Brazeau are a pair of fingerless hand warmers featuring a meandering cable, and just a touch of lace. Knit from the fingers down, this pattern was designed to be easily adjustable, and includes multiple suggestions for making a pair that are just right for you.
These hand warmers were named after the Brazeau River in Alberta, a major tributary of the North Saskatchewan River. The Brazeau River is the boundary for Clearwater County, which is home to a flock of North Country Cheviot sheep – the source wool for this pattern.
This is a Hand Spun/Hand Knit pattern. In this download you’ll not only receive the knitting pattern, but also the spinning recipe and dyeing recipe for all you handspinners out there. The yardage reflected is the minimum required amount in order to make a pair like the ones in the image. Length can easily be added to several points in the pattern so you can be sure to use up that precious skein of hand spun.
While this pattern was created with handspinners in mind, it also works equally well with commercial yarn.
Yarn: Hand spun. Light sport, or 12 wraps per inch. 85 – 110 yds (77 – 101 m) (commercial alternatives: Cascade 220 Fingering, Quince & Co. Chickadee, Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino)
Sizes: S/M [M/L]
S/M (to fit): 6.5 – 7.5” (16.5 – 19 cm) palm
M/L (to fit): 7.75 – 8.75” (19.5 – 22 cm) palm
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles
Gauge: 24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (lightly blocked)
Skill level: Intermediate (or advanced beginner)
Techniques used: Knitting in the round, reading charts, simple lace, simple cables, provisional cast on
Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle (optional), waste yarn