As promised a few posts ago, we have a treat for you lovely readers in the form of a free pattern by our talented technical editor and knitting friend Rachel Atkinson. Inspired by the emerging shoots of Spring these cabled hand warmers are ideal for those in-between weather days any time of the year. Spring Bloom Mitts take just one skein of The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted to make the perfect one skein project!The cabled pattern emerges seamlessly from the ribbing into a pretty bobble detail. As Rachel explained,
“I can resist everything but bobbled knitwear, and if I thought I could get away with it, they would appear on everything I design. For the Spring Bloom pattern I have used them to create the buds of this beautifully textured picture motif.”
Spring Bloom is designed with lots of negative ease to ensure a cosy fit when worn. So don’t worry if they do look a little narrow at first! The generous amount of stretch in the design also means that they will fit a fairly wide range of hand measurements.
We adore the Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted – you may remember our excitement on the blog when it first arrived! With it’s luxurious touch of cashmere and intense colours, we have over 40 colours for you to fall in love with as well.
Rachel chose a classic grey with possibly the best name ever – ‘Baby Elephant Walk’, and told us she is also, ‘hankering for a pair in the eye-popping Hi-Vis Pink to truly herald in Spring!’
Rachel managed to squeeze two pairs from one 100g skein, ideal when you don’t want any scraps left over. If you want to do the same we suggest weighing your left over yarn and if you have less than 50g left, reduced the length of the cuffs by a few centimetres. This way you can ensure you have enough to finish a pair of mitts for a deserving friend!
Of course, it’s also important to check your tension before you begin as this will affect the amount of yarn you use.
With so many beautiful shades, you can choose the most vivid shade to brighten a wintery day, or something as pale as spring blossom.
Many thanks to Rachel Atkinson for Spring Bloom Mitts!
Spring Bloom Mitts is a free pattern. All images and text are copyright of Loop Knitting Ltd. It is for personal and non-profit use only. This means you can knit it for yourself, as a gift or for charity. You may not sell a garment made from this pattern. You may not reproduce this for sale. Please ask if you wish to translate it or use to teach a class.