These babies came off of the needles last week – what a fast knit they were! These were made in a weekend, and I could easily see myself knitting up a bunch of these to give away as gifts this year, especially for the kids’ teachers. They might appreciate the ability to keep warm outside during playtime, while retaining the ability to help button coats and wipe runny noses.
This particular pair, however, did not end up fitting my hands. The gauge was correct but I think my hands run a bit on the small side. If you have narrow hands, I might recommend casting on 40 stitches instead of 45. The only modification made was adding an extra row of cabling at the knuckles, as many other Ravelers have done.
They do fit Jaime quite nicely, and she was more than okay with taking them off of my hands – literally. Before I could even get the words “these don’t quite fit” out, she was already putting them on and saying “thank you!”:
I love this wool – it has the most subtle jewel tones hidden in a sea of inky navy blue. The fuzziness of the mohair slightly obscures the cabling, so I call these “Subtly Fetching” – it gives them more of a rustic feel, don’t you think?
This yarn also has a high sentimental value, as it was a gift from a cherished former professor of mine. Luckily, since these used so little yardage, I still have plenty of yarn left to knit something for myself – most likely a cozy winter hat and some mittens!
Here are the details:
- Pattern: Fetching, by Cheryl Niamath
- Yarn: Ashland Bay Merino/Mohair, worsted weight in Granada colorway
- Needles: Size US 6 dpns.
Happy Fall! ~Jenny