Welcome to the Khamusak Lup Mitts KAL!
The KAL begins March 15, 2024
Fingerless mitts are a winter essential, and these have a little extra bling… beads! Beads add a touch of fun and personality to any knitting project. They can be used to create simple designs or intricate patterns. Learn how to add beads to your knitting in this quick and practical project.
In this KAL you will learn how to:
- Knit in the round – one at a time or two at a time
- Read a knitting chart
- Knit cables – with or without a cable needle
- Add beads to your knit garments
- Make increases and decreases
- Put stitches on hold and pick them up later
- Attach a new yarn in the middle of your project
- Knit thumbs
- Cast on and bind off in the round without “jogs” for a more professional finish
Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off prior to starting this KAL.
- Khamusak Lup Mitts pattern – (click here to download the free pattern)
- One 100 gram skein of light worsted weight yarn. We recommend Malabrigo Rios. Choose a solid or semi-solid color so that the cables and beads stand out.
- Size US 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed needles or 32” or longer circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
- Cable needle
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
- Superfloss (recommended) or a crochet hook small enough to fit the tip through your beads
- Size 6/0 seed beads (at least 86 of them). Most knitters prefer Miyuki beads because the holes are consistently sized and smooth – they won’t snag your yarn like some craft store brands.
This pattern is unique because it includes a page of links to helpful tutorials. It also includes an appendix showing how to:
- Add beads using SuperFloss
- Do the thumb gusset increases
- Pick up stitches to complete the thumb
- Use a 3-ring marker to keep track of gusset increases
Instructions are given in written and chart formats.
You might be wondering why you need the Knit Along Club lessons for this pattern when the designer has provided so much helpful info. There are a few reasons:
- The pattern is written specifically for using 4 DPNs, but it is a bit confusing – especially if you are not used to using DPNs. Our Knit Along Club lessons will explain the DPN instructions and how to “translate” them to using circular needles rather than DPNs.
- Our lessons follow the pattern step-by-step. That means you can read/watch our lessons in a logical order as you work through the pattern. We’re with you every step of the way!
- Every instructor has a different style of teaching and typically only teaches one style of knitting – either English or Continental. Most of the Knit Along Club videos show how to do the technique in both the English and Continental methods.
For your convenience, we have available for sale the yarn and pattern you need for this KAL. Save time and support our small business by purchasing what you need here. Click on the item name to see more details and larger photos.
If you do not need your yarn immediately, we are happy to special order whatever color you like! Just call or text (423) 218-2238 or email email@example.com, and we’ll help you find the perfect yarn!
|Clover Locking Stitch Markers
These durable Clover locking stitch markers are the most versatile stitch markers. You can use them on your knitting needles or pin them to your fabric to keep track of your stitches and progress.
|Clover Soft Stitch Ring Markers
These flexible Clover soft stitch ring markers are pliable and easy on your hands. The package includes 10 small and 20 large stitch markers. The small stitch markers fit needle sizes 0 to 5 and the large stitch markers fit needle sizes 5 to 11.
Malabrigo Rios is a hand dyed 4-ply worsted weight yarn that is luxuriously soft. 100% superwash merino wool; 100 grams / 210 yards
Hover over any color to see the color name; click any color to see a larger sample at left.
|Shalimar Paulie Worsted
Paulie Worsted is 4-ply superwash Merino, Camel, Cashmere and Silk blend. This unique blend of fibers creates a yarn that is the ultimate luxury to work with. 100 grams / 200 yards
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Create Your Project on Ravelry
Learn why Ravelry is a great place to record your project information & how to post your projects to Ravelry
Which Needles to Use
Double pointed needles (DPNs) or circular needles
How to knit in the round with the Magic Loop Method
General Tips to Improve Your Knitting
Using stitch markers
How to use a lifeline
Considerations when knitting with hand dyed yarns