Alconleigh
Designed by Tess Young This fabulous ensemble is knitted in our Fenella yarn. The pattern provides instructions for both the hat and gauntlets. Both pieces are knitted in the round and feature a small amount of stranded colour work and an interesting rouched textural effect. The hat pattern comes in 4 sizes and the gauntlets in two. Hat Sizes to fit: 46, 51, 56, 61 cm (18, 20, 22, 24 in) head circumference Gauntlets to fit: 2 sizes, medium or large ladies hand Both written and charted instructions are provided. The pattern is available as a PDF download. Alconleigh is also available in kit form.

Requirements:

Hat Only 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins of shade Myristica 1 (1, 1, 2) skein of shade Myrtle 1 (1, 1, 1) skein of shade Jonquil

Gauntlets Only 2 (2) skeins of shade Myristica 1 (2) skein of shade Myrtle 1 (1) skein of shade Jonquil

Hat and Gauntlets 3 skeins of shade Myristica 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins of shade Myrtle 1 skein of shade Jonquil

Set of 2.75mm (US 2) double pointed needles or 40cm (16in) circular needle Set of 3.25mm (US 3) double pointed needles (gauntlets only) Set of of 3.75mm (US 5) double pointed needles or 40cm (16in) circular needle (hat only) 2 Stitch markers

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Busker Mitts
These fingerless mitts are a great introduction to a number of techniques: mitt knitting, circular knitting and knitting cables. The mitts are knitted in the round from the cuff up and the cable instructions are then available in both written or charted format. The pattern comes in two sizes with the smaller size being perfect for the average female hand. Materials Excelana 4ply Luxury wool, 100% pure new British wool 2 balls in shade Chestnut OR Rooster Baby 100% merino, 2 balls in shade Chocolate Set of 3.25mm dpns Stitch holders
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Celia’s Scarf and Gloves
This pattern includes instructions for knitting both this delicate lace scarf and the matching gloves. The Scarf is knitted with 4.5mm (US 7) needles and the gloves use 3mm needles. Instructions for knitting the gloves either in the round or worked flat are both included in the pattern along with written and charted instructions for the lace patterns.
one size
This pattern is provided as PDF download only. Materials needed Excelana 4ply 100% British wool 3 balls shade Cornflower Blue 1 pair 4.5mm needles 1 pair 3mm needles or set of 3mm double pointed needles stitch markers safety pin
28 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm in stocking stitch
522 yards (477 m)
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Elegant Coat-Gloves
by Susan Crawford These Fair Isle gloves are perfect for wearing in the city or the country. The pattern is by Susan Crawford and the recommended yarn is Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight yarn, the equivalent of a standard 4 ply. Elegant yet practical these gloves are slightly longer than normal to prevent unsightly gaps appearing between the gloves and your coat cuff. The design incorporates two distinct yet complementary fair isle patterns knitted on the same row. Due to the nature of the pattern on the palm of these gloves, they are knitted flat on straight needles rather than on DPNs, with a side seam. If preferred, the fingers and thumb can be knitted in the round on DPNs without any difficulty. To fit average ladies hand Palm length to thumb gusset (without ribbing) 11 cm (4.5 inches) Width around glove, measured around hand immediately above thumb gusset 18.5 cm (7.5 inches). Supplied as a PDF download. Requirements: Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight Yarn (100% Shetland wool) knits up as a 4 ply (fingering weight) yarn (115 m / 125 yds per 25g ball) Main Colour (MC) - shade 202 (natural) - 2 balls Contrast Colour A - shade 21 (Navy blue) - 1 ball Contrast Colour B - shade 34 (Emerald green) - 1 ball Contrast Colour C - shade 9097 (Deep red) - 1 ball 1 pair 2.25 mm (US 1) straight needles Stitch markers
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Fair-Isle is Fashionable
Beautiful Fair Isle tam and mittens, from the 1940s era. Yarn yardage given is for knitting both beret and mitts. For this, you will need two balls of main colour, plus one each of the three contrast colours. The beret is knitted in the round from the brim up and the mittens are knitted in the round from the cuff up. A combination of written and charted instructions provided. This is a great project for a knitter new to Fair Isle.
Beret to fit head circumference approx 58cm (23in), Mitts to fit medium adult female hand
This pattern is available as PDF download only.
Requirements:
Excelana Wool 4ply
US 2 – 2.75 mm
US 3 – 3.25 mm
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Gloves for a Spring Wedding
by Susan Crawford These ladylike gloves are knitted in one piece with a delicate lace pattern on the back. Knitted in a luxurious Wool and Cashmere mix these gloves use very little yarn and knit up quickly. The fingers and thumb are knitted in the round so there is very little finishing needed. Sizes: S-M, M-L Supplied as a PDF download. Requirements: Skein Queen Blush (80% merino, 20% cashmere) 4 ply yarn (397m/435 yds per 100g skein) This is a 4 ply (fingering weight) yarn. 1 skein - shade Kite Flying 1 pair 2.25 mm (US 1) needles Set of 5 2.5 mm (US 2) dpns 2 stitch markers 4 small buttons
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Hugs and Kisses
by Susan Crawford Includes three patterns for a dutch bonnet, scarf and mittens, knitted in beautifully soft alpaca and silk yarn. The stitch used is a simple yet extremely effective slip stitch which has the appearance of kisses. All three pieces are multi sized and include a fitting for 11-13 year olds. The Dutch bonnet was an extremely popular style of head wear in the late 40s and early 50s. To fit sizes Hat Small: 11-13 years Medium: small to medium adult Large: large adult (medium shown in photographs) Scarf 122 cm x 28.5 cm (48 inches x 11.25 inches) - child 152.5 cm x 32 cm (60 inches x 12.5 inches) - adult Mitts Small: 11-13 years Medium: small to medium adult Large: large adult (medium shown in photographs) Supplied as a PDF download. Requirements: Du Store Alpakka Babysilk (80% alpaca, 20% silk) yarn (133 m per 50g ball) - this is a 4 ply (fingering weight) Main Colour - shade 313 - 4 (5, 5) balls for set [2 (3, 3) balls for scarf, 1 ball each for gloves and bonnet] Garn Studios Drops Alpaca (100% alpaca) yarn (180 m / 200 yds per 50g ball) Contrast Colour - shade 1101 - 3 balls (Just over 1 ball for hat and also for scarf, under 1 ball for mitts) 1 pair 3.75 mm (US 5) straight needles 1 pair 3.25 mm (US 4) straight needles 3.25 mm (US 4) circular needle Set of 3.75 mm (US 5) double pointed needles (dpns) 2 x 3.25 mm (US 4) double pointed needles (dpns) Safety pin
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