Saturday, July 1, 2017

Introducing Freshly Picked

I am so ready for 4th of July.

We are just back from our family vacation to New Hampshire where we stayed in a cabin on the lake. There were lots of relaxing, kayaking, fishing (or rather sitting on the dock with a fishing pole in the water with the fishes swimming by grinning at our obvious lack of skills), eating, and knitting (and crocheting). Getting back into the swing of things, I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation. Do you ever feel like this after a vacation? Re-entry into real life from time off is exhausting...

While away, in addition to knitting while sitting on lawn chair overlooking the water (see photo below of view from cabin in NH), I finished up a new crochet hat and fingerless mitt set - Freshly Picked. I am so excited about this design because if is what summer is all about - relaxing and enjoying the sun.

This set was inspired by recent trips (and there have been many!) to a local farm to pick strawberries (see photo below from one very productive trip to pick our own strawberries) in collaboration with Yarn Indulgences for Yarn Crush July 2017 box.

Make and wear this stylish hat and fingerless mitt set, fast, no matter the weather. With a wide ribbed brim and lacy body, the hat is the perfect piece for warm weather.

Freshly Picked set is sure to be a staple in your summer wardrobe, and uses just one skein of lush fingering weight yarn!


Here are details on the pattern set: 
The hat is worked flat from the bottom up, starting with a sideways brim. The hat is easy to adjust to any size. Work the Brim to a length to fit desired head circumference. Work hdc in a multiple of 12 sts for the lace pattern.

The mitts are worked flat in the same lace pattern as the hat, then seamed, leaving an opening for the thumb. These are easy to adjust to fit most hands.

Skill Level: Advance Beginner
Finished Measurements
Hat: 18 (20, 22)” unstretch to fit 19¼ (22, 24¾)” head circumference
Mitts: to fit 7-8” hand circumference
Yarn Indulgences Zed Cashmerino Sock (80% Superwash Merino; 10% Cashmere; 10% Silk; 378 yards 345 meters/115 grams: FLORA – 1 skein)
Needles: US size D/3 (3.25 mm) and US size E/4 (3.50 mm)
Extras: Yarn needle
Gauge: 1 patt rep (12 sts in patt) = 2¾” 7 cm
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Until next time... Stitch on!
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Tian Connaughton is a knit and crochet designer, technical editor, and coach. Her mission is to help aspiring designers to develop their ideas, build confidence, and live the life they've always dreamt. 

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