Vinland by Elizabeth McCarten


Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in charted colourwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
327 - 436 yards (299 - 399 m)
Hat: 20 1/4 (21 3/4, 23 1/4)" Mitts: 7 (7 3/4, 8 1/4)"
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The idea for this hat and mitts set originated in the work of William Morris (1834-1896). As an artist and medievalist who influenced the Arts and Crafts movement and writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien, his textile designs have a lot to offer up as inspiration. I wanted to evoke the dense botanical look of his work in a simplified format, and with only 21 stitches to work with across the back of the hand for the smallest size, my canvas was pretty small. To add textural richness to the vine pattern, I incorporated little French knots, as well as Latvian braid and a picot edge.
Note that the yardage range above is for the main colour only. The set requires: 3 (3, 4) balls MC, 1 (1, 2) balls CC1, and 1 ball CC2. For just the hat or mitts, you’ll need 2 (2, 3) balls of MC, 1 of CC1, and 1 of CC2.