Introducing… my first pattern! Huzzah!

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Stockinette rib on a field of reverse-stockinette mimics the appearance of exposed seams for the deconstructed look of these modern mitts. Worked inside-out for a pleasant and streamlined project. Unisex style in three sizes with two cuff-length options.

Yes, that’s right. Courage is unisex.

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(Man had just come down from Ladder, naturally.) My project pages are here and here.

Back to the lady version…

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I learned so much in the process of working out this design. I can’t even remember everything I learned.

pattern: Courage, by Elizabeth Davis (me!)

size: M for me / L for him

yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK / Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

colorway: French Grey / Meteorite

needles: sz 6

I learned: To bring something into being from your imagination takes courage. To unravel, rethink, and rework, in knitting and in life, takes profound courage. To share something with the world that you’ve made yourself takes another kind of courage. (I know it takes courage, because it makes me pretty nervous!) Hence the name of my first design, Courage.

Also they look a bit like armor, which should grant the wearer a bit of—you guessed it—Courage.

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These would make a really excellent gift. Give him the gift of Courage.

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Cats like them a lot.

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 And oh, they look really good with my new baby pumpkin! (that I grew myself OMG how did that happen???)

The pattern is available for download through Ravelry, but you can also download it directly. Please let me know if you find any mistakes, since it’s my first pattern. If you can’t tell, I’m really excited about these. Thanks for sharing this special moment with me. :)

2 Comments on Courage

  1. paloma teocally
    October 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you, these are beautiful.I’m working on a pair of these for my boyfriend. It’s the first item I make for a male, and he wasn’t my boyfriend when he picked them out of at least 10 other desings. It’s taking courage to use DPNS for the first time.

    • Elizabeth
      October 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you for letting me know. Good luck with the DPN’s (and the BF ;-)


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