The September shipment of the 7 Ancient Wonders Club by The Unique Sheep is winging its way to club members all over the world, and I'm going to give you a little peek at what's inside! It's my new pattern, Khufu Mitts, inspired by the Great Pyramid at Giza. I have long been obsessed with all things Egypt, so when I was approached about designing for the club, I was more than excited to be assigned The Great Pyramid! At first I was a little stumped at how to make a mitten correlate to a desert region, but in the end I'm really happy with the symbolism here!
Cabled cuffs suggest the waves of the Nile River
Bricklike patterning and a pointed mitten top represent the pyramid itself
Sand stitch across the hand evokes the vast deserts of Egypt
These mitts are worked in the amazing Green Sheep Sport, an organic merino wool truly unmatched by anything else in its class. Only 250 yards knits up the pair of mitts, which are worked upwards in one piece from the cabled cuffs. Instructions are included for a full and partial thumb, and a nifty convertible mitten top means the wearer may choose between a full mitten and a fingerless glove.
This pattern is exclusive to club members until March of 2011, but if you are interested in knowing when the pattern is available for sale, please leave a comment on the pattern page, and I'll be sure to let you know! In the meantime, why not look into joining another of The Unique Sheep's clubs?