Oh, I love a good new project. The Chilly Headband + Mitts are here and they’re fabulous! Look at those amazing matching cables.
Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles designed this beautiful set using Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino yarn. Makenzie is known for her cable knitting patterns and she brings those skills on this headband and wrist warmer set!
I checked in with Makenzie for a little Q&A and to dig a little deeper about her passion for making cable knit projects.
Designer Interview with Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles
Heather: How did you fall in love with cable knitting?
Makenzie: For me it was love at first cable! The added element of creating the cable and watching the elegant dance of stitches crossing knitwear in a beautiful yarn brings them to life; a process I am always inspired by and will never tire of.
Heather: We can get such an amazing texture by moving the stitches around with a cable needle. Why did you choose Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn for the Chilly Headband + Mitts project?
Makenzie: When it comes to designing I am always hunting for yarns that have good stitch definition and that will enhance the cable work. The beautiful twist and color palette of the Ewe Ewe yarn lines has the best of both and it is a delight to knit with!
Heather: I agree! I love the way stitches pop in Wooly Worsted. I think it’s unbeatable (but then again, it is my yarn so I might be biased.)
Heather: What’s coming next at Hanks and Needles?
Makenzie: Many new things are happening this year. I am jumping in to garment design and adding a lot more accessory patterns including one that many fans have been requesting; my Viking Gloves in Ewe So Sporty yarn from Ewe Ewe.
Heather: I can’t wait to see those new gloves! We’ll have to get together and chat again about your inspiration for that pattern when it launches. Thanks for taking few minutes to chat with me today!
About the Chilly Headband + Mitts
Throw your hair up and slip on this soft merino cable headband. Keep your hands warm while your fingers are free with a matching pair of cozy mitts. The headband and mitts feature a bold, fun cable that really stand out when knit with Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino yarn.
Where do I get the Chilly Headband + Mitts knitting pattern?
Instructions for both the headband and mitts are included on the same pattern. You can download it at the locations below.
On eweewe.com: Chilly Headband + Mitts PDF Knitting Pattern
On Ravelry: Chilly Headband + Mitts Knitting Pattern
How much yarn do I need for the Chilly Headband?
Headband: Size: 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide x 20" length (51 cm)
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted, 95 yards, 1 skein, Wheat or color of your choice
How much yarn do I need for the Chilly Mitts?
Mitts: Sizes: Small (Large): 7.25 (7.75)" / 18.5 (19.5) cm circumference and 20" / 51 cm length
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted, 95 yards, 2 skeins, Wheat or color of your choice
Where do I find Wooly Worsted yarn?
Right here on this website: Wooly Worsted merino yarn.
Find a Ewe Ewe Yarn Store near you: View stockists.
What color Wooly Worsted yarn should I choose?
Your favorite one! The Chilly Headband + Mitts sample was knit using Wooly Worsted in Wheat but the simple beauty of this design means any color will work perfectly. Choose one to match your coat or pick a bright one to stand out!
See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino yarn and choose the one you love.