As is traditional in these parts, I decided the hat was lonely and needed some friends. So I cast on some mitts to go with it. (This is the bit where I remind you that today is the last day to take 10% off the hat with the code SUGGEST…so if you’re reading this the day it comes out, get on that if you want it on your needles, this is the time.)
I’m having to be a little more mellow than I’m normally inclined to be and just sort of embrace the color changes. The left and right mitts won’t match exactly (because by the time I get to the second one, the color will have changed and be on to the next shades in the progression).
But really, I don’t think that will be a bad thing at all.
And if anyone stops me on the street to scold me for my mismatched mitts, I can distract them by pointing out all the lovely cable work on the first mitt…and quickly slap them with the other mitt when they aren’t paying attention. It’s good to have a plan!
Gratuitous shot of the hat just because it’s pretty and I like showing it off.
And info because otherwise someone will ask…the hat pattern is called Imply, it’s out now. The mitts to match it will be out later this month. You’ll be able to buy both together for a discounted price if you love them both (and of course it will totally still work if you buy the hat now and the mitts later…ravelry is super cool like that). And the yarn is Coventry DK by June Pryce Fiber Arts in the color Speckled Soul Searching. I got one 510 yard skein and made the hat and mitts both with plenty left over.