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The All Angles fingerless mittens came about in Spring. You know that time of year when things are chilly, but you want to be outside anyways. And office buildings are starting to turn on the air conditioning, even though it’s still cold most days, and everyone is freezing. These fingerless mittens are for those kinds of days.
I love the look of corrugated ribbing, and wanted that to be the highlight of these mittens. It works great for fingerless mittens because it keeps the mittens fairly tight to your hands while staying stretchy – very helpful when you’re wearing them and you want to type or knit!
I’ve always been a farm girl at heart, no matter where I’ve lived. I grew up in a community of just 1000 people, on an 8-acre hobby farm, nestled among my great-uncle’s 2,000 acre ranch. We raised horses, calves, a sheep, chickens and pigs at various times in my life, and watching cowboys still makes my heart flutter a little.
This pattern (originally titled “You Can’t Take the Country Out of the Girl,” but I found that to be a little too long!) is a bit of an homage to my roots. It’s got a bit of western flair, and I think it looks particularly good with my worn jean jacket.
This pattern uses crossed stitches for the main body of the cowl, and elongated stitches for the openwork areas. Please keep your work loose, otherwise the body will be particularly frustrating! You will also use short rows (the twin and turn, aka shadow wrap, technique), and an i-cord bind off. If you are unsure about any of these techniques, you can find pattern support on my website: bit.ly/KBW-CGsupport.
Worked up in a super bulky yarn, the Barents Cowl is a quick and easy knit that looks more complex than it is – perfect for Christmas gift-giving.
This cowl will keep you toasty while the icy winds blow – it is designed to be worn folded in half, which gives it structure and keeps you warm. The outer stitch pattern is reminiscent of oceans and sea ice, while the inside ribbing keeps it close to your neck.
The Barents Hat was inspired by the matching Barents Cowl. The cowl came first, and I was so in love with the pattern stitch, I wanted to create a hat using the same design.
Great for adventurous beginners and experienced knitters alike, this hat knits up quickly and looks more complicated than it really is – perfect for last minute gift knitting!
Despite its lacy appearance, this hat will keep you warm through the winter thanks to the merino and alpaca fibre content of the yarn. The silk just adds to its luxurious softness.
The stitch pattern of the hat evokes thoughts of waves and icy seas. I barely blocked this hat so that the rumpled texture remains.
The Rainbow Unicorn Hat was born when my daughter (just 5 at the time) “needed” a unicorn hat. She had very specific ideas about what was required. It had to have a rainbow mane, and she found a special skein of hand spun yarn in my stash called unicorn tails. It was spun by a local artisan and was just perfect for this project. So of course, I recommend you use something similar for a beautiful heirloom piece.
Now you can make a rainbow unicorn for someone special in your life. From kids to teens and adults, unicorn lovers all over the world have worn these hats to bring a little colour to their days.
Finished measurements of 13.5” (16, 18.5, 21”) or 34 cm (40.5, 47, 53, 60 cm)
To fit Infant (1-3 years, 5-10 Years, Teen/Adult) up to 15” (18”, 21”, 23”) head circumference or
38 cm (45.5, 53.5, 58.5 cm) head circumference
with approximately 2” (5 cm) negative ease