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A while back, I got an email Kate Gilbert (yes, that Kate Gilbert!) from Twist Collective saying that they had had some yarn support that fell through and they needed to get yarn to the designer ASAP, and would I be interested in providing said needed yarn support?
Interested would be understating it. I pretty much went totally giddy. Then I pulled myself together and suggested that instead of the now-discontinued merino/silk sock that was on the old Big Cartel site, she look at the yarn on the new website; it wasn’t launched yet, but I gave her the password.
Soon several skeins of Flamethrower and Clover in High Twist Sock from the GLOW series were winging their way to the designer, Mara Marzocchi. Then I just had to wait. Finally the Fall issue was out and I eagerly scanned it for my yarn! I couldn’t be happier with the results: Oleada, a hat and mitten/mitt set.
I love the cabled details– they really make these accessories unique and special.
look at the gorgeous details
the same details are on the mittens
An alternative fingerless mitt set
Where I live doesn’t get cold enough to warrant mittens, but I have a weakness for fingerless mitts and will definitely be making the Oleada fingerless mitts. I love how the mitts take on an almost botanical flair with the Clover colourway.
I will be making a set of my very own soon!
I can’t thank Twist Collective enough for giving me this fabulous opportunity to provide yarn support; not only is it a beautiful publication, I also have a tremendous amount of respect for Kate Gilbert and the rest of the Twist Collective staff that make it so informational, visually stimulating, and impeccably written patterns.
The Oleada pattern is on Ravelry here.