Thursday, October 15, 2009

Emerald City Mitts

New pattern alert! Available now to members of Fresh From the Cauldron's Wizard of Oz club, available to everyone else in early 2010.

Emerald City Mitts

The Emerald City beckons with these arm-warmers inspired by the stylized buildings of OZ. Gothic Lace starts on cuff and flows into twisted lacy cables, ending on the hand with a motif that echoes the silhouette of the Emerald City.

Wear these when you need a dose of the magic of OZ.

Emerald City Mitts
Look at my beautiful friend Emily, modeling these armwarmers! (Thanks Em!)

Yarn: Fresh From the Cauldron MCN Sport Yarn [80% Merino, 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon; 250yd/229m per 113g/4oz skein]; color: Emerald City; 1 skein.

Needles: 1 set US #4/3.5mm 32” circular needles (magic loop), 2 sets of 24” circulars, or double pointed needles, or size to get gauge.

Gauge: 24 sts/32 rows = 4" in st st

Wrist circumference:
7 inches (17.5 cm) unstretched. Will stretch to fit 10 inches (25.5 cm).

Emerald City Mitts

This pattern is the third of four in a collection inspired by the Wizard of Oz. I'm swatching the last design now and will share it with you in December. I'm a little sad to be nearing the end of the series but also looking forward to starting on the list of projects I get to design when these are all done.

I keep thinking That I want to write a whole book of patterns inspired by the Wizard of Oz. Actually, I have about a dozen pretend books I want to write. I usually keep this to myself because in my fantasy I may one day knock them out, one at a time. I guess I better start knocking out those proposals, one at a time, and see if any click.

2010: a year of more dreams, including a starting knitting book? I guess I should put on these mitts and drink in a dose of the magic of Oz.

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Alex said...

That sounds like a really excellent club. And book. I'd buy that book.

Trillian42 said...

OK, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of an Oz pattern book! (There's a reason I am in both the FFtC Oz club AND the WoolGirl one...)

Where is the pattern available for club members?

Star said...

Thanks guys!

Trillian42 - Whoa! I was under the impression it was this month's pattern... It's not? (!)

Major spoiler I guess!!!! I'm so sorry. I would guess it's coming next month then.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!!Miss u! moma ewe

A.O.S.F. said...

I can't WAIT to see this pattern...I am chomping at the bit to knit these! They are perfect!

Unknown said...

These are so great. Follow the yellow brick road!