Winter Tunes: Project Pitchfork, “Terra Incognita”

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Fresh air, twinkling white lights on snow-covered branches, stars in the sky. Glassy synths shimmer like icy crystal as ghostly choral samples loop in the background. A perfect soundtrack for a cold winter’s night – with a little emotion added to melt your cold, cold heart.

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Things We Like: “Wait in the Car”

Colors! Layers! Bricks!

The Breeders are back with a new 7″ single and a super-saturated new video by former Vaughn Oliver associate Chris Bigg. Oliver and Bigg are, of course, praised for their cover art and design expertise on so many 4AD projects including every single Pixies release. This video is right up there with the best of them.

You’re going to need to watch this one full-screen.

Knits: Graph Paper Mitts Pattern

 

These light fingerless gloves use worsted and fingering weight yarn together in a two-color slipped stitch pattern reminiscent of graph paper.

These fingerless mitts knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Slipped stitches

Size: Adult
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 7 in (17.75 cm), Flat width: 3 in (7.6 cm) – 1 in larger in thumb gusset area.

Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended.
Tapestry needle.

Yarn: Approx 65 yds (60 m) each of worsted and fingering weight yarn (This pattern can also be knit with Aran and Sport weight for a heavier fabric glove.)

 

You can buy the pattern here:
Available on Etsy for $3.50
Available on Craftsy for $3.50

Knit Pattern: Rhombic Mitts

It’s fingerless glove knitting season again! The Cherokee Heights Arts Festival is coming up in November and I’m working on creating a new collection of the most popular item: fingerless gloves. Glove production is also my pattern design workshop where I work up new patterns, test them out a few times, write them down, and then test knit them with the yarn I think works best and photographs well. First up this season is Rhombic Mitts. I enjoyed the Ironwork Mitts from last year so much, I decided to do a new variation on the theme.

You can buy the pattern here:
Available on Etsy for $3.50
Available on Craftsy for $3.50

The Details:
These fingerless mitts knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Twisted stitches
• Cable stitches

Size: Adult
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 6.5 in (16.5 cm), Flat width: 3 in (7.6 cm) – larger in thumb gusset area.

Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended. Cable needle.
Stitch marker and stitch counter optional.

Yarn: Worsted Weight, approx 95 yds (87 m)