Naturally Dyed Cabled Mitts

Having finished these a couple of months ago, I definitely didn’t think I would be getting use out of them in July! However, I am sharing some pics of these to push me to write up the pattern and get it onto Ravelry. The wool used was our ethically sourced, mulesing free Aran weight wool, which I dyed up with the natural dyes of logwood and cochineal.

Winding Road Scarf Pattern

The current circumstances have allowed for a lot more knitting and spinning now that I am not travelling around, which is one of the positive things that has come out of the last few months. So I have a flurry of finished objects and patterns I want to share, including this beginners attempt at lace stitches. I made this design up as I went, and although not strictly symmetrical, I like the way it wanders and meanders around. This was knitted over such a long period, that it definitely accompanied me all over the place whilst I was getting time to knit a couple of rows here and there, so I think it is more than likely a product of my subconscious that made its way out and onto the needles! I thought I would share a few photos of the finished garment, and some places I have been lately in our little nook of the Chiltern Hills that have inspired this design…

Knitted in a wool and mohair DK blend, the fading striped yarn, made the lerfect backdrop for winding lace zig zags up the length of the scarf.

I will write this very simple pattern up, as it is perfect for beginners to get to know a vital lace stitch that is the foundation of so many intricate lace designs. For such a simple technique, it makes for a really striking pattern overall, so I am really pleased with it 🙂