Fetching Knit Along

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!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Another pair and a couple of teeny tweaks

I have made a third pair of these seriously addictive mitts. I made this pair out of the suggested Cashmerino. I added an extra cable row by the knuckle to make them a teeny bit longer and did a regular bind off - I think this is my favorite pair yet!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Hot Pink Fetching!

I made these for my Secret Pal (shhh!) - she's already received them but doesn't know who I am yet. I made these using DPNs, and very soft 100% acrylic baby yarn from the UK. I believe it was called Snuggly DK. I modified the pattern for her smaller hands by taking out one pattern repeat horizontally - so I only cast on 40 stitches.