Both the Camaura toque and Manica gloves will keep you both warm and stylish and were inspired by the Beauxbaton studens learning herbology in the palace gardens.
A buttoned brim, flower buds and twisted stitches adorn this chic hat and glove set.
For Camaura (meaning a close fitting cap,) the brim is knitted in the round and turned inside out to flatter pretty handpainted yarns. Stitches are picked up to form the body of the hat and the twisted stitch pattern leads to a star-patterned crown.
The Manica gloves are constructed in a similar way with the cuff knitted in the round and turned inside out. Stitches are picked up and the twisted stitch pattern runs up the arms to the hand. These long stylish gloves will keep your hands warm whilst practicing wand waves in the palace gardens. We had a lot of fun in the photoshoot getting the photo above which represents the Beauxbaton Magical Academy emblem of two crossed wands.
Camaura and Manica are both knit with two coordinating yarns. The yarn I used for the cuffs is Handmaiden Fine Yarn Maiden Hair which has mohair in it to give a halo effect. The handpainted yarn looks lovely when reverse stocking stitch is used as this breaks up any pooling of colour. The body of the hat and gloves is knitted in madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK which is slightly thicker than most DK weight yarns and works well with the twisted stitch pattern as it gives good stitch definition.
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