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Sofie's Slouch & Mitts

Sofie's Slouch & Mitts Cover

Several weeks ago Sofie demanded announced that she'd very much like to have a slouchy hat that wasn't a beret. She also requested a neutral color that could be worn with anything in her wardrobe. Being an indulgent mother, at least when it comes to demands for hand-knits, I complied. A week or so before I had purchased two skeins of Schoppel-Wolle Cashmere Queen and it was sitting on my desk just waiting for the right project. Since I'd seen a sample of this decadent yarn knit up in the store I knew it would be soft and drapey - perfect for a slouch.

Sofie's Slouch 2

I wanted to use cables but also knew that too many cables would make a firmer fabric than I wanted. So I worked the body of the hat mainly in stockinette and added a column of cable to keep things interesting.  Since Sofie's medium sized hat only used one skein plus about 10 yards of a second skein and I really like to have matching mitts/mittens to go with my hats, I made a pair of mitts for Sofie using the remaining yarn.

Sofie's Mitts 1

Cashmere Queen is listed as a sport weight yarn on Ravelry but I think it might be closer to DK weight. I worked the hat at a gauge of 4.75 sts to the inch so it should be fine worked in anything up to a light worsted. Just be sure to make a swatch to see that the fabric is drapey enough at the required gauge. As always I recommend blocking your gauge swatch. I made a second Sofie's Slouch using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool  and it worked out beautifully.

Sofie's Slouch and Sofie's Mitts would make lovely, quick holiday gifts or a treat for yourself just in time for the cold weather. The patterns are available individually or as an ebook.


Sofie's Slouch

Sizes: S, M, L

Finished Measurements: 18[19, 20.5]” at brim 11” from brim to crown

Yarn: Schoppel Wolle Cashmere Queen, 35% Cashmere, 45% Merino, 20% Silk, 153 yds/140m per 50g skein, color: 9205 - 1[2, 2] skeins (my size M used only a tiny bit of the second skein.)

Gauge: 19 sts & 27 rows = 4”/10cm on larger needles. in stockinette, blocked.

Needles: 1 set of US 5/3.75mm DPN’s
1 set of US 7/4.5mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge

Other Materials: cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers in two colors, color “A” - 2, color “B” - 4

Price: $6.00

 

Sofie's Mitts

Sizes: S, M, L

Finished Measurements: 6[7, 8]” circumference at palm, 5” from end of cuff to top of mitt

Yarn: Schoppel Wolle Cashmere Queen, 35% Cashmere, 45% Merino, 20% Silk, 153 yds/140m per 50g skein, color: 9205 - 1 skein

Gauge: 21 sts & 30 rows = 4”/10cm on larger needles. in stockinette, blocked.

Needles: 1 set of US 4/3.5mm DPN’s
1 set of US 6/4mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge

Other Materials: cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers in two colors, color “A” - 2, color “B” - 2

Price: $6.00

 

Sofie's Slouch & Mitts  eBook

Price: $9.00

Thank you to my test knitters Ann, Amanda, Ashley, Christine, Dorre, Karen, Kim, Lisa, Melissa, Raquel & Stacie!

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That's a beautiful set. I bet Hannah would like it, she likes everything you knit for Sofie!

lovely! sofie is lucky to have a knitting genius as her mama :)

Very cute! I'm a big fan of those mitts.

I wish I had a knitter who would design and knit on demand. You are a good mom and a darn good knitter/designer.

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