All along I've been knitting, like a little rattly tune always playing in the background. Every once in a while it's nice to notice the score.
These were supposed to be a Christmas present but that last inch somehow took an extra week. How does such a thing happen?
They're custom knit. Don't you love a pair of mitts that fit you like a glove?
Pattern: Berroco Woodhaven - a good basic pattern, I like tops that are squared off, not pointy. Just a couple of decrease rounds and then kitchener ending.
Yarn: Artyarns Supermerino with a touch of Cascade 220 at the cuffs, to match the Honey Cowl from the last post.
Needles: size us 6
The yarn was chosen for its superwash qualities. We've been having rampant accidental feltings . Since
the laundry police I can't be vigilant at all all the time, the solution is to minimize the number of shrinkable handknits before they are all...minimized.
I have to admit I don't love this yarn. First of all, it's pricey, yet it had a couple of frayed/knotted bits, you can see one in the second photo from top, poking out the right cuff. The yarn feels nice but I'm not loving the pooling/flashing. The giftee, though, is quite happy with them, and that's the most important thing. We're scheming what to do with the rest of the skein.
Leading choice is a hat, paired with the rest of that Cascade 220 skein. Upside: coordinated accessories, breaking away from the handknit bag lady look so often seen 'round these parts. Downside: it'd be at least partially feltable.
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