This second project actually came first, a warm black hat for a European winter visit, by request for a birthday gift. I bought some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, and found myself with a ball and a bit leftover, so decided to make myself some mitts with it!
Pattern: Autumn in Garrison by Kate Gagnon Osborn. A nice quick free pattern! It didn't turn out quite as slouchy as I had expected, but it's got a bit of slouch and I know the Cashmerino Aran is reputed to stretch, so I erred on the side of less slouch rather than more!
|It's so hard to photograph black knitting!|
Sticks: 4mm for ribbing, 4.5mm for main part of hat.
Time: 6 June 2011 - 12 June 2011
Pattern: Dashing by Cheryl Niamath, another freebie, from Knitty Spring 2007. This is the "male" version of the very popular Fetching mitts by the same designer, but fortunately comes in a small size as well as man-sized. I chose this pattern because I really like the extra length on the arms - I wear a lot of 3/4 sleeve garments in winter, so the longer line mitts are really good for covering that bit of wrist and arm that otherwise would be exposed!
|See, I told you it was hard to photograph black!|
Sticks: 4mm dpns