Has it really been a month since we have last talked?! I know I have been busy, and time has been flying, but…
Anyway, one of the secret projects I was working on at the beginning of 2011 is the Trickle Down Mitts and Neck Warmer for the Loopy Ewe’s March club mailing.
The set is knit up in Lorna’s Laces Honor, which is wonderfully soft, and I should knit many, many more things with it. The yarn is a 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk base that Beth and company dyed up in a custom colorway. I knew I wanted to knit up something that could be worn close to the skin because who wouldn’t want to feel this yarn?
The neck warmer is knit on a circular needle in the round. The ribbing crosses over into various cables that eventually “trickle down” back into ribbing.
The mitts are knit on double point needles with a gusseted thumb. The cuff begins in ribbing that crosses into cables on the back of the hand and ends in ribbing again. The thumb and palm of the hand are stockinette stitch.
Both the neck warmer and the mitts are written up in 3 sizes. The stitch pattern is presented in chart form, but the remainder of the instructions are written out. The pattern is currently only available as part of the kit, but it will be available at the Loopy Ewe as a standalone pattern some time this fall.