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Lovely Lacy Mitts

December 23, 2015

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

Loch Mittens by Tin Can Knits

lovely lacy mittens,

bon bon delight,
boot topping beauties,
gartery goodness,
twist stitch tam,

booties warm and wee!

hip slouchy hat,
honey flavoured mitts,
sea inspired socks,
and cabled mittens for under the tree!

organic lace

Loch by Tin Can Knits

Emily designed the Loch hat and mittens shortly after moving to Scotland, as part of our lace collection Handmade in the UK.  If cables are my forte, then lace is Emily’s!  The collection of 10 lace pieces includes the popular Lush cardigan and Vivid blanket – if you love Loch, then perhaps Handmade in the UK would be a perfect gift for a fellow knitter (or you!).

Emily’s lovely sister-in-law Joy modelled the Loch hat and mittens on a family trip in Glencoe, a beautifully scenic valley in the Scottish highlands.  The design was created using Skein Queen opulent cashmere in the exquisite pale teal ‘cloudless’.

Loch by Tin Can Knits

A hat for a sister in law

It seems to be a rule (or at least I have been told) that red-heads look great in green. Other colors too, of course, but most definitely green. This is 100% true for my lovely red-headed sister in law. She looks amazing in emerald green, she LOVES emerald green, and when I saw a beautiful skein of emerald green cashmere I thought to myself: perfect!

Loch by Tin Can Knits

It was Sweet Fiber Cashmere DK and I think the color was a one-of-a-kind. There was only 1 perfect pattern to match my perfect skein: Loch. While I do love the mittens, it had to be a pretty cashmere hat. This was my Christmas gift for Michelle last year and since I have seen her wearing it, there will definitely be more green knits for her in the future!

Loch by Tin Can Knits

Loch by Tin Can KnitsLoch Project Details

Pattern: Loch
Sizing: baby (toddler, child, adult S/M, L)
Yarn: Sport or light DK weight yarn
Hat: 100 (120, 150, 175, 220) yds
Mittens: 110 (150, 220, 240) yds
(blue sample shown in Skein Queen Opulent 100% Cashmere in ‘cloudless’)
Gauge: 26 sts / 4” in stockinette on smaller needles
Needles: US #2 / 2.75 mm and US #3 / 3.25mm (or as required to meet gauge) 16 inch circular and dpns in each size
Notions: stitch markers, darning needle

So, pick that perfect skein out of your stash (or treat yourself to some beautiful cashmere) to cast on a some sumptuous mittens or a perfect lacy hat.

Loch by Tin Can Knits

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2015 5:45 pm

    Thank you so , so much for your amazing generosity!

  2. jatshaw permalink
    December 23, 2015 5:28 pm


  3. Robin May permalink
    December 23, 2015 2:10 pm

    Thank you so much for. All the lovely patterns!

  4. December 23, 2015 11:18 am

    thank you xxx

  5. leighdudenhoeffer permalink
    December 23, 2015 9:44 am

    Reblogged this on frozentundrafiberarts and commented:
    I’m a huge fan of Tin Can Knits and I’ve bought several of her patterns! You can still get in on The Twelve Days of Christmas and receive some free patterns!

  6. becky3086 permalink
    December 23, 2015 8:35 am

    Thank you!

  7. Florence permalink
    December 23, 2015 7:52 am

    Thank You so much! I cannot wait to make a matching hat and mittens and I just got the most perfect yarn in my mail box on Monday. I will post a pic when they are done!

  8. Diffusion permalink
    December 23, 2015 7:47 am

    I thank you so much for this pattern. I will start some Mittens today. :)

  9. Barbara Sullivan permalink
    December 23, 2015 6:53 am

    Emily and Alexa, this is so nice and generous of you to give us these patterns. I love it! Thanks, Barbara

  10. CWright permalink
    December 23, 2015 6:47 am

    Thank you so much for all the free patterns – ! They are lovely.

  11. Alissa Weigand permalink
    December 23, 2015 5:28 am

    Thank you so much for the 12 Days of Christmas!! It is a great idea. It is very generous of you. I look forward to your email every morning! I feel like a little kid again! Merry Christmas to you guys!

  12. Sylvie permalink
    December 23, 2015 2:39 am

    Thank you so much for that Christmas gift. I lové these mitts. Merry Christmas

  13. Kathy Dimmick permalink
    December 23, 2015 2:15 am

    THANK YOU!! You have a big heart, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your family

  14. December 23, 2015 1:12 am

    Just to let you know that the link in the top photo goes to yesterday’s giveaway :)

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