are you just about ready to start gift knitting for the holidays? or suddenly feeling the chill wind of november nipping at your cuffs and neck? maybe this neckwarmer and mitts set will fill the billโ€”classic architectural detail translated into a handknit fabric, texural yet refined.

knit up in fine, soft fingering yarn, these pieces are light enough to be worn indoors, but provide a warming layer at the edges of your outerwear as well, especially with a bit of luxury fiber thrown into the yarn blend.

shown here, size small in dirty water dyeworks bertha, a fine 3-ply merino/cashmere/nylon sock blend, in colorway smoke.

glass pendant earring shown on this page are a recent purchase from moving mudโ€”i just love the way the yellow glass catches the gorgeous light we had yesterday for the photo shoot.

to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the product page in the knitspot pattern shop.

david has created another little film to celebrate the release of this pattern, which he’ll be posting it shortly on the knitspot youTube channel

speaking of david, i am extremely grateful to him for sacrificing a good chunk of a perfect day for roofing work to photograph several articles for upcoming pattern releases. even though the photo shoot delayed his project plans, he patiently worked with me to make the most of yesterday’s incredible light to bring you a lovely portfolio of photos. and we had a LOT of fun doing itโ€”let’s take a look at the extended story in pictures . . .

36 Responses to “curling”

  1. Brenda says:

    Woo Hoo! I get to leave the first comment! (How did that happen?) The mitts and cowl are gorgeous, as your designs tend to be, but around the beginning of September, *something* made me think that matching flannel quilts would be the perfect Christmas gift for my parents this year. There are 56 sewing days left ’till Christmas—if I keep the sweatshop/sewing room open about 20 hours a day, I think I can make it!

    Every year, I SWEAR that I will start my Christmas gifts in the middle of January and have them well completed before the following Fall, but I never follow through.

  2. Kat says:

    Anne, I have been waiting for the release of this pattern. I know just who I’m making these for – actually several people. So after I post this comment, I’m off to buy the pattern.

    I love seeing your photo shoots. David has a way of putting that gleam in your eyes and that smile on your face that makes you look even more beautiful. You are both so lucky to have that love in your life. Give David hugs from me for sacrificing you for the upcoming weekend here in Richmond. He’s a good guy : )

    And you’re pretty terrific yourself. See you tomorrow!

  3. E. Engman says:

    What a beautiful pattern! My favorite picture is the “one eye flirting with the photographer” one. If this was ANTM it would be the photo of the week. Good job on the “smizing”.

  4. Jennifer says:

    As always you take a wonderful pattern and make it all the more magical with your wonderfully whimsical photo shoots. Kudos to you and David for another fantastic photo feature!

  5. Cathy says:

    Gorgeous pattern, and you look so beautiful in your Aztec Mazes!

  6. Manise says:

    Great pattern and photo shoot! The video was great and took me straight back to my childhood in Greece. That Greek carol was sung by the village kids for money around New Year’s Eve. “Agios Vasilis erhetai, kai den mas katadehete…” Thanks for the blast to the past. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Pam from Kansas says:

    I love the patterns. That neck warmer is just what I need in my cold office. You look ravishing in those photos too.

  8. neuroknitter says:

    Love the patterns! Best photoshoot ever!! I’m grinning from ear to ear just looking at how much fun it must’ve been!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Nicky says:

    Yessss! *air punch!* Mitts to go with my Pine and Ivy shawl! I think the faux-cables echo the braided body of the shawl just enough that they’ll go nicely together, and I have all this leftover fingering weight yarn…

    The mitts are beautifully unisex, too! I could see the fiance in a pair of these without grumbling about girly knitting ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Sandra says:

    Thank David for us. I’m downloading the pattern in a few minutes. You look like you were having a lot of fun. Beautiful day, beautiful pattern, beautiful model.

  11. imjustlori says:

    I love the pictures where you are looking into the camera. Your smiles reach your eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Ann says:

    Gorgeous photos and patterns! I’m new to your designs and your blog, having only discovered you a few months ago. But I love looking at your patterns and reading your blog. And I can’t tell you how excited I am that I get to take multiple workshops with you in Richmond this weekend!!! I’m so looking forward to it. I haven’t yet made any of your patterns but I’ve purchased two and am eager to get started on my first Anne Hanson project. Friday can’t get here soon enough!

  13. Pat says:

    Sooo beautiful!!! Just perfect. Now I have this set and Leaf Prints to give to everybody for Christmas. Thank you.

  14. Elizabeth in VT says:

    I’m ordering! I’m ordering!

  15. Sandy says:

    Thanks for yet another great pattern. I’ve been watching for this one and it’s printing right now. I just have to decide on yarn that’s in my stash.

  16. Rani says:

    Oh, Anne. It’s a gorgeous pattern! Just gorgeous!

  17. Kathy says:

    Great pattern; great photo shoot, and I LOVE those earrings! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Kim says:

    What a fun photo shoot! I love it!

  19. kathleen says:

    Gorgeous pattern–gorgeous photos–and, oh, that light. Kudos to you and to David.


  20. Beth says:

    Beautiful pattern –always–and I own many, but why would you think that 33 pictures of you would be interesting to your readers? It really makes me sad for you

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  22. britt says:

    beautiful as always! i just adore your work!

  23. nancy schwartz sternoff says:

    you are too precious – i can hear you giggling in these photos! and of course the pattern is fabulous. also, that color is so perfect for your hair!

  24. Susan in Guelph says:

    I love this pattern, Anne; I will be visiting the knitspot shop immediately. The delightful juxtaposition of texures captured in the photos in front of the tree particularly caught my eye. Kudos to you and David!

  25. Steve says:

    Great new pattern! I foresee a few Christmas gifts.

  26. Nancy says:

    Love the mitts and cowl and you look more beautiful than ever in this photo shoot. The photographer obviously loves his work.

  27. Connie says:

    Anne, beautiful, beautiful pattern. I cannot resist and will have to order it this weekend.
    David, fantastic photos as always.

  28. Beckie says:

    Absolutely stunning photographs!

  29. Mary says:

    Really nice, Anne. Love the Moving Mud earrings.

  30. juniperjune says:

    sigh, you always find the dreamiest shades of gray! i love the look of this stitch pattern, but i had a ton of trouble with it back when i tried to knit the woodsmoke socks– i’ve been thinking of trying to pick those up again, though; that was fairly early in my chart-reading days, and i think i’m probably equal to the task now!

  31. josiekitten says:

    What a perfect little set – ideal to knit as a present (although I think I’d find it hard to part with them!!)

  32. Laurie says:

    Love this pattern! And now I understand the meaning of the “I love curling” thread on Rav…without reading the thread, I thought y’all were talking about that strange stone-and-ice sport. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. Ann says:

    Great pictures – David, a good photographer & you a great model – perfect match!

  34. amy sun says:

    Exactly what Beth says. Most of those photos aren’t about the pattern.

  35. Gail H. says:

    Lovely pattern.

  36. Kim says:

    When I saw the “I love curling” subject heading in the Knitspot forum on Ravelry….I thought that they meant…curling the sport..haha!

    Anne, I love this pattern and I love the photo shoot! David does such a wonderful job of capturing your spirit. ๐Ÿ™‚