I designed these patterns for the Erika Knight yarn collection in 2012.
Erika liked my Zig Zag hat and asked me if I would like to design a matching snood and mittens to help promote the yarn and the pattern was first released in print in the US, UK and Europe.
The snood and mittens are part of a collection of 20 patterns which were designed in Erika’s new yarns; Vintage Wool, Maxi Wool and Fur Wool.
Both the Snood and the Mittens patterns are knitted in Vintage Wool, which is 100% British Wool that Erika sourced herself from Yorkshire. The yarn is fab to work with, it knits up quickly and blocks beautifully.
The snood uses approx 500g of Vintage Yarn and it’s really snug and cosy. It measures 36cm (14.5in) by 43cm (17in) when laid flat, and it’s really stretchy.
The stitch pattern is a variation on rib, so although the mittens are one size, they will fit anyone. You will need approximately 200g of Vintage Yarn and these can be knitted up in just a few days.
Both patterns are worked in the round using 5mm (UK 6/US8) needles.