As we prepare to greet the first day of Spring in a couple of weeks, in the southern hemisphere, friends are enjoying harvest bounties and getting ready for their colder season to arrive. Temperatures everywhere are in constant flux with chilly nights giving way to daytime warmth.
Cloudy days and early mornings can be chilly without the welcome warmth of the sun. Extra layers can be the key to comfort, and so we are happy to share with you Rachel Stecker’s Fall Waves Hat & Mitts. This adorable matched set can be knit up with two contrasting colors of our DK weight yarns: Cotton Comfort, Alpaca Elegance, or Mewesic. Shown here in Mean Mr. Mustard and Atlantis Mewesic.
Rachel’s pattern includes three sizing options for the hat: S, M, L – 18, 20, 22”/ 45, 50, 55 cm circumference & 7 ½”/19 cm deep. Her mitts are generously sized for an adult.
The beautiful texturing is acheived with a simple charted lace pattern. The clever pop of contrast color is done with a purl row stripe, making this a perfect project for advanced beginner or intermediate knitters eager to try adding some color to their projects without the complexity of stranded knitting.
We hope that you’re keeping comfortable in the shoulder season, and that you’re enjoying what is on your needles or hook!