Monday, November 22, 2010

Free Patterns - Lana d'Oro Arctic Set by Diane Zangl

Lana d'Oro Arctic Set
Designed by Diane Zangl
Published in Cascade Yarns website
Download Hat and Mittens Patterns

Knit in Lana D’Oro (50% superfine alpaca, 50% wool) 100 g/219 yds per hank: 2 hank each #1064 Denim Heather and #1086 Gray Heather

With cold weather bearing down on many of us, warm mittens and hats become very appealing projects and gifts.  Lana d'Oro is a wonderful yarn that combines the softness from alpaca with the behavior of wool.  
Fair Isle motifs go vertical in this winter set. The hat is shaped at the top by means of equally spaced decreases.  The hemmed brim adds extra warmth at the lower edge. Mittens are worked as a traditional Northern manner, with thumb gussets and a shaped top. Small checks decorate the palm; the hemmed cuff repeats the hat’s silhouette.

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