Wheaten Cap and Mitts has been ready to roll for some time. We held back to dither about all the publication choices. We love it so much that we wanted the presentation to be perfect. We considered waiting until we had a sample knit in each of our yarns. We realized what a tease that would be for everyone watching us and that what we should do is to release the pattern, start a KAL in our Ravelry group, and give everyone a chance to knit in all the yarns together.
MUCH more in the spirit of our community, right?
I just love the way this photo shoot turned out, don’t you? We put my ancient gap denim jacket to use. You can tell how old it is because the sleeves are roomy enough to accommodate those big 70s and 80s batwing sleeves, haha.
Wheaten Cap and Mitts is super-fun to knit—the cable and lace motif just keeps you motoring along. For many knitters this will be a one-skein project, but if you have to invest in a second skein to finish up a set, you’ll want to cast right on with those leftovers for a spare cap or mitts to put away in the gift basket.
The pattern includes instructions for BOTH pieces and has three sizes from extra small (for kids and preteens) to large (we know who we are).
The sizing on these pieces is surprisingly versatile—I knit the medium size in both pieces and it fits a wide range of people, making it a totally safe bet for gifting.
We are looking forward to the range of fabrics that will be produced in this pattern. In addition to the Breakfast Blend Fingering (shade Morning Smoke) shown below on Sarah, we already know it looks great in our Stone Soup Fingering yarn (above, Wheaten wrap, the inspiration for the set)
We still have skeins left of Breakfast Blend Fingering or you can knit it in the similar but a little bit better Better Breakfast Fingering yarn. Wheaten Cap and Mitts would also be beautiful in the G.O.A.T. Fingering.
Many thanks to my friends Hattie and Anne Marie who speedily test knit these pieces so we could make sure to give you instructions as close to perfect as possible. And of course to David and Sarah, who do such wonderful photography together. Thanks so much you guys!