Gifts for a dear friend

gardenguy42's picture

I met up with a dear friend from high school and she made a comment in passing that she would love to have a piece of knitting but couldn't decide between a blue hat or blue gloves. I decided to surprise her and make both. The hat pattern is called "Mirelle" and was designed by Kristen Kapur. I used my own color combination in Louet Riverstone Peruvian wool (love it!). The "Fetching" fingerless mitts are from and were designed by Cheryl Niamath. I hope she likes my choices, LOL. I don't do much color work but this was a nice little project for the last few evenings. I haven't blocked them yet but here they are!

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murfpapa's picture

A most fantastical job! Love the colors!!

mr.cullen's picture

What a great gift for your friend. I like the colors. I love the blue and white snowflake pattern. Good job.

albert's picture

Nice job. Specs please: needle size, yarn weight?

gardenguy42's picture

Sorry Albert! I always want to know that too and I forgot!

The Louet Riverstone is light/worsted weight and fairly reasonably priced (about $6.50/skein for 100 gms/193 yds) and a good selection of colors. I highly recommend it; it's a new line though and can be a challenge to find. I bought it from Paradise Fibers and The Local Needle (both online) in a few colors just to try it out.

The needles were my Knit Picks Nickel plated circs (size 7) for the hat body and bamboo DPs (size 7) for the hat decreases and the Fetching mitts.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

What a great gift. Ahhh...someday I hope to work with the Masters!

You are already doing that - your lace work is great.

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gardenerstitch's picture

Beautiful work! What a lucky friend!

BuduR's picture

Wanna be friends?? :D they're wonderful!

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RCC's picture

Excellent................thanks for sharing both sides of the hat.......the inside looks almost as beautiful as the outside!


What a beautiful gift, and great colour combination. How can she not love and appreciate them?

crmartin's picture

Those are beautiful, the colors are great!



V's picture

I've been meaning to make the "fetching" mitts. I LOVE the fair isle hat!