Friday, February 19, 2016

500th Blog Post: "Mr. Cratchit's Convertible Mitts" Pattern Kit Give-aways!

I am so excited to announce on my 500th blog post the re-release of one of my favorite designs! It's been renamed "Mr. Cratchit's Convertible Mitts." It's warm, snuggly and so functional! I have re-written the entire pattern to include more tips, charts and have written it in a way that is more useable for dpn-users or those who prefer the Magic Loop Method.

This pattern is a play on the charatcter Bob Cratchit from the Christmas Carol, who I believe would have worn fingerless mitts such as these in the dead of winter.
Pattern allows for those using dpns or working the Magic Loop (1-at-a-time or 2-at-a-time) users.
Winter calls for warm & snuggly knits. You can be bundled from your head to your toes, but it’s not always practical to cover your frosty finger- tips. Bah hum-bug! That’s why these convertible fingerless mitts are the perfect knit for the chilly seasons, for the times when you absolutely need to expose your fingers-tips, and for the times when you can just leave your fingers bundled under the warm woolen mitten flaps.

Difficulty Level: the early advanced knitter

Skills Needed: working in the rd, picking up sts, grafting sts, making an I-cord

Click here to read more pattern and materials information.



To celebrate my 500th post here on my blog, I am generously giving away not one, but TWO kits to this project! In light of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday coming up March 17th, the skeins will be tones of green and white.

Kit includes: 
1 card (with coupon code) for a free download of the pattern
 1 skein of KUAS merino wool blend fingering-weight yarn in a St. Patty's Day inspired color
2 complimentary buttons (and some thread)
 8 pieces of scrap yarn
 3 KUAS stitch markers


First winner will receive:

Second winner will receive:

Winners are selected at random on 2/25/16 between 7pm-8pm CT.  
Winners will be announced on this blog. 
Contest ends at 7pm 2/25. 
If you have won, email me (knittingupastorm AT gmail DOT com) with your name and address. 
Winners must claim their prizes by 2/29/16, or the following runner-up(s) will be given the unclaimed prize.


How to win:
You must comment on THIS BLOG POST in the comment section to gain an entry into the give-away. Tell me your favorite way to celebrate St. Patricks' Day (tell me any unique things about how you celebrate--recipes, where you go, etc.) Make sure your comment is not anonymous.

If you would like one extra entry into the random drawing, go onto my KUAS Facebook Group Page and LIKE and SHARE the "500th Blog Post Give-Away" post I made there. I will go through those names and add them to the entry list before drawing the two winners.


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May the odds be ever in your favor, and THANK YOU for reading my blog and keeping up with my knitting adventures! 
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