ZAND Mittens KIT
ZAND MITTS by Daphne Ruben (@Amster_daph)
1 skein of DIJK lim. ed. Dutch heritage yarn
1 pattern. The pattern will be included in the kit as a hardcopy. Leave us an email in your orderfield with your Ravelry name, so that in due course you may receive the pattern in your Ravelry library as a digital file.
Coming ashore after your sea trip? Longing for the sand and sea to restore balance and prepare for your next journey? The Zand Mitts are the perfect calming knitting project for you! The stitch pattern in the natural colour of the DIJK yarn reflects shifting sand ripples sculptured by sea and wind, mimicking the rhythm of the tides.
Just follow the rhythm of the sea and relax. When knitting 2x2 ribbing, you reverse the tide from time to time. Each section of ribbing consists of a multiple of six rows (6 + 12 + 24….), thus reflecting the coming and going of the water: six hours of high tide and six hours of low tide.
When TDYB was looking for a new and authentic fishermen’s knitting project, Amsterdam based designer Daphne Ruben, known on IG as @amster_daph, found inspiration both on the nearby beach as in traditional Dutch fishermen’s ganseys. She abstracted the flowing lines of sand ripples into straight blocks of shifting ribbing.
The long fingerless mitts or arm warmers are comfy, stretchy and knit from hand to elbow. Knitting this pair of mitts is a relaxing one-skein project. Its reversible texture is easy to knit, comfortable to wear and visually pleasing. The pattern provides options to make the mitts shorter, longer, smaller or larger, to your liking.
Especially designed for one skein of DK yarn by The Dutch Yarn Barn: “DIJK” yarn, a new Dutch Heritage Yarn 1st limited edition (2020), a part of Project Stormvloedkering.