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by: Sierra Roberts

Free pattern! The perfect grab-and-go summer knitting project in Cotton-Merino

Introducing Katia Cotton-Merino

On sale now, for a limited time! Plus, free one ball pattern below…

It’s finally summer! Here in Maine, that usually means lots of outdoors fun – and it doesn’t stop once the sun starts to set. Whether you’re in need of a quick fix project or something to keep your paws warm around the campfire, you should take a look at our new Eight Days a Week fingerless mitts pattern. It only requires one skein of soft, uniquely fuzzy Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn, and the pattern is that wonderful word we all wish we heard more often: FREE!

 

Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn

Despite being a wool blend, Katia Cotton-Merino is incredibly versatile for summer and features really cool construction. Basically, it begins with a chainette cotton tube. Imagine a super tiny pair of fishnet stockings, with the feet cut off. Then that tube gets filled with fluffy, soft Merino wool fiber, which pokes out through the netting of the tube. The wool is the part that gets dyed, so the cotton tube remains white across all colors. That is part of what’s so awesome about this yarn – when that wool pokes out, it creates a shadowy halo of color over the white cotton tube that really sets this yarn apart from others.

So even though it’s a wool blend, the cotton is not lost; these mitts are lightweight and very breathable so they’re perfectly suited for every season – from crisp spring and fall days to cool summer evenings (especially here on the coast, where there is often a chilly breeze). I wanted to get my hands on this yarn so badly, I came up with a quick and easy one-size-fits-all fingerless mitts pattern that just about anyone can make.

For this project, I used one of the two gradient colors that we carry in this line: our color number 0301 (the other gradient is color number 0300, which is gray to white).

Here’s the pattern:

 

Eight Days A Week Fingerless Mitts - Pattern Download » Info / buy

Eight Days a Week Fingerless Mitts

Materials
• 1 ball Katia Cotton-Merino
• Set of 4 (or 5) double-pointed needles, US 8
• Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge
• 20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in k2, p1 rib, unstretched.

Pattern
Cast on 30 stitches and divide evenly over 3 or 4 needles (whatever you prefer- we divided over 3 for the mitts shown).  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Establish rib pattern:
*K2, p1; repeat from * around.
Continue in k2, p1 rib for 41 more rounds.

Thumb:
K2, bind off next 4 stitches in pattern, work in rib pattern to end.
Next round: K2, cast on 4 stitches, work in rib pattern to end.

Continue in k2, p1 rib for 16 rounds.

Bind off all stitches in pattern.  Weave in ends, and you’re done!

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Those mitts are great for a lot of reasons, but once I finished them I had all kinds of ideas for the Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn. We carry the Concept books from Katia which have some larger projects in Cotton-Merino, and I can’t help but imagine how nice a sweater would feel made out of this soft, cool yarn – start now and be ready for fall. Especially these jackets from Concept: Book 1, shown above.

 

Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn

 

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Whatever the project, we’re excited to offer this beautiful, unique, and versatile yarn to all of you fellow yarn lovers – I hope you enjoy working with it as much as I do!

Check out these other great summer sale yarns too:

Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton YarnJo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton YarnBlock Island Blend Yarn

 

Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn
Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn
Block Island Blend Yarn Block Island Blend Yarn

 

Related items of interest: • Our yarnsMedium weight yarnsCotton yarnsKnitting PatternsKnitting BooksLight weight yarnsFine weight yarnscotton blend yarns

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