Monday, May 14, 2007

And it was a gas


A pair of Fetching wrist warmers for Mothers' Day. They knit up pretty fast, very gratifying when you're deep in the middle of bigger projects. Having heard they tend to come out pretty big, I used a finer yarn, Sean Sheep 'Flinders' and 3.75mm needles. 'Flinders' seems to be a pretty close copy of Paton's Zhivago. Not sure how hard wearing it will be, and it seems to pull threads a bit easily. But it is very soft and shiny.


I put an extra plain round in between the cable rounds to lengthen them just a bit. I also did a plain cast-off instead of the picot because I didn't want it to flare so much.

7 comments:

Taphophile said...

Another lovley project. Well done.

Djaughan Zelmonde said...

Cool wrist warmers - would it be too daggy, too "Fame" to try leg warmers??!?!?!?!

Rose Red said...

That was a good idea to put an extra row in between the cables. When I made these they came out a little small (I think I should have gone up a stick size). I like the slightly longer cables! Lucky mum!

Olivia said...

Daggy? "Fame"? I'm ALL over it!

Ma said...

Thank you Liv, and I am Lucky mum indeed. Love you... Mamaci

Jejune said...

They look wonderful, well done! I made a pair of those for my mum's birthday last year. Good call on the no-picot edge, and the extra rows - they are pretty short. Extra cables is always a Good Thing TM :D

Bells said...

oh there they are! I hadn't realised when talking to you yesterday that they'd been blogged so recently! I'm still catching up with blogs. I want some too!!