It was around this time of the year when I started to work up a design that I hoped might be looked upon fondly by the folks as Making Magazine.
Making is my favourite craft magazine. Always inspiring, with drool-worthy pictures, and high quality projects. I like the size of it in my hands and the feel of the paper. I like that it contains not only projects for knitters but much of the textile arts that I am a complete sucker for. So you can imagine that I am seriously chuffed to be included in this upcoming issue of Making. Wow!
This edition is called “Intricate” and the mood boards sent out to designers were full of golden hues and lots of texture. As I biked to and from work I was, as I am now, taking in all the smiling faces of sunflowers and dahlias and these became the motifs that I wanted to feature.
Mittens are my favourite garment to design and to knit – so that was an easy choice.
The result of my tinkering is the “Late Bloomer Mittens”. The picture above and the close up picture are both provided by the talented people at Making. Are they not lovely?
The Intricate edition will not be released till Oct 23, 2020, but look for preorders to open on September 14th from The Knit Cafe.
The yarn I used in the mittens was Lichen and Lace. A strand of Rustic Heather Sport and Marsh Mohair are held double throughout. We just received a lovely big box of both and here are some of the colour combos you could choose for this project or any other furry fabric that suits the gauge.