Moonrise Mitts: pattern sampling

Photograph courtesy of Focus Features
Photograph by Niko Tavernise, Focus Features

I loved Wes Anderson’s latest movie, Moonrise Kingdom. It’s witty and innocent with so many incredible details: the soundtrack, the miniature sets and one eye-catching knit. I was hooked by the pair of mitts worn by Bob Balaban’s Narrator and used some screen grabs to draft a chart.

I’ll be experimenting with different yarn weights and sizes before sharing the pattern with you – Chris commissioned this first “pattern sampled” pair, which I knit in worsted weight Dream in Color Classy and Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair.

I took the photos at Lake on the Mountain – a beautiful provincial park if you’re ever in Prince Edward County. I have it on good authority that The Inn restaurant right beside the park is a tasty spot. We had packed a picnic so we’ll just have to make another trip sometime!


14 Replies to “Moonrise Mitts: pattern sampling”

  1. Great idea! I love Wes Anderson too – never miss seeing his movies in the theatre. I kept thinking that it would be a hoot to dress as the narrator for Halloween.

  2. Hi, Beautiful job on the gloves! Please! I really want to knit these! Would you please mail me a copy of the pattern when its ready ( or the chart) 🙂

  3. WOW, that is really amazing. I would LOVE a pair of these but have tried to knit and I’ve just not managed to pick it up 🙁 would anyone be interested in knitting me a pair for barter or $$? So impressive!

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