I published my newest knitting pattern, a matching hat and mittens set. July may not be the most inspiring month to knit cold weather gear, but I do knit year round, even in heat waves, and a small project that is easy to carry like mittens are a perfect project for hot days of chasing my boys around.
The mittens have an extra long ribbed and cable cuff, with one large braid that begins at the wrist and travels up and curves along side of the outer edge of the hand to the finger tips. A background of purl stitches sets off the cables nicely.
The hat's slouchy shape is from a series of short rows on the brim. This creates height on the front ribbing for a lovely face framing effect. The hat's brim matches the cabled ribbing from the mitten cuffs, and the remainder of the hat is knit in easy to work plain purl stitches.
The mittens and hat take one skein of DK weight yarn each, at least 231 yards, making it a great project for the lone skein or two in your stash. Find Greenwood Mitts & Hatt at www.oneroomfibers.com or on Ravelry.