aspen by ash alberg


April 2018
long way homestead GROUND
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette with thrums, worked in the round, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
186 - 233 yards (170 - 213 m)
child (adult); circumference: 7 (9)” (18 [23]cm); length: 8.5 (11)” (21.5 [28]cm)
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aspen is part of the 2018 Manitoba Fibre Festival Challenge Collection. join us on ravelry, facebook, twitter, and instagram (using the hashtag #MBFF2018Challenge) for a MAL. official fo posts can be made on the manitoba fibre festival forum to qualify for a prize. purchase your pattern between june 1-7 to receive a 20% discount using the code Challenge20 and cast on any time for some summer fun. kits can be purchased through long way homestead.

this pattern is part of the from field to skin project. you can find out more about this super-local-to-me naturally dyed yarn from my friend anna by visiting long way homestead.

piercing winter winds can penetrate even the densest of knits in the canadian north. luckily for cold hands, the thrummed mittens of newfoundland use a thick layer of fluffy roving to line oversized mittens. and the best part is that the longer you wear them, the more felted their interior becomes, making them warmer every time they’re used. while traditional thrummed mitts use only a single colour of yarn, these mitts, sized for your little one as well as yourself, have a leafy colourwork motif hidden between the thrums. choose high-contrasting or subtle colour differences with a naturally dyed palette and some roving from your local sheep farmer to make the ultimate pair of winter mitts for everyone in the family!

needles: US 6 (4mm) dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 93 (140) yards (85 128 metres), 50 (75)g of worsted weight yarn (mc) AND 93 yards (85 metres), 50g of worsted weight yarn (cc) AND 25g of roving
samples shown in long way homestead’s GROUND (100% canadian wool, 186 yards 170 metres, 100g) x 1 skein each in onion skins with iron (mc) and onion skins (cc) and 25g of rideau-arcott roving (child) OR onion skins (mc) and marigold (cc) and 25g of rideau-arcott roving (adult)

notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

gauge: 21 stitches x 20 rows = 4” (10cm), over stockinette with thrums, worked in the round, blocked