First I want to thank Wendee for commenting on my blog and allowing me to find out about this kal! When I the edition of knitty that sports fetching on the cover first came out, I thought..."Wow, I bet I could do those..." I especially liked the fact that in the write-up it said you could have a completed pair over the course of a weekend..oh and you only need one skein? Marvy. :) The other thing that did it for me was that if I had never cabled before, this would be a perfect place to start!
Here's my completed pair. I know they look different. I don't care. The top one is the one I knitted last. I didn't like the picot bind off that I ended up with in the first one. I didn't like that it caused the yarn to curl upwards. So I just did a regular bind off.
Has anyone tried a different yarn? I know that Wendee posted about trying out the rowan cash soft yarn and I know that is a good substitute because that's what I'm using for my ihs. I'm interested in hearing about the more manly version of fetching too because my fiance wants a pair for himself. I thought maybe cabling all the way up would make it more manly but I'm new to cabling so I really don't know!
I look forward to hearing what you all think!