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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fetching, Fetched!

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I finished up my Fetching mitts (here's a link to the original pattern) this weekend. This was a test drive of Knit Picks City Tweed yarn (I used the DK weight in Enchanted) and it's not causing me any trouble on the itch factor so far, but I haven't worn them very much yet (it was in the 90's here over the weekend and no one needs mitts when it's that warm).

I did tweak the pattern both to fit my hands and to add a thumb gusset. I also had a completely different gauge happening due to the drop in needle size. I'm not really going to get into what I did because most of the changes I made happened as I was knitting and I didn't really keep good enough notes to blog them. (I knit the second mitt right after the first one so I wouldn't forget between the two.) I was able to get both mitts done on one skein of the yarn though, despite the changes I made.

At this point, I'd feel pretty safe using this yarn for a cardigan and Friday, as I was doing my usual Ravelry wanderings, I found a new group: Cardigan Girls! It's all about cardis and I've added several new ones to my favorites, but there's also a thread about button sources which are always fun to pick out! I'm just a member, not a moderator of the group, and it's just getting started, but it seems to be a friendly place so if you're interested in cardigans, come check it out!

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2 Comments:

OpenID meezermeowmy said...

Thank you for letting us know how they turned out (lovely!).

I've ordered some City Tweed to knit a Boneyard Shawl (found pattern on Ravelry, of course).

6:38 PM  
Blogger T.M. said...

Very nice! I just made my first pair (well, actually 2 pair) and so much fun. Thanks for the testing of the yarn. I love the color. Now I must order some....bad blogger...teehee.

7:08 PM  

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