If you follow my chitchat here, you've probably heard before that I would love to live somewhere near the sea. It definitely is my happy place, not the least because it is always such a spectacular sight when the tide rolls in and waves crash the shore. The waves foam up the water and the sea glitters in multiple colors.
So it's no wonder, that the sea inspires me again and again in my knitting designs. The motif used in my latest designs, Tides hat and mittens, is reminiscent of breaking waves, and the motif is worked in multiple colors to further enhance the idea.
The pattern is included in the newest Knit Picks collection Scrappy Knits: Projects for Partial Skeins, a collection compiled to make use of leftover bits of yarn and single skeins. Included are hats, mittens, cowls and adorable home decor projects in a vairety of techniques including stranded colourwork, stripes, colour blocking and texture. These quick projects will be suited to anyone's style based on the chosen palette and they work up fast enought to make some fun treats for yourself or your loved ones.
My contribution to the collection is the Tides set, worked from just three skeins of Brava Sport, one in each colour, for both items. Hat and mittens are worked in rounds from the bottom up. The bands in stranded knitting are used to change from one color to the other.
The pattern is available for individual download or as part of the Scrappy Knits collections from the Knit Picks website, here.