Dear readers, I am thrilled to let you know that Frank is now available for purchase for a mere $1.99 right on over here through Knit Picks as part of their Independent Designer Program. I've also got it on ravelry here, but please note that for the time being it is only available for purchase on the Knit Picks site! It calls for two balls of Palette, their wonderfully lofty and wooly fingering weight yarn, which means this *could* be a $6 project.
Here is my description of the pattern and a little info on the specs:
Frank is a pair of architecturally inspired mittens with a stranded colorwork design. The Latvian braid at the cuff and the gusseted thumb make for a snug yet flexible fit. The fingering weight wool makes the mitts deceptively thin: The density of the stranding will keep out the cold!
knitting in the round, knitting with two colors, Latvian braid, reading a chart, increasing, backward-loop cast on, decreasing, Kitchener stitch.
Thumb top length: 2.25”
2 stitch markers, stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
Oh, and a story about the name! These mittens are called Frank because they are somewhat distantly Frank Lloyd Wright inspired. My husband and I live in a college neighborhood (being graduate students and all...) and while walking on our campus right before graduation we noticed these strange lit up columns that had suddenly appeared in front of our gym. They didn't really seem to serve a purpose besides making the place look more arty for graduation, but that had this really great geometric design of circles and squares running up the sides. We remarked that they were somewhat Frank Lloyd Wright-y and looked really nice, but for whatever reason I couldn't get the circles and squares out of my head. A few days later I drew up a chart, sent my idea off to Stacey at Knit Picks, and ta-da! Frank was born.
Enjoy, and as always please feel free to email me with comments/questions/concerns!