The Constantine hat and mittens set were designed at Constantine Bay, Cornwall, while I sat knitting on the beach watching my beau surfing in the sea. I’d already got the yarn and made a few swatches, and decided on this pattern as the cables reminded me of ripples in the sand.
The hat, suitable for both men and women, is available in three different sizes; small (approx 53-56cm/21-22.5”), medium (approx 57-59cm/22.5-23.5”) and large (approx 60-62cm/23.5-24.4”) and is knitted on 5mm needles.
It knits up within a couple of days and the pattern is quite memorable, however, there is also a chart for those of you that prefer and instructions for left and right handed knitters. Without the pompom it makes a really cute beanie hat.
The mittens come in four different sizes – small (19cm/7.5” around palm), medium (20.5cm/8” around palm), large (23cm/9” around palm) and x large (25.5cm/10” around palm). Also unisex, these mitts are really cosy as the cables thicken the fabric to keep your hands snug.
Both knitting patterns are for sale individually or as a bundle here
Please see here for the hat knitting pattern and here for the mittens knitting pattern.
Please welcome the latest pattern to my collection – Heather! This bolero was created in Erika Knight’s ‘Vintage Wool’, which is British worsted weight 100% wool.
The name ‘Heather’ was chosen by Tracy at Woolly World of Me, and I think it suits it very well! The bolero is pretty and girly, yet chunky so it progresses quickly.
The warmth of the wool and the looseness of the stitches create a perfect drape, keeping the shrug soft and cosy, yet allowing the air in so you don’t get too warm.
The pattern is available in 5 sizes –
XS (Bust 71-76cm/28-30’)
S (Bust 81-86cm/32-34”)
M (Bust 91-96cm/36-38”)
L (Bust 101-106cm/40-42”)
XL (Bust 111-116cm/44-46”)
This pattern is fun and quick, easily memorised and will suit knitters new to lace. Created as one piece, this can be knitted in a few evenings in front of the tv, and is perfect for those summer/autumn evenings after the sun has gone down 🙂