Fetching Knit Along

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Monday, February 19, 2007

Fun Finished Fetching in Black

I just LOVE knitting these. Anytime a friend or acquaintance shows an interest in them, I quickly ask "what color?" These are for my sister's friend, Gayle. Hope she likes them!

Wendy DG

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Another pair!

I made these with yarn dyed by Scout J. I love purple - and these are for me! I loved them so much I made them, wore them to the movies where I think I lost one, and made another to keep my pair. I don't have enough yarn to lose another so I'll be paying closer attention! I added an extra cable round at the top and did a regular bind off. I like to cover more of my fingers - it's supposed to be a high of -4 today here in Wisconsin - so I'd say good instincts:) Keep on Fetching!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pride and Prejudice Fetching

Every time I knit this pattern I get new ideas and inspiration. I am starting to suspect there is some magic involved... Anyway, I've knitted my most straight-forward Fetchings to date, a pair for my aunt's birthday. I cast on Friday and knitted straight through the BBC/A&E Pride and Prejudice mini series. This colourway, incidentally, seems to be taken straight out of that. I didn't quite make it for the birthday party Saturday - I finished the thumb on the second glove this morning. This however gave me the opportunity of taking some proper pictures of the second glove, rather than just the mobile shots of the first and the second-in-making:

I used Garnstudio's Silke-Alpaca in colourway 7120, used the double cast-on (I really should have gone with the cable cast-on though - next time), and did a regular bind-off because I thought my aunt would probably appreciate that better. I still like the picot bind-off for myself though. The yarn, I can report, was an excellent substitution. I used approx. 1 and 1/3 skein, maybe a little more. I also added another round to the thumb.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A fetching present

This pair has actually been almost done since October, but before weaving in the ends (in December - it only took me something like six weeks from the date I cast off to really finish them...) I made a change from the picot edge bo to the regular bo to avoid the top opening flaring out. I still think the picot edge bo is prettier, though!

These were a Christmas/birthday present for a friend, who hinted she`d like her own pair back in October when she saw my Fetching. The yarn is Austermann`s Inka-Color with 70% alpaca and 30% wool. These are really warm and snuggly, and I think the longer cuff (also requested by aforementioned friend) is more practical for winter (in Finland anyway). I have to make myself a pair with a longer cuff too. Plus, these are such an instant gratification kind of project!* I think I need that.

in my blog more about these and the changes I made.

*If you don`t put off weaving in the ends, that is.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Last pair, I swear!

Well, I'm completely over this pattern now. Don't get me wrong, I love its simplicity as well as the fact that you get to do a little bit everything in a short time and wind up with a fantastic creation....I'm just maxxed out, I believe this is pair #5. Despite my Fetching fatigue, I am very happy with the results in what will be my last pair. I used the Elsebeth Lavold Silky Cashmere in petrol. It knits up like a dream and gives beautiful stitch definition. It's expensive enough that I wouldn't use it for anything bigger than a project this size. So, all of you keep rolling along with Fetching, I am now officially on hiatus!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Finally, a post! I've been knitting Fetching after Fetching - 4 pairs total, each a little different. The orange are with DB Cashmerino, pattern as written. Black are with KnitPicks Andean Silk, and an extra cable round on the bottom and top. Darker purple are Kid-n-Ewe with #5 needles and extra length, and I continued the picot edge on the thumb. Brighter purple are Karabella Aurora 8 with extra length (I think I got this pair just right). All are holiday gifts except the Kid-n-Ewe. They are a wee bit scratchy so go to me (I don't mind it). I love the versatility of this pattern!