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Andy and I have pneumonia, the baby has bronchialitis, and Aidan got off the best with a week-long awful cold. Yuck! We’re all traveling down to Milwaukee for the week, and the car is ridiculously overloaded with medical supplies.

I won’t be checking my email very frequently this week, so if you want to buy the pattern for Bella’s Mittens you are better off using the instant download option via Ravelry. If you want to purchase it straight from me you may have to wait a few days for me to email it. If you don’t have a Ravelry account, I highly recommend one. (And what rock have you been living under?)

Bella’s Mittens Pattern $5 (Ravelry)

Wish us luck on the 5+ hour drive!!


Written by Milwaukee Knit Chick

December 22, 2008 at 2:09 pm

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Contest Winners!

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And the winners of a free copy of the Bella’s Mittens pattern are…..

Katherine of It All



I’ve already emailed you a copy of the pattern if you won, so please let me know if you don’t find it in your in-box.

I also wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments about the mittens! I’ve never designed anything before, and I’m sure I’ve made mistakes, but its really nice to hear how much you enjoy the pattern.

Also, as a general announcement, I have received many many many requests to knit a pair of these mittens and sell them. I’m a mother of two, and I work full-time. My youngest just turned 5 months old and is teething, so I’m lucky if I get a chance to eat dinner when I get home much less knit as much as I would like to. If you really really would like to commission a pair of mittens, I am charging $66 a pair.

$11 Yarn
$5 Shipping
$50 Knitting Fee
$66 Total

It takes me about a week to finish them, and if you live outside of the U.S., I will add on additional shipping charges. Contact me via email if you would like to order a pair.

That being said, if you love the mittens I encourage you to try knitting. It’s really a lot of fun! Nothing gives you incentive to learn something new as much as a project you really want to have. It can also be a great opportunity to bond with your mom, grandma, or friend who knits as they show you the ropes. If nothing else, maybe you can convince them to knit you a pair if you ask  nicely. 🙂

Written by Milwaukee Knit Chick

November 26, 2008 at 9:19 pm

New Pattern – Bella’s Mittens

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I lost a lot of sleep this week, but I managed to finish the pattern. I really like how the mittens turned out, and I think I’ll wear them to the movie when I go tomorrow. Hopefully the movie isn’t sold out in my town! Enjoy!

Bella’s Mittens

I fell in love with the mittens that Bella wears in the movie Twilight and had to have a pair of my own. The extra long mittens come almost to the elbow, and the intricate pattern looks impressive when finished. Anyone with basic knowledge of cables can knit these mittens, and they are a quick knit due to the bulky gauge. The result is a super dense material for even the coldest nights in Forks. Hot vampires not included.


3 skeins of Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted in gray (600 yards)

6mm/US 10 circular needles

5.5mm/US 9 circular needles

2 stitch markers

scrap yarn

tapestry needle


28stitches and 22 rows=4 inches stockinette

How to Buy

Pay for your copy of this pattern via Paypal and I will email you a PDF version of the pattern. If any errata are found I will automatically email you any pattern updates in the future. I hope to have it available to download on Ravelry soon.

Written by Milwaukee Knit Chick

November 20, 2008 at 10:17 pm