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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fetching, Fetched!

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!



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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