You want the easiest, most rewarding, quick knit ever? Or atleast that I have done… It’s Fetching! I love this pattern. I didn’t think I would really get into the fingerless mitten thing, but with the colder weather approaching (of course, you wouldn’t know it by today’s 50 degree temps), I need something on my hands that still allows me to button and zip easily- and it will be nice to have something to keep my hands warm when I am typing and the house is cool. So, on to the bandwagon I jumped, and here is my pair. Here is an artsy shot by my 2 year old, the child who won’t stand still (lately). The top picture is closer to color, but the bottom shows the nice cabling.
Project specs: Fetching from Knitty.com. I used #6 double pointed needles and two balls of Debbie Bliss alpaca silk in color #25006. It looks very grey on the website, but has a little tinge of blue-green in it. Sooo very soft! I modified the pattern just a bit by changing the cable to four rows instead of five each and adding an extra cable row to the finger end. I tried the picot bind-off, but opted for a 2×2 rib for two rows instead, to keep it snug. From start to finish, project time was about 8 hours. 🙂
This is the only Christmas knit project that I can show you (since the kids don’t read the blog…). These were also a cinch to make, using Trekking XXL yarn in this color on size 2 needles for the smaller pair and size 3 for the larger (that’s why we do a gauge swatch- all other specs are the same between the pairs!!). I used this pattern. Easy and fun!
Now for the child who won’t stand still- a three piece series: