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On the first day of Christmas, Tin Can Knits gave to me…

December 14, 2015

On the first day of Christmas, Tin Can Knits gave to me,

cabled mittens for under the tree!

Antler Mittens by Tin Can Knits

The Antler Mittens are the first of 12 featured patterns from Tin Can Knits this Christmas! Each design is free for 24 hours only!

That’s right, it is time for the annual TCK 12 days of Christmas. What are we doing this year? Free patterns! Starting today, December 14th, and ending on December 25th we are giving away 1 pattern each day, completely free for 24 hours only!

Tin Can Knits 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas Details:

  • the patterns are accessories (no we won’t tell you which ones!), each will be free for 24 hours only (you snooze you lose!)from midnight to midnight PST
  • You do not need a promo code, if you add the featured pattern to your cart via our website or Ravelry during the 24 hour sale period it will be free!
  • Confused?  See the FAQ.
  • Tell your friends! Why keep this a secret? Share with us when you cast on with the hashtag #tck12daysofchristmas

Take advantage of this sweet holiday treat!

Visit the blog (or check in on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) to learn which is the free pattern of the day. This is the perfect moment to get a TCK pattern for a last minute gift, new year knitting plans, or whenever that perfect skein comes along!

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Speaking of the perfect skein, our first featured pattern is the Antler Mittens. There is still time to cast on for a last minute gift or to keep your own hands snuggly. These cabled lovelies are perfect for guys or gals, big or little, for anyone on your list.


Antler Mittens by Tin Can KnitsAntler Mitten Project Details:

Pattern: Antler Mittens
Yarn: 70 (80, 120, 150, 200) yds aran / chunky weight yarn (shown in Madelinetosh Chunky in ‘fog’ and ‘robin red breast’)
Needles: US#6 / 4mm & US#8 / 5mm (or as required to meet gauge)
Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rounds / 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles
Helpful Tutorials: how to cable, let’s knit a mitten

So tell us, are you knitting up a list this year? Or are you taking it easy? What is your perfect gift knit?

More mittens from TCK:

92 Comments leave one →
  1. December 19, 2015 12:36 am

    I’d love these patterns as I want to make stuff for myself for a change. Haven’t been able to get them as landline has been down

  2. Jennifer permalink
    December 18, 2015 7:51 am

    Oooh!!! So wish I knew about this earlier. Would’ve love these and the sea inspired socks. Ahhhhh. Will keep my eyes peeled for the rest of the days!

  3. Caknittian permalink
    December 17, 2015 3:57 pm

    These are a fun quick knit. One more Christmas present complete! Thank you

  4. Coco permalink
    December 15, 2015 4:43 pm

    i missed the free mittens pattern yesterday and wondering if I could still get it. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

    • December 16, 2015 12:17 am

      Nope, it’s 24 hours only! but there’s still quite a few to come! All the details are in the FAQ

    • ElizabethD permalink
      December 21, 2015 7:02 am

      And you can still buy the pattern — I missed the free day, too, but think I will be buying it soon for my midwinter knitting.

  5. IngridK permalink
    December 14, 2015 10:33 pm

    Love your 12 days of Christmas, love your patterns… thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

  6. December 14, 2015 9:33 pm

    I will be making these!

  7. Debra P. permalink
    December 14, 2015 9:29 pm

    Thank you!

  8. Nicole permalink
    December 14, 2015 7:26 pm

    Thank you so much! This is so awesome of you gals!

  9. Diane permalink
    December 14, 2015 6:10 pm

    Thank you do much for your generosity!

  10. Chris permalink
    December 14, 2015 3:48 pm

    thanks I will give them a try

  11. Kathleen permalink
    December 14, 2015 3:09 pm

    What a generous gift. Thank you so much. They are absolutely lovely. Every time I look at your patterns I’m in awe of your talent.

  12. Karen permalink
    December 14, 2015 2:47 pm

    Lovely surprise! Thank you so much!

  13. jhweis permalink
    December 14, 2015 1:54 pm

    wow, how generous! thank you!

  14. Ellen O'Dell permalink
    December 14, 2015 1:12 pm

    Merry Christmas:

    Have a Happy Holidays and
    thank you so much for this great gift of free patterns when so many of us have no spare money this time of year but we still have gifts we need to make and give.


    Thanks so much,
    Ellen O’Dell

  15. December 14, 2015 12:48 pm

    thank you for the 12 days of Christmas gifts – that is so special – love the Antler mittens. I have done the Antler hat – my DH loves it. hope you have a wonderful holiday season – Mel

  16. J. Harmon permalink
    December 14, 2015 12:38 pm

    Thank you for your generosity!

  17. Lindsey permalink
    December 14, 2015 12:38 pm

    This is so awesome!! What a great surprise for a terrible Monday :) Merry Christmas!

