Here’s a gem from waaaaaay back in my Dale files – all the way back to Book #44 – a lovely collection of beloved Nordic hats, mittens, gloves and socks, for everyone from age 6 to 96. Our friends at Dale/Mango Moon have approved our offering Dale “kits” for this design, so you get a free (yep, FREE) copy of the pattern tucked in with your corresponding Dale Heilo or Falk yarn purchase from Kidsknits. Just add a note at the end of your yarn order to let me know you want the “Book #44 Accessories Pattern” (or email me, or call the toll-free line – whatever works best for you.)
Use your two favorite shades of either Heilo 100% Norwegian wool or Falk 100% superwash wool. Gauge for pattern = 24 stitches per 4″ / 10cm. Recommended needles = US #1 (2.5mm) for ribbing / hems & anywhere from a US #2 to US #4 (3 – 3.5mm), or WHATEVER size gets you your targeted gauge, for the main portion of each piece.
Here are the yarn requirements, in # of 50g balls, for #4423A (large overall snowflakes design shown in white/red, navy/white & red/white, above):
Sizes: 6/8 yrs (10/12 yrs, woman, man).
Main Color (MC) = background; Contrast Color (CC) = motif.
Socks: MC = 2 (3, 3, 4)balls; CC = 2 (2, 2, 3) balls.
Mittens: MC = 1 (2, 3, 4) balls; CC = 1 ball, any size.
Gloves: same requirements as mittens.
Hat: MC = 2 ballls, any size; CC = 1 ball, any size.
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And here are the requirements for 4423B, the grey/white set, above, which is unfortunately only available in Woman (Man) sizes:
Socks: MC = 5 (6) balls; CC = 2 balls for either size.
Hat: MC = 2 balls for either size; CC = 1 ball for either size.
Mittens: MC = 2 (3) balls; CC = 1 ball for either size.