A cozy and elegant tam and mittens set with a cabled detail reminiscent of aspen leaves across a soft purl background. Inspired by the glorious groves of aspen trees that transform their leaves every autumn, turning the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains and high desert of Nevada a stunning gold. This classic yet modern set knits up beautifully in squishy and wooly DK weight yarn.
Pattern includes instructions for both the tam and mittens, two patterns in one! Necessary Skills: knit and purl, working in the round, working cables, increases, decreases, reading charts. Instructions are provided in written and charted formats.
The Aspen Grove Tam & Mittens set is part of the Reno Rafter 7: The Nevada Collection, a collaboration with Jimmy Beans Wool. Yarn kits can be purchased here from Jimmy Beans!
Reno Rafter 7 is Jimmy Bean’s Wool’s first-ever truly local yarn! Made with wool from Rafter 7 sheep raised by the University of Nevada, Reno; spun into yarn by Mountain Meadow Wool; dyed by hand at Madelinetosh; and for sale exclusively at Jimmy Beans Wool!
Tam: Adult S (L), approximately 18” (20”)/45 (50) cm tam brim circumference, with approximately 2”-3”/5-7 cm negative ease.
Mittens: Adult S (L) approximately 7.5” (8.5”)/19 (21) cm finished hand circumference.
Yarn: two skeins of Jimmy Beans Wool Reno Rafter 7, colorway Liquid Gold (100% Rafter 7 Merino Wool; 215 yds/196 meters per skein). Or approximately 175 yds/160 meters (200 yds/182 meters) of DK weight yarn for Tam, and approximately 150 yds/137 meters (180 yds/164 meters) of DK weight yarn for Mittens, in a multi-plied wool or wool-blend yarn.
Needles: US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles or DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 22 sts/32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on US size 5/3.75 mm knitting needles.
Notions: cable needle, yarn needle, stitch markers, stitch holder.