10.11.11

Yarn Along

A day late, but better than never!  I'm joining in with Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along, over at Small Things. 

  

I'm almost done with the fingerless gauntlets for a friend.  The original pair was knit with Blue Sky Alpaca Sport but the fabric was too delicate for working in a horse barn, so I ripped them out and added a strand of black worsted.  On size 8's the fabric is really soft and flexible, but thick enough to be warm and comforting in an unheated barn durning our frigid Wisconsin winters.  Even at opera length {21" to be exact}  they're a really fast knit but ahhhhhh I ran out of black worsted an inch before the end.  My friend, in her unconventional ways said, "Just knit the last inch with another color.  How about red?"  I'm going to try it, even though it will take every ounce of will I have not to finish it in black!!  

What are you working this week?



2 comments:

  1. The gauntlets look wonderful. Of course, I like black a lot. I went over to Ravelry for the pattern but I read that you were just 'winging it'. Do you have any tips for just winging it? Yesterday I was reminded that I need to get a move on some fingerless and fingered mitts - it flurried here!

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  2. Thanks, Ellen. I used my upper arm as the cast on measurement, worked a gauge swatch and then multiplied my gauge by my arm measurement. That will give you a cast on number. I ribbed for a while and then decreased a bit to the wrist, then worked the hand as I do for a regular mitten. If I get my act together this next week, I'll take some photos and get the pattern written up:) ~it snowed a bit here too yesterday, so I'm also on the mitten brigade!

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