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Stained Glass Cap and Mittens

All New Homespun Handknit
Knitting
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm

This elegant winter set was inspired by Danish designs that include garter-stitch “buds” framed by garter and slipped stitches in a contrasting thinner yarn. A very fine kid mohair/silk yarn provides a delicate edge framing the sportweight angora/wool blend “buds.” To create a yarn that would shift colors gently, Carol Rhoades made a two-ply yarn using two sets of 12-inch color segments of space-dyed roving for the hat and two sets of 4 ½ inch color segments for each mitten. The occasional color overlap in plying helped the yarn blend smoothly from one color to the next.