Ultraviolet Knits – Rigel Cowl & Rigel Mitts


Rigel is the brightest star in the constellation of Orion. The star looks blue-white to the naked eye. The Rigel Cowl is knit from the top down, this cowl is soft and a fun way to use special buttons. The Rigel Mitts are knit to be reversible, working either way as up/down and either mitt for left/right hand.

The stitch pattern is my Colorway Accented Stockinette. Similar to the approach used for the Rigel Mitts, this pattern spotlights small bursts of color, making it ideal for colorways with a dominant color accented by a mini rainbow or speckles.


Pattern Sources

The individual patterns are available from LoveCrafts or you can buy the entire ebook on Ravelry. Scroll down for details on the print edition of the book.

Rigel Cowl

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Rigel Mitts

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The Yarn

The cowl is knit with Fibre Art Studio ARAN in And The Winner Is… colorway. You can read an interview I did with Yoriko on my blog last year.
The mitts are knit with The Wool Kitchen in Cosmic Girl Dark colorway. You can read my Interview with Wool Kitchen, Hand-dyer from last year.


UV Knits Print Cover

About Ultraviolet Knits

My latest book, Ultraviolet Knits: Twelve knitting patterns featuring UV-reactive hand-dyed wool (Anchor and Bee, 2020), was released at the end of March. This collection features 12 original accessory knitting patterns designed with black light-reactive hand-dyed wool-based yarns.This collection is inspired by the night’s sky, some from the view from Earth, such as star-gazing from a porch swing, while others pay homage to astronomy. Each of the 12 accessory patterns works well with bold, speckled, and vibrant yarns as well as semi-solid and neutrals, making the designs well suited for using those treasured skeins in your yarn collection. These accessory designs are excellent for travel knitting given their size. For festival-goers or everyday use, these finished objects are ones you’ll want to wear.

A photo collage showing all 12 knit samples from the Ultraviolet Knits book.

Where to Buy the Book

Individual patterns from Ultraviolet Knits will be available on Ravelry in October 2020, but until then you can treat yourself to the entire 12-pattern collection. Each week during June, July, and August, I’ll profile one of the patterns from Ultraviolet Knits in a blog post like this one.

If you wish to purchase the entire book, it is available as a digital download from Ravelry or in print from a range of bookstores and retailers. I’m including a partial list  of online retailers selling the book, though you can likely provide your local independent bookshop with the ISBN and they can order it for you.

ISBN: 978-1-910567-06-7 (paperback)

  • Price: $24.50USD / €22.00EUR
  • Trim Size: 8.268” x 11.693” (A4)
  • Page Count: 50
  • Illustrations: 63 color photographs and illustrations

Ravelry.com  (digital version is available now)

Amazon.com (USA)

Amazon.co.uk (UK/Ireland, affiliate link)

Amazon.com.au (Australia)

Barnes and Noble (35% off preorder with free shipping)

BookDepository (Worldwide)

Waterstones (UK/Ireland)

Bokus (Sweden)

Anchor and Bee Publisher (Worldwide, books ship signed and free gift of Ravelry digital version with each purchase)



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