Inspired by a swirling and twisting lace pattern, this slouchy hat and fingerless mitts combination begins with a garter stitch band/cuff worked flat holding two strands of yarn together, providing a sturdy structure for the lightweight lace which is worked with a single strand. The lace pattern is worked in the round and results in a spiral of lace around each piece. Both right and left slanting stitch patterns are included for those who wish to make mitts that are mirror images of each other.
Published in Tempest
2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Amethyst; 425 yd (388 m) per 4 oz (115 g) skein; 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon
Hat: 3.25 & 3.5 mm (US 3 & 4)
Mitts: 2.5 & 3.5 mm (US 1½ & 4)
Hat: 25.5 sts and 40 rounds = 4" (10 cm) over lace pattern working in the round using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles after blocking.
Mitts: 35 sts and 44.5 rounds = 4" (10 cm) over lace pattern in the round using 2.5 mm (US 1½) needles, after blocking.
Hat: To fit head circumference 19 (21, 22, 23)" [48.5 (53.5, 56, 58.5) cm]
Mitts: Finished hand circumference 6¼ (6¾, 7½, 8¼)" [16 (17, 19, 21) cm]; Intended to fit with about 10% negative ease – choose a finished size about ½-¾" (1-1.5 cm) smaller than your hand.
Basic knitting skills, knitting in the round, knitting with Magic Loop/double-pointed needles/two circular needles (your choice), yarn overs, k2tog and ssk decs, working from simple lace chart or written instructions, sewing on buttons.