I've been very bad about paying attention to the various online sources for new knitting designs and I was unaware that the new collection of Twist Collective was up until I saw this gorgeous sweater that Linda posted on Stitcher's Guild. When I saw this I was in NYC and I just could not focus on my knitting projects, either actual (I had two with me) or virtual so I knew that I would need to spend some time with the new issue when I got home.
Needless to say I still love this pattern and it has made it to my shopping cart and onto my computer.
I love this one, also, although truthfully I cannot tell you if I actually love the design without any consideration of the colors used by the designer. Obviously these are my colors, and I want this sweater just as it is; well I want it knitted for me. And I think I would like it just as much in different colors, but I might go out of my way to make just as illustrated.
Those are the only two sweaters that caught my fancy although there are some mittens as well. I am increasingly attracted to mittens but I haven't made the leap to actually knitting them yet so I am a little cautious about stockpiling a bunch of mitten patterns.
I love the cable and texture of Véronik Avery's mitten pattern and I am intrigued by the idea of double mittens. I wonder if they work to keep the hands warmer. They might. I have been known to double my mittens and gloves in the winter time as my hands are always cold and not much works. I've tried almost everything. I do know that thinsulate liners don't help keep the heat in if the hands are cold to begin with. The closest I have come to warm hands is by wearing two pairs of gloves or mittens, well with the exception of a pair of neoprene gloves I had once, now unfortunately worn out, as they were the only gloves that kept my hands warm.
So I am very intrigued by these doubled mittens that are meant to be worn together. They are certainly worth a try.