, there’ll be days like this. When there’s no one complaining, there’ll be days like this…” – Van Morrison

These mitts are for everyday wear. Super stretchy, cushy and easy on the eyes.


Increases and Decreases

No matter which class I’m teaching, I like to give my students a handout that covers increases and decreases and how to knit them. It is nice to have them listed all in one place.

I have labelled them as either right or left-leaning, which can be helpful in choosing the proper stitch, whenever your pattern doesn’t specify which increase or decrease to use.

So, here is the PDF for you. Enjoy!

Increases and Decreases

Teresa Legwarmers

Named these after my Aunt Teresa who is forever young. Also, I was a teenager in the ’80s and still think legwarmers are cool.


I suggest using double-points that are 7” or longer to comfortably accommodate the stitches over 3 DPNs.

The pattern is for one size but easily adjustable for height. You can take out or add length in any of the three sections. As long as you are consistent, it won’t present a problem. They are intended to hit at the top of the knee. But, that only matters in the sense that you want them to cling to your leg, and if they hit lower, they will be looser.



In Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the Entwives have sadly disappeared. Along with their husbands, the Ents, they were keepers of forests and gardens. These leafy mitts may remind you of them…


Lovely Lace Hat Pattern

This hat should fit an average woman’s head.  It also has a lot of stretch, so even those of us who have larger heads can wear it comfortably.  It’s a very easy lace pattern.  You are only working the pattern stitch on one out of four pattern rounds, so it offers good mindless knitting.

Lovely Lace Hat front view

Lovely Lace Hat