Here in London the temperature has gone up a few notches and it’s finally feeling like summer! Us pom pom-ers are looking forward to drinking rhubarb and vanilla bellinis (recipe as featured in our first issue!) in the great urban outdoors this weekend.
A few of you have commented that our summer issue includes a couple of not-so–summery patterns, and well, that’s a little bit true. However, for the past month or so it’s still been pretty chilly here in the UK, so that a pair of fingerless mitts wouldn’t be amiss in the evenings. But really our thinking was that in the summer people generally like to just knit smaller things or accessories, so that they’ll be ready when they need them. We know that “summer knits” are not always so exciting. Let’s face it, knitwear really shines in the chillier months.
We think summer is a great time to prepare for the months ahead, so if you want to have Autumn free for all that Christmas knitting, or huge jumpers that keep you warm as you knit them, you’ll want to have your cold-weather accessories at the ready! One such accessory is the squish-worthy Skipworth Mitt set in the first issue of pom pom. They only take 1 skein of Superknits Catherine – a delectable 100 g skein of aran-weight goodness.
Now the Skipworth Mitts have a super-adorable new friend, the Skipworth Hat!
This time we knit up the mitts and hat in a really fun new yarn from one of our locals, Prick Your Finger. They dye small batches of yarn above their shop in the London neighbourhood of Bethnal Green. We chose Rockology for it’s woolly squishiness and the nice little bits of metallic they’ve painted on. All the colours have really great metallic-inspired names – we chose “Colbaltoan.”
Here’s a little close-up of the stitch pattern we’ve used to add a bit of interest to the hat:
We think the mitts look equally dreamy in this yarn too.
If you’d like to make your own hat and mitt set, you can go ahead and download the Skipworth Hat Pattern for FREE! And the mitts are in our premier issue, which you can order online from our shop or buy from one of our lovely-dovely stockists.
Look out for more free patterns here on the blog very soon! Happy weekend everyone!
pom pom x