The Design Concept Of The Grove Mittens: A Classic Cable-Knit Mitts Design
When designing The Grove Mittens knitting pattern, I simply wanted to make a pair of cable-knit mittens that look really classic and sophisticated, with a classic ribbed cuff and sleek cable design. I knew I wanted to design the cables to be smaller than the usual cables I knit into my mittens designs, so after numerous sketches and testing, I finally got The Grove Mittens exactly how I wanted them! I designed the classic ribbed cuff to flow effortlessly upward to meet up with the cables, and I think that attention to detail makes a big difference. I designed one larger center cable that has a woven-like texture and appearance to it, and is flanked by two smaller cables that have a rope-like appearance. The rest of the mittens are covered in classic stockinette stitch, which makes these mittens so timeless.
Overall, I think this is probably my favorite mittens I've designed to date, and I think they look so nice and classy. I have plans in the future on expanding the sizes of the pattern to include men's sizes as well. As with all Darling Jadore patterns, they are "live", meaning they are regularly being updated with notice given to our customers. So if and when I do update the pattern to include men's sizes, all customers will receive notice and they can simply re-download the pattern (for free) with the new updated pattern.
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The Details of The Grove Mittens Knitting Pattern: Classic Cables
The Grove Mittens knitting pattern allows you to knit the loveliest pair of mittens from the bottom-up on double-pointed knitting needles. This knitting pattern equips you with highly-detailed written instructions, an extensive photo tutorial, a stitch glossary explaining how to work all the important stitches, links to helpful video tutorials (yes, there are even links to the cable work so you can watch clear and concise videos of how to work the cables if you need visual assistance too!) and information, a schematic with precise measurements, and more. I always try to include all the details within a knitting pattern or crochet pattern to make it as easy and helpful as possible to the knitter or crocheter. So with The Grove Mittens knitting pattern (and all our knitting patterns and crochet patterns actually), it is loaded with helpful tips and tricks to help you along the way.
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Materials Required For The Grove Mittens Knitting Pattern
To follow the knitting pattern for The Grove Mittens, you will need four U.S. Size 8 (5.0mm) double-pointed knitting needles (here and here), and approximately 90 yards of medium/worsted-weight (category 4) yarn (similar here and here), a cable needle or cable hook, scissors, and a tapestry needle. Other notions recommended but not required for this knitting pattern include a row counter and a stitch marker.
As with all Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns, all the specific materials (including the brands, etc) are located and linked to within the PDF so you can make the exact mittens photographed.
Can I Knit The Grove Mittens? What's The Skill Level Of This Knitting Pattern?
I designed The Grove Mittens knitting pattern to be suitable for intermediate knitters looking for a fun and engaging knitting project to make a super classic, sophisticated pair of mittens. The mittens are seamlessly knitted in the round on double-pointed needles bottom-up, and there is some cablework involved. The cablework is very easy to follow, and the knitting pattern even equips you with a stitch glossary plus links to videos that clearly demonstrate how to work the cables for reference. I know the center cable and the two cables that are flanking it look complex, but honestly it's not at all. And not only are you equipped with a stitch glossary that explains how all the important stitches are worked, including the cables, but there's also links to video tutorials for the cables in case you prefer visually seeing it. Two of my test-knitters actually told me they were surprised by how simple the cable work turned out to be, and how quickly they knit up.
Aside from the front cablework, the rest of the mittens are knitted in classic stockinette stitches, which are easy and meditative to knit, and are lovely to break up the cable design. There are also links within the knitting pattern to helpful content and video tutorials for reference if you ever get stuck. Overall, these mittens work up really quickly and are extremely fun to make (in my personal opinion) because they keep you engaged with cables that are fun to make but nothing extensive or difficult. I've already knitted four pair for holiday gifts, and each time I've made one, it's been a relaxing and soothing project without any complicated stitches.
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Reselling From Darling Jadore Knitting Patterns: Can I Sell My Finished Grove Mittens?
Yes, of course! All finished items made from Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns may be sold, so long as clear credit has been given to Darling Jadore™ on your website and/or social media account (if shown and sold there). I love when customers tell me they buy our knit and crochet patterns for "market prep", meaning that they will make a lot of the items in bulk and eventually sell them in fall and winter markets and festivals , or in their Etsy shop, etc. I love seeing your finished items, but kindly ask that you give pattern design credit to Darling Jadore. If you're interested in stocking up your Etsy shop or doing market prep, you might want to check out these fan-favorite patterns: The Cappuccino Mitts, The Avalon Hat, and The Haze Scarf.
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