Every design solves a problem or scratches an itch. Wired solves 2 problems at once: 1) What can I do with 2 skeins of sport weight yarn? and 2) What will best show off my gorgeous multi-colour yarn?
Wired’s answer: a cowl & fingerless mitten set with strands of yarn floating above the work, showing off the depth and play of colour. Both the scallop stitch and the cable use slipped stitches to create longer sections of yarn that truly highlight the incredible La Grande Jatte colourway from Unwind Yarns.
25% off until Dec 2, no coupon needed
The cowl actually scratched another design itch for me. I’ve seen cowls that look like shawls, and wanted to see how that worked. I love a good triangular shawl – the angles from the tip to the shoulders really are flattering on women, helping with creating an hourglass impression. They’re not always easy to style or keep on, though, especially if they’re on the smaller side as a one-skein project would be. Wired’s cowl does all the work for you. It looks great with no fussing, and it stays on all day.
The fingerless mittens were an easy choice for me – did you know I haven’t yet released a design with a traditional gusset? My only other hand warmers are Thotful Spot, and those were designed to be simple and speedy – knit flat and seamed. So I knew I wanted a pair of fingerless mittens long enough to keep my chilly hands warm even in November, and I thought they should have a cable that went up and around the gusset. Let’s face it, the gusset-cable look is so stunning I had to play with it!
Wonder where the name came from? A walk down my alley, actually.
This week the patterns are available at 25% off until midnight, Dec. 2, no coupon needed. Cowl + Fingerless Mittens. They’re eligible projects for the Indie Giftalong – so knitting them as gifts or for yourself would qualify for 2 chances to win some of the thousands of prizes on offer over in that KAL. (Have you gone? It’s like a party over there!)
I would love to see a set knit up in the energetic Earth speckled colourway or the softly feminine Morning Sky colourway. Dana’s really got some stunners!