Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hugs and Kisses Winter Set

We are having such a cold spell here right now, the temperatures dropped to -18C during the day and to -27C during the night. When I was working on this colorful set in September, that is the weather I had in mind.
These bright colors are perfect to brighten up the white and gray all around us.  The colorwork makes the hat and scarf especially warm and cozy.
Maya is wearing her cowl together with her scarf to keep her little face warm!

The pattern was originally published by Petite Purls as part of their Winter 2011/2012 issue: Hugs and Kisses Winter Set

Hat to fit
Head Circumference
Finished Size
Finished Size
Yarn required
(for whole set)
Small (toddler)
45.5 - 48.5
18 - 19
17.5 x 15
7.3 x 6
10 x 15
4 x 46
Colors A, C, E, F: 229 m/250 yds each.
Colors B & D:  159 m/173 yds each
Medium (child)
50 - 53.5
20 - 21
22 x 15
8.7 x 6
15 x 129.5
6 x 51
Large (youth)
53.5 - 58.5
21 - 23
25.5 x 20
10 x 8
15 x 147
6 x 58

Suggested Yarns
Dia Merino DK by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 229m/250 yds in 115 g/4.06 oz)
Color A: Raven;
Color B: Lemon;
Color C: Ballerina;
Color D: Fresh Leaves;
Color E: Sour Cherry;
Color F: Polar Bear.
Yellow Label DK by Tanis Fiber Arts (100% merino; 238m/260 yds in 115 g/4.06 oz)
Color A: Charcoal;
Color B: Buttercup;
Color C: Sweetheart;
Color D: Lemongrass;
Color E: Poppy;
Color F: Natural.

Gauge:  22 sts and 29 rows = 10 cm/4 inches in Stockinette stitch and Fair Isle pattern with 4 mm/US #6 or size required to meet gauge.

3.5 mm/US #4; 40 cm/16 inch circular needles;
4 mm/US #6; 40 cm/16 inch circular needles;
4 mm/US #6 double pointed needles.
1 stitch marker
Darning needle

Hugs and Kisses is available to download now by clicking here.