While perusing the back catalog of Kelbourne Woolens patterns when deciding what to make for the Summer of Basics, I was reminded that we have a hefty collection of designs that would make great wardrobe staples. If you're as excited about the Summer of Basics as we are, but (like me) have changed your mind more than once about which garment to make, below are some options from Kelbourne Woolens featuring The Fibre Co. yarns that would make great basics in any wardrobe!
The June Mittens are here, and this design is definitely my favorite pair thus far! The June Mittens feature stranded colorwork and showcase a nice variety of banded and all-over patterns. The mittens begin with a provisional cast on, followed by a folded cuff, then the body of is worked in a series of geometric colorwork patterns.
Much like the Bohus mittens we published in May, the June Mittens use a larger amount of the main color and smaller quantities of three contrast colors. We are also providing two totally different colorway options for you with both charts included in the pattern. The mittens use approximately 20 grams of CC1, and 10 grams each of CC2 and CC3, so they are perfect for using up any leftovers you may have.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering
st. bees’ beach (MC), buttermere (CC1), dodd wood (CC2), yew tree (CC3), 1 skein each.*
scaffel pike (MC), cowberry (CC1), hadrian’s wall (CC2), castlerigg (CC3), 1 skein each.*
GAUGE: 30 sts and 37 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork patt, after blocking.
1 - set US 0 (2 mm) dpns.
1 - set US 1 (2.25 mm) dpns.
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
SIZE: 10.75” (27.25 cm) total length, 8” (20.25 cm) circumference.
SKILLS: Provisional cast on, colorwork from charts.
I really love how drastically different the mittens are in the individual colorways. The neutral and pink pair seems so bold and modern to me, while the brown, yellow, and teal pair are so deliciously 70's!
• For a tutorial on working colorwork from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
• For a tutorial on working the provisional cast on, visit our tutorial here.
• For a tutorial on working the folded cuff, visit our tutorial here.
• For a tutorial on picking up stitches from waste yarn, visit our tutorial here.
You can buy the individual pattern via our pattern page here, or on Ravelry here. If you are a subscriber to the full year of patterns, your update notification should be waiting for you in your inbox!
While the kit looked awesome, I knew that The Fibre Co. Acadia would make an amazing crocheted wrap. I quickly set to work swatching using as many colors as I could get my hands on.
For the first swatch (shown above on the right), I used a 4 mm hook and tried to match the colors as shown in the "jewel" palette as much as possible. My gauge was too loose, though, and I didn't love how much the white (egret) popped as compared to the other colors. For my second swatch, I went down to a 3.5mm and switched out the Egret for Mussel, a nice bluey-purple. The end result was exactly what I hoped!
Pattern: Hygge Scheepjes CAL 2017
Hook: (L) 3.5mm / (R) 4.5mm
Gauge: (L) 19 dc and 19 rows = 4" (10 cm) / (R) 17 dc and 18 rows = 4" (10 cm)
The pattern is free and was released over the course of 14 weeks beginning on February 15th. I'm slowly plugging away on the project, but have put no pressure on myself to finish in a "set" time - its so nice to not have a deadline to work under! Many people are sharing their progress on Ravelry and on Instagram using the hashtag #scheepjescal2017. There are so many amazing projects!
Have any of you started (or finished!) your Hygge?