As you probably know, Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton 4ply is my absolute favourite yarn for fingerless mitts. Fingerless mitts are also one of my favourite things to design and knit – plus they’re perfect for filling little holes in my design schedule! Because of that I always keep several skeins in various colours in my stash, so I’m always ready to go. This summer I restocked a few skein (red, green and blue) and when they arrived I couldn’t help noticing how good they looked together!
I thought it would be really fun to make some striped mitts using them together with the cream skein that was already in my stash – leftover mitts. But in order to have leftovers, first I had to use each skein for mitts! I’m a fan of fantasy novels, so I thought about it for a while and then it hit me – each of these is the perfect colour for elemental magic! Green is for earth, blue is water, red is fire and cream is air.
Talamh (ta-lav) is Earth in Scottish Gaelic and the mitts feature a braided pattern that climbs from cuff to cuff like Ivy – the name of the yarn’s colourway! I’ve wanted to use this braid pattern for ages and I love how everything came together in these mitts! My next pattern will be the Air mitts for October, then I have a couple of different projects planned, and Water and Fire will be out early next year!
You can get 25% off Talamh with the code EarthSale until 11.59 pm (UTC) on the 20th September 2022. The pattern is also on LoveCrafts and Etsy!
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