Kelley's great-niece, Mischa, loves and cherishes the hand knits she receives. Kelley designed these mittens and leg warmers just for Mischa, but they're sized for any young child. Kelley wanted a set that is machine washable and sturdy for our rambunctious youngsters as they enjoy the snow this winter. Both knitting patterns are free for you to enjoy!

Photo of a set of matching knit purple leg warmers and mittens

Free Mittens Pattern

Free Leg Warmers Pattern

 

These mittens & leg warmers are knit using the magic loop method for 2 @ a time in the round. These can be knit in a few evenings while you watch a movie or visit with friends. They are easy yet effective!

You'll need US2 and US5 circular needles with a cable length of at least 40" to knit these two-at-a-time with magic loop. Kelley used Berroco Vintage DK in color #21176 Fuschia to knit this set, but you can also substitute our brand new light worsted superwash merino

Brand New Superwash Merino Yarn from Coeur d'Alene Yarns

Photo of eight different balls of colorful superwash merino light worsted yarn by Coeur d'Alene Yarns.

We're excited to announce our newest line of yarn, Superwash Merino Light Worsted! As you probably know, Kelley tests every yarn we carry and extensively tests new additions to our in-house line, Coeur d'Alene Yarns.

Quality is very important to us, and we can confidently say this is one of the best superwash merino yarns on the market. It has a gorgeous light halo, and is probably the softest superwash yarn we've ever had on our needles. It knits up effortlessly and comes in several gorgeous jewel tones. We can't wait to see what you knit up with it! 

Meg Bateman
Meg Bateman



Also in Alpaca Direct Blog

Comparing Three Popular Knitting Bind-Offs
Comparing Three Popular Knitting Bind-Offs

by Meg Bateman May 01, 2021 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley wrapped up work on her Pengweeno Baby Jacket and thought she would share three different knit bind-offs for you to consider for your future projects! She compared the i-cord bind off, Icelandic bind-off, and Jenny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO.)
Read More
Knitting Welts & Weaving in Ends on the Pengweeno Jacket
Knitting Welts & Weaving in Ends on the Pengweeno Jacket

by Meg Bateman April 16, 2021 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley's latest project is the Pengweeno Baby Jacket by Stephen West. This pattern is great for using up scraps of yarn! Kelley is using up her scraps of Hikoo Sueño DK. This baby jacket has knitted welts for a fun texture and it's a great project for practicing weaving in ends. In this week's video, Kelley shows how to make the knitted welts.
Read More
Quick & Easy Chunky Slippers for Gifts!
Quick & Easy Chunky Slippers for Gifts!

by Meg Bateman March 26, 2021 1 min read 0 Comments

One very popular knitted gift is the Grandma's Slippers pattern, and Kelley found ways to improve upon it! Mrs. Hupps' Slippers is a free pattern by Kelley that uses Judy's Magic Cast-On to make her variation a breeze to knit.
Read More