This 20-page ebook includes patterns for both the hat and the mitts. (The patterns are only available together as a set, they are not available individually.) Please note, the patterns are reversible, so some of the photos show one side and some show the other!
Skills & scope
These are pretty much exactly what I want in a project. Fun and easy with just enough going on to hold my attention, but not so much they feel hard! The cables do all the work. No really, just sit back, follow the chart, and let them do their magic. The hardest part will be deciding which side you want to show off when you wear them!
The pattern uses charts, so you will need to know how to follow a knitting chart.
Yarn, gauge & sizing
The hat comes in four sizes (from a 112 stitch cast on to a 154 stitch cast on), and the mitt in three (from a 42 stitch cast on to a 56 stitch cast on) and both are written for five gauges (from five and a half to seven and a half stitches per inch in half stitch increments).
That means you can use just about any weight of yarn from fingering up through worsted, and there will be a size to fit pretty much anyone’s head or wrist. Basically anything that will give you a fabric with a drape you like somewhere in that range of gauges will work.
The hat in the pictures took about 200 yards of dk-weight yarn, and the mitts took about 175 yards. If you’re working with thinner yarn, 250 yards for the hat and 225 for the mitts is a safer bet.
Tools & supplies
You’ll need needles that let you work in the round (circulars or DPNs) in whatever size lets you get a solid fabric with your chosen yarn plus the general knitting tools you need for most projects (scissors to cut your yarn, a darning needle to weave in ends, a cable needle if you like to use those for cables, the occasional stitch marker or bit of scrap yarn to hold stitches).