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Michelle’s Matching Mountain Mists

March 5, 2020

That’s a tongue twister isn’t it?

Mountain Mist Sweater Pattern

I have been known to create knitters seemingly from thin air. When our knitwear model Emily first started dating my brother I immediately knew I wanted her to be my knitting companion. She came over for dinner one night and I was ready, armed with a beautiful skein of Handmaiden yarn, some circular needles, and the pattern for the Simple Yet Effective cowl. Well, I think we all know how that one turned out!

Mountain Mist Sweater Pattern

An auspicious beginning

When Michelle casually mentioned she would like to learn to knit I was somewhat less prepared. We were camping and I only had some sock weight yarn and a long circular on hand. No problem for Michelle! Within minutes she was magic looping and an hour later she declared that it was boring knitting a baby hat in one colour and she needed to do some colourwork to keep things interesting. I think my jaw literally dropped.

Michelle sitting in a camp chair knitting with white yarn.

I suspect Michelle really started her knitting love by modeling for us. She was willing to strike a pose (mostly on beaches) in the Stovetop hat and the Antler pullover to name a few.

Sweaters Forever!

Michelle is already a devoted sweater knitter. She has knit herself a Prairie Fire sweater, a Windswept sweater, and (of course) a Love Note. She’s also knit several accessories and a Flax Light for Henry.

Yarn Details:
Windswept Yarn: Estelle Andean DK colour ‘54906’
Flax Light Yarn: Hedgehog Fibers Twist Sock in ‘pod’
Prairie Fire Yarn: SweetGeorgia DK in ‘deep cove’
Love Note Yarn: SweetGeorgia Cashluxe Fine in ‘glacier’

Michelle picked up lace knitting immediately and she even adapted the lace pattern from the Oaken shawl for a hat!

Michelle turned away facing the mountains, with a handknit lace hat and a handknit colourwork yoke sweater.

Knit City and Matching Sweaters

This year Michelle came out to help in our booth at Knit City. She found a little time to shop too and came away with the main colour yarn to make matching Mountain Mist sweaters for herself and her son, Henry! The contrast colours came from my stash and she made the VERY best use of them!

Mountain Mist Sweater pattern

Mountain Mist yarn details

Michelle’s Sweater: Main colour is Isis Fiber Arts in ‘cedar’, contrast colours are Farmers Daughter Fibers Juicy DK in ‘ghost dance’, SweetGeorgia Cashluxe Fine (held doubled) in ‘glacier’, and one mystery skein.

Henry’s Sweater: Main colour is Cherry Pie Cottage DK 100 in ‘dusk’, contrast colours are Western-Sky-Knits Simple in ‘millpond’, Madelinetosh Sport in ‘grasshopper’, and Bumblebirch Forage in ‘Truffle’

I can’t wait to see what Michelle casts on next!!

Mountain Mist sweater pattern
4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2020 11:23 am

    Stunning work!

  2. March 9, 2020 5:12 am

    Really is a great model that hair is gorgeous and your pictures are really fantastic. Her knitting is superb as well.

  3. Deborah Beattie permalink
    March 5, 2020 4:00 pm

    Wow you are an artist and a natural

  4. March 5, 2020 8:17 am

    Well, you definitely inspired me!

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