This wild rabbit is a 50% Baby Llama, 40% Merino Wool, 10% Angora blend that comes in 109 yard hanks. The suggested gauge is 5 to 5.5 stitches per inch on needles ranging from a US 5 to a US 7.
The 12 happy colors instantly caught my eye and once I felt this delicious yarn I was in love. It is soft, but has nice body and spring. Working with Tuhu puts me in mind of heavy cream, or al dente pasta, it has that level of satisfaction. The angora content gives the yarn just a little bit of a halo, but not enough to obscure stitch details.
In Book #24-Tuhu Jane Ellison has designed six sweaters, a scarf, and a pair of fingerless mitts to showcase this yarn.
You can find both the book and the yarn at local yarn stores across the country.
There are two different versions of both the T’ara Scarf and Mittens in the book. One version of the T’ara Scarf is long and skinny and requires three hanks of yarn. The other version, shown here, is a little shorter and wider and takes two hanks. The T’ara Mittens also have a long and short version.
I decided to make the short version of the mitts, which calls for just one ball of Tuhu. I used color #2002–Apple Green, which is one of the “in” colors this fashion season.
The mitts are worked flat and seamed, so they would be suitable for a beginner looking to move on from scarves and try out a new pattern stitch. It also means you don’t have to struggle with a thumb gusset.
I’m going to give this pair of mitts to my friend. With all the snow New England received over the weekend I’m sure she’ll enjoy using them as much as I enjoyed knitting them!