As much as we all love summer you have to admit the fall is pretty awesome because it makes you want to get out your hooks or needles and yarn again.
Soon you’ll be able to wear lots of warm and cuddly hand made stuff again!
Another reason it’s awesome is because the new issues of all our favorite magazines hit the shelves providing eye candy and inspiration.
When we received the photos of these adorable baby mittens that are in the Holiday Gifts 2012 issue of Interweave Knits magazine first we swooned, then we agreed we wanted to cast on right then even though it was 90 degrees, humid, and there weren’t any babies in the area.
The pattern is the Imagine Mittens by Cambria Washington. All version use Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby yarn.
This 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfiber Acrylic, 12% Cashmere blend yarn has 14 new colors for the fall, so your Imagine Mittens options are really only limited by your imagination. haha.
Of course the versions in the magazine are so adorable you will probably be happily busy with them for a while before you need to branch out on your own.
Look at all the fun details! Your local yarn store probably has a good button collection to dress up your version.
Yarn requirements for the various versions:
Picnic Blanket Mittens: #340032 sky and #340100 white, 1 ball each; #340300 black, 1 yd. Alternate version: #340700 ruby , #340100 white, and #340300 black.
Ladybug Mittens: #340006 candy pink and #340002 apple, 1 ball each; #340700 ruby and #340062 gold, 2 yd each. Alternate version: #340204 aquamarine and #340002 apple.
Traffic Mittens: #340040 leaf, #340009 slate, #340300 black, and #340204 aquamarine, 1 ball each; #340062 gold, 1 yd. Alternate version: #340040 leaf, #340300 black, and #340204 aquamarine, 1 ball each; #340009 slate and #340100 white, 1 yd each.
The issue is supposed to hit stores on September 4. Plenty of time to dream up other color combinations before it’s time to cast on.