Hello Old Friend - Adelia Hat and Mitts

adelia hat and mitts

PatternAdelia Mitts and Cowl- originally published in September of 2011. 

Yarn: TFA Purple Label Cashmere Sock.

Ravelry pattern page here and original blog post here.

When I think back to when I was designing my Adelia Mitts and Cowl set one thing jumps out at me and that is how pleased I was with that perfect little thumb gusset! Out of the two items the fingerless mitts are definitely my favourite. I love that cowls are the perfect item for neat and tidy colourwork and they are so satisfying to knit, but the details added in the mitts really make me happy. It was my first time designing a mitten with a thumb gusset and fitting the heart into that lovely little triangle was incredibly satisfying.

Looking at these photos reminds me that I’m due for a new 2-colour (or more!) fingering weight mitt design. The stranded nature of a fair isle knit makes them surprisingly warm, even in fingering weight, and the fineness of the gauge means that you can fit a lot of cool detail into one fairly small project.

This last shot remains one of my all time favourite knitting shots we’ve done. My favourite mug, those sweet little hearts, a latte so delicious and frothy that it’s almost overflowing… Doesn’t get much better than that!