Remember how I recently discussed the relaunch of the Coast to Coast collection in collaboration with Manos del Uruguay?
Today is all about Maresme
With Maresme, I wanted to push the boundaries of yarn a little bit. Fino is a GREAT single-ply yarn. It’s Silk Blend’s little sister (as seen on Blanca) and it has huge yardage in a single skein.
How did I push boundaries? Many designers swear against texture when using a single ply yarn, but I wanted to! I wanted to showcase the slight silk sheen that Fino has, and so I set off to bombard this project with texture!
Let’s talk about the mitts first. These mitts are flipped upside down! You start constructing at the base of the fingers, go down to the thumb area, create a big thumb gusset and shape it down to your arm… and all along, you use texture and cables!
The palm side of the hand is worked in cushy garter stitch. I love garter stitch. It’s a lot of fun, isn’t it??
And the top of the hand is stockinette with an off-set cable pattern, that determines exactly which mitt is right and which mitt is left.
Since they’re worked top-down, you can use this to your advantage: split your yarn quantity exactly in half, and work the pattern until you’re almost out. Super warm long mitts. YUM.
SIZING Mitts – Hand Circumference: 5.75 (7, 8.25)”. Length: 11″
And now for the cowl… This cowl is worked in the round, as a long narrow tube. This means, for you, you get DOUBLE the warmth around your neck. Using slipped stitches, you limit the “front” and the “back”: the Back is worked in garter stitch, to match the mitts. The front is using reverse Stockinette stitch to make the same cable pattern as the mitts POP the heck out.
At the end of the project, you graft the tube closed and feel super accomplished.
SIZING Cowl – 5″ wide (laid flat) 39″ long (customizable)
The skills you need are varied and fun!
- Cast on
- Working in the round
- Slipping Stitches
- Decreases (ssk, k2tog, CDD)
- Increases (m1)
- Bind off
- Grafting live stitches
There are both charts AND written instructions inside the pattern, making it one more tick on the list for you!
To purchase the pattern, go to Maresme’s Shop page and click Add to Cart.
The process is simple and similar to Ravelry.
Or, get the entire Coast to Coast collection here for $18,
which gets you the accessories entirely free!!
The abbreviations for everything are included with the cheat sheet as a companion download.
Why not Ravelry? Manos holds the Ravelry rights to sell, but I also hold rights to sell on my site, I’ve implemented a cart system. You’ll get access to the library here on my site, with all your purchases which you can download your files from when needed.
The patterns and ebook have been written, formatted and edited to the usual rock+purl format here, not on Ravelry. So if you are used to my style, you should really consider buying it here. Price is the same, too… but with free accessories!!