Friday, May 31, 2013

a new pattern!

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The internet has been down at my lovely Emoor home for the past month or so, which has meant a lack of blogging, but increase in knitting time. Honestly, life without internet access is so strange! I spent my computer free time knitting up these sweet mittens in a new John Arbon yarn called Hayward. It is a DK weight 100% merino marl created by the lovely Sara. When Sara is not dreaming up lovely marl combinations she is busy at the mill as our master of coning and folding, multi talented lady that she is!
As soon as I knit up my first swatch in Hayward, I knew I wanted a simple and traditional pattern that would showcase Sara's lovely marls. Of course, I couldn't help but add in a few surprise contrasting colours (I am terribly predictable). The Marl Mittens are knit in the round, from the cuff up. They feature, my favourite, rounted fingertips as well as two different cuff options. Knit one pair, or knit a bunch, but do have fun mixing in fun contrasts - that's the best part! You can buy the pattern now on Ravelry and very soon from the John Arbon website. Hope you enjoy!

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