Designer de Crochet Andee Graves tem uma nova cartilha padrão Leisure Arts fora chamado Texting Mitts. É preenchido oito padrões diferentes para luvas sem dedos, que você pode usar para ficar elegante, warm and still able to use all of the texting devices that require your fingers to be free. Today I’ll tell you a little more about the book, let Andee tell you about in her own words through an interview I did with her and then you can enter below to win your own copy as part of the blog tour for this new publication.
About Texting Mitts
Texting mitts, also known as fingerless gloves or fingerless mitts, are easy to crochet and offer the opportunity to add both function and style to your wardrobe. Andee Graves has designed eight different versions, all made with super fine weight yarn, and they’ve been compiled into her first complete crochet pattern book. O livro, published by Leisure Arts, offers patterns for beginners as well as intermediate skill crocheters.
5 things I liked about this book when checking it out:
- Tem patterns for crochet fingerless gloves of various lengths, which I like because I don’t always want long gloves but sometimes I do!
- There is the opportunity to practice several different stitch techniques such as foundation single crochet, post stitches, working in only one loop, cluster stitches and crossed stitches.
- There are patterns for both single color and multi-color fingerless mitts. I appreciate this because I don’t like changing colors so I usually work single color patterns myself but I love looking at the colorwork other people do in their crochet.
- Every pattern is for fingerless gloves. This is obvious from my description of the book but I am saying it because I always like pattern books that show different variations of the same product because it shows just how many different things you can do in crochet just by making small changes.
- On a practical note, the different sizes of gloves in each pattern are printed in different colors so it is really easy to follow the pattern to make the size of texting mitts that you want. The layout in general is easy to read and follow. I should add for some of you other there that there that prefer visual instructions that there aren’t symbol charts in this book. (It doesn’t bother me since I don’t really use them anyway but just wanted you to know!) Contudo, you can find online tutorials as a bonus to this book, which will help if you’re a more visual pattern-follower.
Texting Mitts is available as an ebook and also as a print book. (Na verdade, you can win a printed copy from me today – details below!)
Interview with the Crochet Designer
Q: Você say in a post on your site:
“My first ever published design was a pair of fingerless mitts for Red Heart Yarn in October of 2009. So it is fitting that my first ever booklet would be fingerless mitts as well.”
Do you feel like you’ve come full circle in your crochet design because of this?
Andee Graves: It is sort of a full circle feeling. It is rather fun to have both firsts be in the same design category.
Q: What is it that you like about designing and crocheting fingerless mitts?
Andee Graves: My favorite thing about crocheting fingerless mitts or regular mittens is that they are such a quick project. That instant gratification aspect is very nice.
From a design standpoint they are a great project to experiment with shaping in stitch patterns and working in the round.
Q: I can totally understand the instant gratification pleasure of a project like fingerless mitts. I love projects that I can sit down and do in one long sitting while watching a movie or even sitting at a coffee shop. What are some of the most common problems that a beginner may run into when starting to crochet fingerless mitts for the first time?
Andee Graves: For mitts, like in my booklet, that are worked in the round it can be tricky for beginners to locate the first stitch of a round to join to. Eu geralmente ensinar os iniciantes a usar um marcador de pontos em seu primeiro ponto de torná-lo fácil de detectar.
Q: Isso é definitivamente inteligente. Eu sou um crocheter experiente e de vez em quando eu ainda me pego ingressar na rodada errado em um projeto.
Todos os padrões de crochet neste novo livro, exceto por um são trabalhados cuff-up. Para aqueles que não sabem, você pode explicar um pouco sobre o manguito até vs. punho para baixo escolha de design quando se trata de suas luvas sem dedos?
Andee Graves: Cuff se refere ao trabalho a luva de começar com uma base na borda inferior do manguito e seguir para a parte superior da palma. Cuff para baixo normalmente se refere ao trabalho a luva em 2 Peças com uma base situada no vinco do pulso. Há também dedos-down – que começa com uma base, na parte superior da palma da mão e funciona para baixo para o bordo inferior do manguito.
Q: Os padrões neste livro foram todos concebidos com fios de peso super fino. Quais são os prós e contras de usar um fio leve para luvas sem dedos?
Andee Graves: A maior profissional para trabalhar com fios de peso super fino é o tecido criado não é super volumosos. Trabalhando com fio leve também permite a modelagem mais detalhada e opções padrão de ponto. Claro que leva a um engodo, o que é que é preciso muito mais pontos para criar a luva acabado.
Q: Você menciona que existem benefícios para a saúde física a usar luvas sem dedos; você pode explicar o que são esses?
Andee Graves: A melhor prevenção para todos os ferimentos das atividades é manter os músculos quentes. That is why you see athletes of all types dressed in warm-up gear and stretching during competitions. Fingerless mitts allow for your hands to have normal grip function while the muscles of the hand and wrist stay warm.
There is also benefit to having gentle compression around the wrist to support the movement of the tendons that operate our fingers.
Q: Thanks Andee! That makes a lot of sense and gives us a practical reason to enjoy making the pattern in the book (although of course the cute style of them and fun of crocheting them are enough excuse for most of us!)
Crochet Pattern Giveaway! (Como Participar)
Leisure Arts generously offered a giveaway copy of this new book that you can enter to win now!
To enter you need to do one of the following things:
- Pin any or all of the images in this post to Pinterest. Tag me (on Pinterest here) and also leave a comment on this post letting me know your Pinterest handle. Bonus entries: I will give you one extra entry for each picture on this post that you pin so pin them all to get the max entries!
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This giveaway is open to people with a U.S. endereço (desculpe, shipping costs are getting so high these days!) Entries will be accepted through Thursday, February 14th at midnight PST. O vencedor, selected randomly, will be announced on the blog this weekend.
Crochet Book Blog Tour
Texting Mitts is on its blog tour right now. This post that you’re reading is the second stop on the tour.
The other stops on the tour are:
- Susan Lowman, O Arquiteto Crochet
- Jocelyn Sass of Bonito Crochet chat
- Lindsay Stephens of Poesia em Fios
- Karen Whooley of KRW Malhas Estúdio
- Ellen Gormley of Ir Crochet
- Julia of Crochet Aberrante
You can follow all of the stops here on Andee’s blog.
All photos courtesy of Leisure Arts Publishing