Introducing: BASKE


Hello Friends!

I wanted to introduce to you my latest design. I call it Baske. I was inspired by a gorgeous gold and white coverlet that I saw in a catalog. I kept staring at the pattern, knowing that there was a great knitting garment in it… when finally it came to me! A fleur de lis pattern!

And so… I present Baske… an awesome new mitten pattern that I hope you love as much as I do. Here’s a photo of the back and the tab thumb:


Elizabeth Zimmerman says that May is the perfect month for knitting winter mittens. When you finish them this time of year, they’re all set for you once the weather turns! Clearly she’s a genius because lately, I am all about the mittens!


The details:

Needles: US 3
Pattern: BASKE (By me!)
Yarn: Cascade 220 or similar weight yarn (I hand-dyed my gold)
Sizes: Available in Small, Medium and Large (7.75, 8.75, 10 inches)
Cost: $6.00
Available via:

Ravelry: or without: buy now

Anyway… Thank you all for being patient with the teasing posts. I hope it was worth it! I’ve worked really hard on this pattern and I’m really, really thrilled with the results. Each size has it’s own chart (you do not change size via gauge) and each size has been test knit.


14 Responses to “Introducing: BASKE”

  1. 1 Lawanna May 5, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Fantastic Job! That is gorgeous! Congrats!

  2. 2 Emilee May 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Those are beautiful!

  3. 3 Kalani May 5, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    And you are rightly proud because these are even cuter in person than they are in the photos (and the photos are pretty damn fantastic, what with the tres-Francais cork-board backdrop!).

  4. 4 mel May 6, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Gorgeous Nicole!!! Great job (and so fast too!!)

  5. 5 Ruth May 6, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Beautiful work, Nicole! And the cork background is perfect.

  6. 6 orata May 6, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Yay, they look great! Love the corkboard photoshoot.

  7. 7 lolly May 6, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Beautiful Baske! (and I too love the corkboard background!)

  8. 8 chemgrrl May 6, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Oh yeah, well I HATE the corkboard background! I think it SUCKS.

    Not really, I’m just feeling ornery. Aren’t I just the biggest butthead? It’s very nice and French and cute. As are the mittens, but I said that already. I suppose it doesn’t hurt to say it twice, though. They’re cute! They’re cute! I heart them! I heart them! Is this annoying? Is this annoying? So sorry! So sorry!


  9. 9 Mrs MJW May 6, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Those are really great. I love the colors…so unlike what everyone else I see is doing. Nice work.

  10. 10 Jennifer May 7, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Beautiful design! It looks great as mittens.

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