Rock Lobster Mittens

Since I've been working on my knitting book-in-progress I've been effectively forced to keep any and all new projects secret. As such, the SJK patterns haven't been flying as fast or as frequently as they used to, but I am hoping to change that - RIGHT NOW - with the help of some of my little crustacean buddies.

I have always, ALWAYS loved lobsters, and I find them impossibly adorable. And while there's something cruel and tragic about keeping them in tanks in grocery stores I always did love visiting them while doing the weekly shopping. I suspect I've annoyed and/or confused more than one seafood counter assistant in my time by talking to them (the lobsters, not the seafood counter assistants) in the middle of the store. Can you see where I'm going with this yet?

And so, Nice People, I give you a new (and salty) pattern - the Rock Lobster Mittens. I do hope you'll like them!

You can catch your own copy of the Rock Lobster Mittens here on Ravelry and here in my Etsy shop.*

You all remember the B-52's song by the same name, yes? I don't know how I ever would've gotten through high school without their debut record. Perhaps a wee refresher is in order? Followed by all the mitteny details that you're dying to know, of course?

Well, here you are:

Somebody went under a dock
and there they saw a rock
it wasn’t A ROCK

-‘Rock Lobster,’ The B-52s

Get out the beach towels and sunscreen, it’s time for the biggest beach-themed mitten this side of Frankie Avalon. Or grab the melted butter and plenty of paper towels, this could get messy…

Whatever your approach to everyone’s favourite crustacean these mittens - or fingerless mitts - are set to cause some motion in the ocean. Adorable lobsters cavort every which way over both the palm and back of hand. The perfect reminder of Summer and beach-ier times when you need it most.

Instructions are included in the pattern to produce both mittens and fingerless mitts.

Never knit colourwork before? Since these mittens only use one constrast colour these ones would be a great place to start!

Know a larger-claw’d lobster lover? These mitts are easily sized up by going up in yarn weight and needle size. Please note that in this case additional yardage may be required!

AND a note on yarn requirements: 2 balls of Knit Picks palette - one Main Colour (and one Contrast Colour - will give you one complete adult-sized pair of mittens (or fingerless mitts.) I used Finnley Heather as my Main Colour and Salsa Heather as my Contrast Colour in the sample mittens shown. As for what's next? Well I've recently watched Series 1-6 of Doctor Who and am currently enjoying Series 7. If you're into time travel and bow ties as I am you might be in for a couple of very pleasant surprises. Stay tuned.


*A MAJOR re-stock and update of my Etsy shop is currently in progress/on the way.


Patti Barrett said...

Keeping secrets is tough! I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll have going on in your book :)

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

Love the mittens! And I can't wait to hear more about your upcoming book. I'm off to visit your Etsy shop now!

Maryse said...

Did not know you were working on a book! Nice! Love your new pattern! Although it doesn't beat the Gnomes mittens that I still haven't knitted :( Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I am so hoping that some Dr. Who mittens are in the works, but I am loving these little lobsters!

Becky Holmes said...

Omg, have also recently fallen for the delicious Doctor(s) and cannot wait for that pattern! Love this one too. It goes well with your fish pattern!