Monday, 12 September 2016

Finished Object: Spate

Pattern: Spate by Jane Richmond
Yarn: Nice& Knit Worsted
Colours: Driftwood, Harpoon and Dockside
Needles: 4.5 and 5mm Round Needle
Start of project: September 6th, 2016
End of project: September 11th, 2016

On Ravelry
I started these mitts last week at the Knit'n'Sip at Piccolo Giardino. My Silversmith Hoodie was almost done and only needed the iCord bind off and it was too heavy and too warm to take along for some outdoor knitting. I wanted to start something fast and light but also something that would be good for the fall temperatures that had finally started to arrive; at least in the early mornings on the bike.

I've had this pattern in my favourites for a while. The mitts looked beautiful and squishy and I totally like the photos that Jane Richmond has on her project page. This isn't the first time I knit a pattern by Jane, I did a pair of Climb socks and the Clarke sweater earlier this year and both of them were really well written and I love how they turned out.

I knew I didn't have enough of the Driftwood (the MC) for both mitts, but there was still a bit of the Harpoon and slightly more of the Dockside left from my Boden. I started the cuff with only the Dockside but it didn't feel right. After a night's sleep I frogged back and started over with a few stripes for the cuff and I am really happy with that combination. The mitts grew really quickly and in no time the first one was done.

I knit most of the second one on the Stitching on a Boat tour we did yesterday. We took the boat from Zürich to Rapperswil and back and spent four lovely hours of knitting and talking on the water. I didn't quite manage to finish it on board, but at home there was only the ribbing and the thumb (which I added to the pattern) left to do and now they are ready for those early morning bike rides.


  1. Love how you used all these leftovers!! Such a beautiful and cute project - perfect for travel knitting!

    1. I really love these three colours together and I was happy to use them again.