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Wheaten Cap and Mitts

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A luxurious set of fingerless mitts and cap to knit in three sizes (S, M, L), perfect for early fall weather. The rich openwork brocade of twining lines creates a lush organic surface that showcases a soft airy yarn. The easy to work fabric translates beautifully in both jewel tones and shades from nature. Ribbed hems provide a classic, neat finish to the edges. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, Purl, Increase/Decrease GAUGE hat:23 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked) mitts:25 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS cap: 13(15.5, 18) brim circumference, to fit heads measuring up to 19.5(22, 24.5) inches. Cap length measures approximately 10.75(11, 11.25) mitts: 25 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked) SUGGESTED YARN 450 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend Fingering COLORWAY Morning Smoke

Recommended with this pattern

  • mitts: DPNs size 3US (3.25 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge and size 2US (2.75 mm) or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle
  • cap: 220(270, 325) yards of a fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge
  • mitts: 150(180, 230) yardsof a fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge

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I am the owner of Knitspot - knitting patterns, clubs, and artisan yarns. I am a life-long knitter with a background in the fashion and graphic design fields, and began designing clothing, knitwear and accessories during the 1970s. I teach and write about knitting, spinning, and designing at my blog, Knitspot. I live and work in Ohio with David, who loves wool, too. My design work/profile has been included in Knitty, The Knitter, Interweave Knits, and Twist Collective, Sock Club, Brave New Knits, as well as several upcoming publications. The complete catalog of Knitspot patterns is available for browsing and purchasing at Knitspot yarn clubs are reknowned for perfect pairings of luxury yarn and design, as well as the rollicking good fun in our Ravelry clubhouse where members meet, chat, and knit through club projects together. Our Bare Naked yarns are as close to the farm as a knitter can get, using fresh fiber produce from regional growers which is then spun into yarn at smaller artisan mills with which I have worked over the years. The collection is focused on single-breed pure wool yarns and exotic blends, with colors that range an entire array of natural tones—yarn the way nature made it.