Lùbach - Meandering To and Fro
Lùbach wasn’t in my plans for this year. After Dealas my next pattern was supposed to be a Brioche cowl (as I told my newsletter subscribers). Things didn’t go to plan with the Brioche cowl though, and I had to redesign it a couple of times until I was happy with what I had. As my next planned release date grew closer I knew there was no way I was going to make it in time - nevermind giving my testers enough time to knit it! So I came up with a new plan and Lùbach was the answer!
I love designing mitts - small, quick, and gorgeous. The back of the hand is a blank canvas where I can paint a pattern - cables, texture, whatever strikes my fancy! For Lùbach I chose this gorgeous little cable. I love how the slipped stitches create an extra little bend in the cable, and it reminded me of a river slowly winding its way through a valley. This gorgeous blue yarn (Millpond) from Eden Cottage Yarns was the obvious choice from what I currently had on hand - it is (of course) Hayton 4ply again! A little bit of tweaking to fit the cable for each size of the mitts and it was ready!
My husband had a lot of fun doing the photoshoot for these too making me hold on to branches and in one case, hang underneath the branch! Isn’t this ivy gorgeous? When I saw it growing up the tree we had chosen I insisted in trying to get it into some of the shots!
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