‘After The Holidays’ Inspiration

If you are searching for a bit of ‘after the holidays’ inspiration, look no further.  Just flip through the pages of Canadian Living Magazine.  In the December issue (page 223) you will find a free pattern for these  Fingerless Mitts, knit with one luxurious fifty gram skein of  Malabrigo Silky Merino in Velvet Grapes.  Can you think of anyone who might enjoy wearing these cosy mitts while talking on a cell phone or snapping outdoor pictures?  If you didn’t get around to knitting this project in time for Christmas, the pressure is off, its a little quieter now, so why not pull out those double pointed needles and whip up a pair for a birthday or a Valentines Day gift. 

Fingerless Mitts

In the February issue of Canadian Living Magazine (page 129) look for a free pattern for a Soft and Silky Scarf, knit in super easy Moss Stitch with Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo.  The eco-friendly scarf takes only 4 balls in colour 142- Cherry Lips, a delicious hot pink that is sure to warm you up.   

For a cuddly snow baby, what could be cuter than a striped hat and scarf set trimmed with colourful pom poms.  New knitter- Sarah proudly shows off her knitting skills with baby Finn wearing his crayon inspired hat and scarf knit in Diamond Luxury Superfine Merino DK.

Sarah and Finn

Thanks for sharing Sarah!

Baby Scarf and Hat Set-

Size:  9-12 months

Yarn:  Diamond Luxury  Fine Merino Superwash DK 1 ball each in NAVY (#1660), SKY (#2439), LEAF (#2074), ORANGE (#2100), and SCARLET (#2060) 

Needles:  4.00 mm

Tension:  22 sts and 28 rows = 4 in/ 10 cm in st st


Cast on 36 sts in NAVY.  Work in K2/P2 ribbing throughout, starting with 9 rows in NAVY.  Continue in ribbing following Stripe Sequence –

*6 rows in SKY, 6 rows in LEAF, 6 rows in ORANGE, 6 rows in SCARLET*, rep *to* until 36 in/ 91 cm.  Change to NAVY and work 9 rows in ribbing.  Cast off.  Make 2 in/ 5 cm pom poms (2 each in 3 different colours) to attach at opposite ends of Scarf.


Cast on 90 sts in NAVY.  Work in K2/P2 ribbing throughout, starting with 9 rows in NAVY.  Continue in ribbing following Stripe Sequence as above.  When work measures 7 in/ 18 cm-

Shape Top:

Next Row (right side)- K2, *P2, K2tog*, rep *to*, end with, P2, K2

Next Row- P2, *K2, P1*, rep *to*, end with, K2, P2

Next Row- K2, *P2tog, K1*, rep *to*, end with, K1

Next Row- P2, *K1, P1*, rep *to*, end with, P1

Next Row- *K2tog*, rep *to* = 23 sts.  Cut yarn and thread through remaining sts, tighten and secure.  Sew side seam, reversing seam at top of NAVY border.  Make 2 in/ 5 cm pom poms (1 each in 3 different colours) to attach to top of hat.

One Response to “‘After The Holidays’ Inspiration”

  1. n. p. says:

    Silky Merino is a pleasure to knit, I made a pair of these mitts for my niece. She loved them! and wore them all day at Christmas. I will put this adorable scarf set on my project list this winter.

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