Book Review: Hand-Picked Gloves & Mitts by Karen McKenna

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Hand-Picked Gloves and Mitts by Karen McKenna

Hand-Picked Gloves and Mitts by Karen McKenna
Published by Leisure Arts

Leisure Arts has just released a new booklet by Karen McKenna titled Hand-Picked Gloves and Mitts. The booklet is priced at only $9.99. Click the link above to order through amazon.

I suffer from a condition called Reynaud’s,  which means that my hands get quite cold whenever I’m in drafty conditions. You can frequently find me wearing fingerless mitts even in hot, humid southern summers when I’m in air-conditioned places other than my own home. I’m always on the lookout for fun new patterns.

Samples from Hand-Picked Mitts by Karen McKenna

Samples from Hand-Picked Mitts by Karen McKenna

I’m pleased to say that Karen’s new book does not disappoint! Have you ever found yourself looking at patterns and thinking: “I love the stitch used in that one, but I love the shaping of this other one, and I really like the trim in this pattern. I wish I could combine the best of each pattern, but I really don’t want to bother with trying to make them all work together.” Karen’s new book allows you to do just that!

Mittens

  1. Choose your basic style: regular or fingerless, with or without a flip top
  2. Choose one of eight different cuffs

Hand-Picked Gloves and Mitts by Karen McKenna

 

Gloves

  1. Choose your basic style: fingerless or regular with or without touch-screen slits on index fingers and thumbs
  2. Choose one of eight different cuffs

Hand-Picked Gloves and Mitts by Karen McKenna

 

Some cuffs are worked from the bottom up, while others are worked from the top down. Instructions for mittens are provided in sizes for toddler, child, or a medium to large adult using medium-weight yarn. Glove instructions are provided in sizes for a child or a medium to large adult using light-weight yarn.

Given that it’s hot and humid across much of the US right now, crocheting gloves and mittens might not be on your mind right now. However, if you get chilly in air conditioning or you want to get an early start on Christmas gifts, I suggest you pick up a copy of Hand-Picked Gloves and Mitts and get to work!

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