Tuesday, 2 April 2013

New Kate Davies patterns in the shop...

Sixareen Kep and Cape sold separately
Snawheid - with GIANT pom pom and without GIANT pom pom1

Snawpaws comes as mittens and mitts!

So many of you enjoyed our Sheep Carousel knit along that we're having another one... Snawpaws!

The Snawpaws pattern includes instructions for mittens and mitts (fingerless mittens!)

These are the sizes:-
Actual hand circumference above thumb: 19cm/7.5in
Actual length of mitts from cuff to tip: 16.25cm / 6.5in (easily lengthened if required)
Actual length of mittens from cuff to tip: 23cm /9.2 in

You'll need a 4ply weight yarn - We're using Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift.

You'll need 115m (165m) of the main Colour (MC) and 115m (115m) of the Contrast Colour (CC) for the mitts (mittens).

We've checked with Kate and 1 ball of Spindrift in main colour and 1 ball of the contrast colour is fine for the mitts unless you make them longer!) and 2 balls in the main colour and 1 of the contrast colour for the mittens.

For needles you will need:-
2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1-2) double-pointed needles or circular needle for working in the magic loop method (or size to get gauge)
If you are using a circular needle, then spare 2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1-2) dpns will be needed for working the afterthought thumb
 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) double-pointed needles or circular needle for working in the magic loop method (or size to get gauge)

Techniques used include:-
working in the round
beaded rib stitch
stranded colourwork
after thought thumb (oh, never done that before!)

So, no provisional cast on, steeking, vikkel braids or double centred decreasing (like the Sheep Carousel).

Like our Sheep Carousel and All You Need knit along we'll post updates and tutorials on this website, So even if you can't get to the shop you can still knit along!

Fancy joining in?  You can get the pattern and 2 balls of Spindrift for £7.50 until 20th April.  If you want to do the Mittens (and so need an extra ball it will only be £9.50)

But of course you can always use stash yarn too!  The pattern is £2.95.

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