I thought I’d make a quick pair of fingerless gloves for my mother-in-law (okay, it wasn’t entirely my idea, but I’m in a generous mood). There was an unassigned ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and a couple of free patters in my stash that I thought would be perfect. I have knit 2 pairs of Fetching with the same yarn, and love the feel of it. It’s also very nice to wear, even though it does get a bit of a fuzzy halo.* Interesting side note: my pair of mitts accidentally got thrown into the dryer (as so many of my hand knits do) and survived just fine.
They knit up incredibly fast in a 2×2 cable rib pattern on size 6 needles using about 3/4 of the skein.
This was my first time doing a Make 1 (m1), however, and I wasn’t entirely satisfied with how the thumb gusset looked after knitting the first mitt. So, after some coaching from a friend at Stitch ‘n Bitch, I ripped out the entire thing. This is something I rarely, if ever, do. I look at knitting as something to be relaxed about, and if the mistake won’t affect the usability or the aesthetic of the end product, I leave it. But I was interested in perfecting a new technique, I suppose, and wanted to get it right.
I still need to sew in the ends, and there are a couple of gaps that I’d like to go back and seam up. I was just so excited to finish and take a photo! I get extremely motivated to finish a project just so I can write a post and change the status on Ravelry to Finished! Hey, whatever works, right?
*This yarn also turned my bamboo needles blue. Has this ever happened to you?