Time flies and just like that it's that time of the year again: If you want to give handknit gifts, now it's the time to ponder on ideas and start knitting. So the latest issue of Interweave Knits Gifts comes at the right time - and I'm happy I contributed a pattern to it: Boreal Hat and Mittens.
Named for coniferous forests often found in cold climates (boreal = related to or located in northern regions), the two-coloured Boreal Hat and Mittens are knitted using a simple yet beautiful colourwork motif to transition from one colour to the other and back again. The colours are reversed on the second item for a more playful look and to make the best of two skeins of worsted weight yarn.
Both items are worked in the round from brim respectively cuff to the top. The pattern includes three sizes. It is available as individual download or as part of the digital Interweave Knits Gifts collection from the Interweave website, here.