  18. smonakey permalink
    December 14, 2015 12:34 pm

    Have & love many of your patterns, guys! Thank you so much for this one.

  19. December 14, 2015 12:25 pm

    Thank you so much for the mitts pattern

  20. December 14, 2015 12:17 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you for your generosity! May it comeback 10 fold ;)<

  21. Peggy permalink
    December 14, 2015 12:11 pm

    Thank you so much for this awesome pattern!

  22. noahstitcher permalink
    December 14, 2015 11:59 am

    How generous, thank you!

  23. Sylvia permalink
    December 14, 2015 11:56 am

    Thank you!!!

  24. jpknits permalink
    December 14, 2015 11:54 am

    Thank you! Very kind! Your patterns are lovely.

  25. December 14, 2015 11:28 am

    What a thoughtful, generous, wonderful gift for us. Wishing the Tin Can Family a joyous Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  26. knittedblissjc permalink
    December 14, 2015 11:19 am

    amazing, thank you so much for sharing this awesome mitten pattern!

  27. December 14, 2015 11:16 am

    Thank you for the beautiful free pattern! :)

  28. cricket permalink
    December 14, 2015 10:50 am

    Thank you!!!

  29. December 14, 2015 10:46 am

    <3 :D <3 Sharing!!

  30. Marjorie Raine permalink
    December 14, 2015 10:45 am

    Thank you! Great pattern.

  31. Lee Ann permalink
    December 14, 2015 10:23 am

    Thank you so much! I appreciate your generosity.

  32. December 14, 2015 10:21 am

    Wow! What an unexpected surprise. I love this pattern. :) Thanks ever so much!

  33. Holly permalink
    December 14, 2015 9:58 am

    Thank you for the beautiful pattern!

  34. permalink
    December 14, 2015 9:47 am

    Thank you so very much! An early Christmas present for me. This is a very generous thing to do. I didn’t think I’d have time to knit anything more for gifts but I’m going to squeeze in this lovely pair of mittens. Merry Christmas!

  35. Ovis Obscura permalink
    December 14, 2015 9:44 am

    Thank you so much for making these patterns available to us for free. Your patterns are so absolutely wonderful.

  36. Marshell permalink
    December 14, 2015 9:35 am

    Thank You! I’m a novice knitter but love the craft and will have these for THAT day!

  37. Valerie permalink
    December 14, 2015 9:30 am

    These are fabulous! Thank you! ❄️❄️

  38. Elda permalink
    December 14, 2015 9:08 am

    Thank you. What a wonderful thing your doing.

  39. Barbara permalink
    December 14, 2015 8:59 am

    Thanks! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  40. Becky permalink
    December 14, 2015 8:45 am

    thank you so much!!!! looking forward to making them

  41. Molly permalink
    December 14, 2015 8:36 am

    This made my day. Thank you!

  42. Jen permalink
    December 14, 2015 8:30 am

    So fun! Thanks, y’all!

  43. Mary T permalink
    December 14, 2015 8:08 am

    Thank You! I can’t wait to start these…maybe for me!!

  44. Vicky permalink
    December 14, 2015 8:07 am

    I purchased this pattern last month and knit 3 pairs for grandkids. I love these mittens and how well written the pattern is and how well they turned out

  45. Babyfarmer permalink
    December 14, 2015 8:05 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  46. December 14, 2015 8:00 am

    Thank you and Happy Holidays! this is the perfect last minute gift pattern and I love it! dmarieknits

  47. Ann permalink
    December 14, 2015 7:40 am

    Thank-you! I hope all of you at TCK have a wonderful holiday. I am going to knit these over the holiday.

  48. Lori permalink
    December 14, 2015 7:36 am

    Thanks so much, I can’t wait to make these! I’ve never made mittens before so this will be a new experience for me. :)

  49. Julie permalink
    December 14, 2015 7:30 am

    Yay this is awesome thanks!

  50. Robyn permalink
    December 14, 2015 7:16 am

    Thank you!!!!! I love your patterns and tutorials❤️❤️❤️

  51. Mice Forbes permalink
    December 14, 2015 7:12 am

    Thank you so much for your generosity. Just in time for a last minute gift. Merry Christmas to you.

  52. Linda permalink
    December 14, 2015 7:09 am

    Thank you. Finished two sweaters and need one more sock finished, the I am taking it easy.

  53. mellenknits permalink
    December 14, 2015 7:01 am

    What a lovely gift! Your designs are beautiful and classic, and your patterns are always well-written and easy to follow. Thank you!

  54. Renee permalink
    December 14, 2015 6:42 am

    Thank you so much! Love these mittens!

  55. Katie permalink
    December 14, 2015 6:42 am

    Thank you! Can’t wait to cast on.

