I'm happy to say that my Oak Grove pattern is now available for purchase.
In the area I live, I am surrounded by oak trees at every turn. In fact, the house I grew up in has an oak tree grove in the front and back of it. I spent many hours of my childhood collecting acorns, leaves and moss while playing outside.
The above picture was taken against the very old oak right in front of my parents house.
Considering my history with oak trees, and my obvious love for knitted leaves, this seemed like a perfect pairing. I love the texture of these mitts. How the leaf is embossed looking, as though it is sitting on top of the knitted fabric. Its very simple yet striking.
As you can see, the pattern is shown in 2 different yarns and versions. There is the brown fingerless mitt version knit up in Becoming Art Cielo Sport in the Sunlit Amber colorway.
Its such a rich cozy color. I just love it.
If you love it too, you can order kits for Oak Grove through the Becoming Art website here.
The green fingerless glove version is knit from The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! yarn in the color Gladiator Katydid. What a spectacularly soft yarn this was to work with. And this color is also divine.
It is hard to pick a favorite for sure.
The fingerless glove version is not hard to knit, but definitely takes more concentration. Beginners would probably enjoy knitting up the fingerless mitt version the best. Its quicker and easier.
Here is the pattern information for those of you who are interested in knitting up some Oak Grove mitts of your very own:
(Note: For smaller hands and wrists go down a needle size for a tighter fit.)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width: 7”/ 18 cm around
Length: 7”/ 18 cm (fingerless mitt version) 6.5”/ 16.5 cm (fingerless glove version)
Brown Mitt Version: Becoming Art Cielo Sport 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 256 yd/234m per 4oz skein; color: Sunlit Amber; 1 skein or approx 150 yds/137 m of a sport weight wool or wool blend.
Green Glove Version: The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! 70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% nylon; 412 yd/376m per 4oz skein; color: Gladiator Katydid; 1 skein or approx 150 yds/137 m of a sport weight wool or wool blend.
Alternate Yarns: Madelinetosh Pashmina, Classic Elite Fresco, Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light
1# set of US3/3.25mm double pointed needles
2 Stitch holders
Pattern now available in French! Click here for the French translation.