October Featured Pattern and Knit-Along: Pine Cone Gloves

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lright, it's time to pull out the knitted things! I've actually been wearing my hats and mittens now, as it's gotten down to 4 C in the evenings.  It's my usual feelings about the cold - I don't like the cold, but I love a reason to pull out all the knitted and crochet things!

And, to keep your hands warm in the cool fall evenings, the Pine Cone Gloves are 50% off for the month of  October!

someone wearing a knit glove done in fingering-weight blue yarn. The palm and cuff have a knit and purl texture
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

The Pine Cone Stitch pattern uses only knits and purls to create a fun, textured stitch that I instantly fell in love with!  So it seemed only natural to put these two ideas together to knit up a pair of lightweight gloves in fingering-weight yarn.

These gloves are knit in the round from the cuff up, with the thumb gusset increased in pattern. The fingers are  worked separately in the round, starting with the little finger, while the rest of the stitches for the fingers are placed on scrap yarn or a stitch holder. Once the fingers are finished, the thumb stitches are picked up from scrap yarn or a stitch holder, and then worked in the round.

This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.

The Sample was knit in two skeins of *Knit Picks Twill Fingering in "Patchwork Heather" and is shown in size XS.   

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or in my Web Shop, the discount is available on both platforms. 

Now, onto the Knit-Along!

For the month of October, any finished pair of gloves has a chance to win a Digital Copy of Nomadic Knits Issue Ten! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed gloves by October 31, 2022.  Please note that the gloves don't have to have been started in October, just finished in  October, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also enter to win by posting to the giveaway on FacebookInstagram, and, Discord, giving 4 chances to win in total!

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and #SarahDawnsDesignsOct2022 and/or share them to the Facebook Group or to the Discord! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (four possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Prize will be distributed by Ravelry coupon code or by e-mail, winner's choice of method. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.