Lovely Lacy Mitts
On the tenth day of Christmas, Tin Can Knits gave to me…
lovely lacy mittens,
bon bon delight,
boot topping beauties,
twist stitch tam,
booties warm and wee!
hip slouchy hat,
honey flavoured mitts,
sea inspired socks,
and cabled mittens for under the tree!
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’.
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!
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!
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.
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