February 10, 2016

Callistemon Beanie & Mittens

It’s the middle of summer where I am and we’re currently in the grip of a heatwave, so I find myself reminiscing of winter and of cool weather. Of grey skies, of rain and of bundling up in knits instead of melting under them. I find myself recalling those long stretches, when winter gets endless with days upon days of grey skies and I need a pop of bright colour to cheer me up. I found these two skeins of The Verdant Gryphon Traveller in Painted Grasshawk in my stash and knew immediately they could cure all dreary ills. Not only that, but they needed to be a matching beanie and mittens.

Callistemon Beanie is knit in the round and begins with a 1×1 brim deep enough to fold up. The head is worked in the tiny bowknot pattern and the beanie is finished off with an optional pompom. Callistemon Mittens are fingerless mittens worked using the same pattern, but have two ‘finger cuff’ options. You can knit the finger portion with a short cuff, or a long cuff (pictured). The long cuff is deep enough to cover your fingers and can be folded back out of the way.

Both patterns are available on Ravelry for 20% off until midnight Wednesday, Feburary 17th 2016, AWST. No coupon code required.


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