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!
Labels: Small Projects