Thursday, 18 April 2013

Snawpaws - mitts in Spring time knit along!

Just a reminder that we're having another knit along - SnawPaws by Kate Davies.

{photo credit - Kate Davies}

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

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
increasing
stranded colourwork
after thought thumb

This is much easier than the Sheep Carousel ( no provisional cast on, steeking, vikkel braids or double centred decreasing!)

Like the 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 25th 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.

Now which colours?