Thursday, 30 May 2013

Rosehearty Gloves and Hat

Rosehearty Set, in Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift
Pattern by Helena Callum, published in Knit Now magazine, May 2013
Photograph by Dan Walmsley, Practical Publishing


My latest pattern, for gloves and a hat, is to be published in Issue 22 (June 2013) of Knit Now magazine. The issue will be on sale in supermarkets, newsagents and craft stores from 31 May 2013. And you can subscribe, or buy a single issue from the shop, via the publisher's website

The Inspiration: Stonework in Rosehearty


This set was inspired on a visit to Aberdeenshire. Rosehearty is the village where I first noticed the distinctive stonework pattern, shown in the pictures above, on many of the houses.

The gloves are worked in the round, from the cuff towards the fingers. The cuff is of corrugated rib, and there is a band of colour/texture work at the cuff. The texture (purl stitches) runs up the side of the gusseted thumb too. The hand and fingers are in stocking stitch.
Pattern on thumb of Rosehearty Glove
Pattern by Helena Callum


The hat is in tam style. It is worked in the round, again starting with corrugated ribbing. It has a similar colour/texture work pattern, but at a larger scale, to the gloves. It can be topped off with a tassel or pom pom.

Rosehearty set
Pattern by Helena Callum


SIZES
Gloves: Small, Medium and Large to fit hand circumferences 15, 18 and 21 cm.
Hat: Small, Medium and Large to fit head circumferences 50, 55 and 60 cm.

TENSION / GAUGE
Gloves: 28 sts and 40 rows to 10 × 10 cm (4 × 4 in) in stocking stitch (stockinette stitch) Hat: 26 sts and 32 rows to 10 × 10 cm (4 × 4 in) in stocking stitch (stockinette stitch)

YARN
Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift ( 4 ply; 100% Pure Shetland Wool; 105 m / 25 grams ) –
Gloves: 2 balls in Peacock (258) and 1 ball in Sunrise (187)
Hat: 2 balls in Peacock (258) and 1 ball in Sunrise (187) Nbr/> Other 4-ply, wool rich yarns should also work well

NOTIONS
  • Gloves: 2.75 mm (US 2) and 3.25 mm (US 3) dpns , or sizes needed to obtain correct tension / gauge
  • Hat: 2.75 mm (US 2) and 3.5 mm (US 4) dpns , or sizes needed to obtain correct tension / gauge
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers
  • smooth waste yarn

These are links for the gloves and hat ravelry pattern pages (login required). Enjoy!!

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