So it’s getting a bit chilly and frosty here in Vancouver, and I am finding myself unusually cold for the season. I mean, it’s pretty embarrassing to be a knitter with chattering teeth who cannot for the life of him find a single pair of mittens anywhere in the apartment!
On that note, I’d like to share a selection of some of my favourite warmers!
Mittens (because gloves, while nice, are fiddly, and I need to knit these fast, before I freeze)
These are the ultimate in warmth and coziness. I’d love to see some done in the wonderfully coloured roving from Great Adirondack Yarn Co.
Lovely little bit of colourwork from Brooklyn Tweed – try them in the Harrisville Designs New England Shetland.
Pearl Chain Mittens
Oh I just love the cheery brightness of these – maybe in Madelinetosh Sport?
Hats (while it’s not true that you lose most of your body heat through your head, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep it warm!)
Simple and slouchy! And gosh… any DK weight yarn.
Little Scallops Hat
Just enough to cover your ears, and add a pop of colour – would be great in Lorna’s Laces Sportmate.
This bulky hat will up quickly in Rowan Cocoon for immediate satisfaction.
Scarves/Cowls (while I love the Honey Cowl, let’s take a look at some other options)
Big Herringbone Cowl
Need an excuse to use Blue Sky Alapacas Worsted Hand Dyes? Look no further! mmm, royal alpaca…
Maybe a little bit light for Northern climes, but if you live somewhere where the mercury doesn’t drop so much, this cowl lets you carry some lacy frosty glitter with you.
Linen Stitch Scarf
And finally, a great unisex scarf! Linen stitch really works brilliantly at blending disparate colours to create a unified pattern! Especially fun with Koigu.