As I knit on the shawl, I put myself in Mary’s shoes and tried to imagine what I would design to wear with it. After all, it had to be an accessory to wear at the same time as the shawl, but that still left a lot of possibilities. Would I make a hat? A set of gloves? Leg warmers? It was a really fun puzzle to think about from my perspective, but I wondered even more what Mary would come up with! This Point/Counterpoint collection sure proved to be an intriguing project!

Mary wrote, “After Sarah of Imagined Landscapes designed Snowfall on the Mountains in her native Canada, I looked around Kenya, where I was living at the time, for my own inspiration. Since Kenya is on the Equator, it does not have the traditional four seasons. Instead, I was in the middle of one of two yearly rainy seasons, when torrential rains at night return Kenya to lush greenness. These mitts, knit from the fingers down in a long gradient in fingering weight, feature blue raindrops falling down on verdant green cuffs – at least in the colorway I chose! Make your cuffs as short as you want or knit till you run out of yarn.”

Size – To Fit Hand Circumference – Hand Length (from index finger’s 1st knuckle to where thumb joins hand)

  • 4-6 years – 6” (15 cm) – 1.5” (3.75 cm)
  • 6-8 years – 6.5” (16.5 cm) – 1.75” (4.5 cm)
  • Adult XS – 7” (18 cm) – 2” (5 cm)
  • Adult S – 7.5” (19 cm) -2.25” (5.75 cm)
  • Adult M – 8” (20.5 cm) – 2.5” (6.25 cm)
  • Adult L – 8.5” (21.5 cm) – 2.75” (7 cm)
  • Adult XL – 9” (23 cm) – 3” (7.5 cm)

Approximate Yardage: (with a 15% buffer)

Fingering Weight (model shown: Cascade Heritage Wave, colour way Tropical)

  • 4-6 years (140 yards/128 m)
  • 6-8 years (170 yards/153 m)
  • Adult XS (195 yards/178 m)
  • Adult S (220 yards/203 m)
  • Adult M (250 yards/229 m)
  • Adult L (275 yards/254 m)
  • Adult XL (305 yards/279 m) Note: This is the yarn needed to knit a 5”/12.5 cm cuff, as shown in the sample. You may require more or less yarn depending on how long you make the cuff.

Skills Used

  • knitting in the round, including on a small (fiddly) circumference
  • YO, slipped stitches
  • decreases

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Point Counterpoint volume 1, a knitting pattern collection from Kino Knits and Imagined Landscapes

Rainy Season Mitts
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