  56. JJT permalink
    December 14, 2015 6:28 am

    Merry Christmas!
    Thanks so much for sharing your Advent Knit Calendar! How exciting!!!
    I have always been a big fan of TCK & I always steer brand new knitters to your patterns because they are beautiful, thoughtfully designed & well written. I love that TCK has all sorts of pattern support & are very encouraging to us timid knitters who may not always feel that we really can tackle a bigger project or new technique …. You help us get out of that “I-Only-Knit-Plain-Scarves” rut! :)

    One quick question:
    I am not sure how to subscribe to your blog. I get your newsletter emails – is that the same thing?

    Cheers & a Most Merry Christmas to everyone at TCK! 🎄

    • December 16, 2015 9:56 am

      Thanks for the lovely compliments! You can subscribe to the blog by clicking the link in the upper right-hand corner of the sidebar. If you get our emails, we’ll let you know what’s up about once a month, but if you want to get an email announcing each and every blog post (they’re usually posted weekly), then subscribe to the blog itself.

  57. December 14, 2015 6:19 am

    What a lovely idea! . Thank you tck!

  58. hils permalink
    December 14, 2015 6:14 am

    Thank you! Happy Christmas!

  59. Terri permalink
    December 14, 2015 6:06 am

    You all are awesome (as usual)! Thank you for this lovely gift. I plan on knitting for the homeless (my New Year resolution) and this pattern is perfect!

  60. Sandy permalink
    December 14, 2015 5:50 am

    Thank you! That is really kind. I can’t wait to cast on!

  61. December 14, 2015 5:48 am

    Thank you so much! I have been wanting to knit these forever! <3

  62. Koru permalink
    December 14, 2015 5:46 am

    Thank you, thank you!

  63. Herlina Chua permalink
    December 14, 2015 5:34 am

    Thank you so much for your Christmas gift (free pattern)….. You are so nice. Merry Christmas! Happy holiday for you and your family.

  64. Terry permalink
    December 14, 2015 5:21 am

    And many, many thanks from me also! Very much appreciated!

  65. December 14, 2015 5:09 am

    Thank you! I love this pattern and will be making these. :)

  66. Cindy c permalink
    December 14, 2015 5:06 am

    Thank you for the pattern.

  67. Hind permalink
    December 14, 2015 4:54 am

    Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  68. nathalie permalink
    December 14, 2015 4:51 am

    thank you for this pattern !

  69. December 14, 2015 4:20 am

    Reblogged this on O2b heavenly minded and commented:
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  70. December 14, 2015 4:14 am

    Thank you soooo much–it will match my antler sweater!!

  71. Julie permalink
    December 14, 2015 4:11 am

    thank you for this lovely pattern!

  72. December 14, 2015 3:52 am

    I love these mittens! They look perfect for our Canadian winters. ;) I’ll be making up a bunch!

    • December 14, 2015 3:55 am

      And thank you for the pattern! (I clicked too fast :blush: )

  73. sweetieknits permalink
    December 14, 2015 3:34 am

    Thank you! Such a treat!

  74. christine permalink
    December 14, 2015 3:32 am

    Thank you so much. Love you guys. These will go with the Antler cardi I made for my first grandchild.

  75. Janet permalink
    December 14, 2015 3:18 am

    Thank you, you are very kind to share your patterns, they are lovely.

  76. Ashley permalink
    December 14, 2015 3:16 am

    Thank you and merry christmas! I can’t wait to make these, they are lovely!

  77. December 14, 2015 2:53 am

    What a lovely surprise! Thank you! I can’t think of any other designers I’d rather receive this from.

  78. Barbara permalink
    December 14, 2015 2:50 am

    Thank you so much, happy to add more Tin Kan Knits to my collection!

  79. Lisa permalink
    December 14, 2015 2:27 am

    Thank you♡

  80. December 14, 2015 1:58 am

    You guys are great – what a generous gift. I love those Antler mittens!

  81. katcolorado permalink
    December 14, 2015 1:51 am

    Thank you so much! These mittens have been on my wishlist for a while. You just made my day! 🎄🎄🎄

  82. MrsEgg13 permalink
    December 14, 2015 1:34 am

    How very generous and thoughtful of you! Thank you! May you have your most special holiday season yet and most successful year ever!

  83. Debby S permalink
    December 14, 2015 1:17 am

    Thank you so much – this is truly generous.

  84. December 14, 2015 1:04 am

    Thanks! Just perfect.

  85. December 14, 2015 12:54 am

    Thank you, that is very generous of you ✲✲ happy Christmas season!

  86. December 14, 2015 12:51 am

    Thank you so much. I am in Australia and its summer here right now so I will be making these in our winter. I’ll knit them for my granddaughter and my daughter.

  87. Jacinta permalink
    December 14, 2015 12:31 am

    Thank you so much for the free mitts pattern! They are gorgeous.:-)

  88. Janet permalink
    December 14, 2015 12:26 am

    Thank you!

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