From designer Kate Davies:
In the areas of rough, brushy woodland that connect Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, and Loch Ard live several small herds of feral goats. Much beloved by walkers of the West Highland Way, goat and human paths frequently cross near Inversnaid, which is where I’ve most often come across them. With their shaggy black coats and long curving horns, the Inversnaid goats are spectacularly beautiful and characterful beasts. So, if you are out walking by Loch Lomond and smell a distinctive cheesy aroma, look up into the rocks and trees, and keep your eye out for friendly goats.
Last week, I cast on for these adorable gauntlets, as an excuse to play with the newly arrived BC Barn from Denmark – a 100% organic wool. The mitts are worked from the bottom up and have an afterthought thumb. The pattern is available from Kate Davies on Ravelry.
Our recommended yarn:
BC Garn Semilla: 100% organic Wool / 1.75oz / 160m (174 yds)
You will need three balls in three different colors for the gauntlets. The stickiness of this non washable wool is just perfect for color work and the smaller put up in the balls means less yarn leftover after you are done. And there are so many wonderful color combinations to choose from!
A few color pairings for you: