In Knitty!

When I re-learned how to knit as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia I would go to the seedy smoke filled internet cafes a few times a week. I would spend half of my time catching up on emails, and the other half looking at knitting patterns and saving them to my flash drive. One of my favorite sources–Knitty. Fast forward a few years to when I started designing–I couldn’t imagine ever having my patterns published, seeing my name in print, or on the digital pages of Knitty.

I’ve seen my sweater on the cover of a magazine, seen my face inside another, and now I can finally join the ranks of so many talented designers as a Knitty designer! This was on my personal knitting goals list, and I don’t know if I can express just how good it feels to check it off the list!

Enough about me, here’s my first Knitty pattern, the Connectivity Gloves. A pattern that I love, find quite practical, and made with two truly amazing yarns: The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted and Feel Good Yarn Company SilverSpun. You can read about my inspiration for the pattern on Knitty, so let me instead tell you about these photos!

Connectivity Gloves by Mari Knits

Back in May I went to TNNA. As part of my day job at Stitchcraft Marketing I worked with Caro Sheridan and we did a photo shoot for the Simply Silver pattern collection that came out this summer, and I also wanted to photograph these gloves–the catch was that I had a men’s version too, and we didn’t have a male model. So, I walked the floor at TNNA a bit, and I met Seth at the KFI booth. I walked up to Seth and bluntly asked, “Hey, would you want to be in a photo with me for a knitting pattern?” Seth, (not knowing what he was getting into, said “Sure! When?” So I asked Seth to bring a couple of clothing options (because if I’m going to rope a complete stranger into doing me a favor I might as well be demanding too, right?!) and we went out into the beautiful spring day and did our best to make it look cold.

Connectivity Gloves by Mari Knits

A huge thanks to everyone who helped this pattern come to fruition!


Kits for the Connectivity Gloves are available here from Feel Good Yarn Company! You can get your skein of SilverSpun and Canopy Worsted and get set to make gloves that will WORK WITH YOUR SMART PHONE!!



Feel Good Yarn Company is also hosting a giveaway for the Connectivity Gloves Kit! Click here to enter for your chance to win a kit! A winner will be chosen September 30, 2014.


I hope that you’ll enjoy this pattern, and if you knit them, please share the photos! Seeing how other people knit and interpret my patterns is really exciting, and I would LOVE to see all your photos. Join my Ravelry group and show them off!


6 Responses

  1. Jennifer
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    How exciting–congratulations!!! I was already into these when you were knitting them, so I’ll certainly be making a pair. 🙂

  2. Jenny
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    I found your blog having seen the gloves on Knitty. They are really lovely, and I particularly like the pink colour too. It gets to around freezing sometimes in winter here (Ireland) and so many patterns on Ravelry are mittens without fingers, so I love that with these I can have the best of both worlds.

    • Mari
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      Well if you knit your own pair I hope you’ll share some photos! I think the flip-up should be great for super cold Ireland–you can have two layers of knitting on your fingers!

  3. Nikki
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    I really love these. My fingers are always cold and I like the double layer look without the bulky feel.

  4. Addie Calvitt
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    Congratulations! These gloves look really neat!

  5. BeccaH/nutmegknitter
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    Congrats on getting in Knitty! Looks like a great pattern 🙂

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