Shetland Winter Warmers (Convertible Gloves and Cable Peek Cap) by Kyoko Nakayoshi
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Shetland Winter Warmers (Convertible Gloves and Cable Peek Cap)

November 2009
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
163 yards (149 m)
One Size
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Cosy and practical, you can make a pair of convertible gloves and matching peek cap from this Shetland Winter Warmers pattern. If you are a advanced knitter, you can make the whole set over a weekend!

▶ The gloves are convertible. You can wear them as fingerless gloves or with the flaps unbuttoned you have a pair of mittens! It’s chunky and long to keep your wrists nice and warm.
▶ If you love cable knitwear, the hat is ideal for you. There are adorable chunky cable patterns throughout the hat. It has a stylish short brim complete with crochet strap.
▶ You can’t get bored working on this pattern. You’ll be finishing this project in no time at all!


Skill Level & Techniques Required:
Intermediate to advanced - Basic knitting and crochet knowledge is expected to do this pattern.

The following techniques are used to make this pattern:

* Cable knitting
* Magic loop
* Knitting using double-pointed needles (dpn)

Materials Required:
Jamieson’s of Shetland Aran is used for this pattern (colour: stonewash is used in the pattern).
▷ Gloves (short version): 1 skein
▷ Gloves (long version): 2 skeins
▷ Hat: 1 skein

Needles and Hook:

A set of 5 mm dpn or circular needles (if a circular needle is used, you would need dpn to do the thumb).


5 mm circular needles

Crochet hook size 5 mm

Notions Required:
▶Cable needle
▶Waste yarn
▶2 x Buttons for either a hat or a pair of gloves
▶2 x Stitch markers (for the hat)

Finished Size (approx.):
Gloves (shorter version):
▶Total height with the flap: 30 cm (11.8”)
▶Height without the flap: 24 cm (9.5”)
▶Width: 10 cm (4”)
▶Height: 21 cm (8.3”)
▶Circumference: 59 cm (23.5”)

Contents of the instruction:
The cable motifs in this pattern are relatively simple so there is no stitch diagram, but the pattern is full of step-by-step instructions with LOADS of helpful photos.
There are also step-by-step stitch guides with lots of images for knitting techniques used for this pattern to help you, so you won’t get lost!


Check out the following tutorials to go with the kit to help you make the purse:

Knitting perpendicular: a blog post here and a video tutorial here.

Chain stitches without using a crochet hook: a blog post here and a video tutorial here.

Two stranded tubular cast on for single ribbing: and optional video tutorial here.