Monday, November 12, 2012

A Winter Pair

Do you remember this whole dyeing/yarn problem? Ugh, it took me a long time to forgive this yarn, evidently about 3.5 years! This is the "blue" version.

This set turned out better than I expected. Even though the yarn and I had many issues years ago, it is wonderful for keeping out the cold!

The mitts fit fairly well, but I will make mods on the next pair.  I have decided all of this yarn that I dyed, regardless of color, will become mitts/mittens and hats.  Yes, I am going to give into mittens.

I will most likely do ribbing or some equivalent of garter edging for the arms in the future or do increases after the wrist, because it's a bit snug on my arm.

The hat was made to match the mitts, I did the band the same way the band on the mitts is started, picked up stitches, increased and knit stripes.  I added the black because there wasn't going to be enough blue.  I like the way it turned out.




The blue wool is a bit rough and does irritate my forehead a little, but minimal.


Yarn: Barlett Yarns/Halcyon Yarn / Lana Gross Basics Joker
Content: 100% Wool (very rough feeling wool) / 80% wool and 20% nylon
Color: dyed blue-ish colors by me / Black
Care: hand wash and dry
Needles: US 3, US 6
Patterns: No pattern for the hat, it's all made up, but the pattern for the gloves is here Camp-Out Fingerless Mitts
Modifications: I did mod the gloves slightly, because my hands are larger than your average females.


  1. Like that blue, and it looks good on you, but I couldn't forgive even a little itchy on my forehead...

  2. It looks great, even if it was a pain in the beginning! i'm glad you found something to do with it; the colors are beautiful. =)

  3. Totally off topic but you appear to be dropping weight. looking good.

  4. Found them! Hey I like your thumb better! LOL, Love the beanie/hat. I've got to make that!!
    Good to hear from you!

  5. Just started looking for the hat pattern! You turd, made it up? It looks great! Off to scan Ravelry for something similar.