What’s more exciting than getting in a sample skein of 100% cashmere yarn from Hand Maiden? Just about nothing! I took this opportunity to design a quick, simple, unisex hat and fingerless mitt pattern combo, the Cape Creek Cashmere Set. Each item in the set requires just one skein of the luxurious cashmere.
The Cape Creek bridge along Highway 101 in Oregon is one of 13 bridges designed by Conde McCullough listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These bridges use bold straight lines and gentle arches to reflect the art deco style that was popular during the time of their construction. They use sturdy, rugged concrete and steel to span breathtaking natural settings, juxtaposing durability with beauty.
The Cape Creek bridge echos Roman aquaducts with its strong vertical pillars, and is the inspiration for this luxurious cashmere hat and mitt set. An easy stitch motif mimics the straight pillars of the bridge; tightly spun cashmere resists wear and tear. A mix of bold yet simple lines, durable materials, and natural beauty make this set as timeless as the McCullough bridges.