Wednesday, March 12, 2008

wait for all the dark clouds

bursting in a perfect sky...


I'm in love with these. They may not get much action until next fall, or even winter, but I'm positive that they will be oft used. For the next couple of years, I'll be standing outside my children's school selling scrip and on those chilly mornings, my fingerless gloves and coordinating hat will keep me oh-so-cozy.

The free pattern is available here. I knit my own gauntlets a little longer, adding cable repeat prior to beginning the thumb gusset. For complete symmetry, the right gauntlet cables are reversed so that it mirrors the left. How to do this is given as "advice" in the pattern itself. These are a fairly easy knit, and if you are just getting into cable work, I would highly recommend the pattern. They're also extremely fast to knit up. Although I took five days to have a finished pair, each mitt only took an evening.

These are knit in one of my favorite yarns, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. The color is Chocolate, again one of my favorites. In my opinion, Debbie Bliss yarns can do no wrong, especially the cashmerinos in her line. I'm a tight knitter, so these are done on size 8dpn.

13 comments:

Sandy said...

I am very envious of your fingerless gloves! I love the cables and chocolate brown.
I'm going to bookmark these as a good project for me when I am ready for cable work.
You whip these projects up so quickly, I am in awe! :)

Katie said...

these look so great! chocolate is one of my favorite colors too!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Absolutely love! Great job!

a friend to knit with said...

okay. those are just the best!!!
i love them. the color. the length. EVERYTHING!
you will look so cute next fall! :)
i love them with that jacket, too.

Hilary said...

They're lovely! Great color.

Marcia said...

Great wristlets! Thanks for the link.

Berlinswhimsy said...

Wonderful! I agree with you on the Cashmerino for these types of projects---just perfect for their comfy-ness.

peaknits said...

These are fabulous! The cashmerinos is perfect and cozy!

Wannabe said...

I know I already commented on your Flickr page, but dude, these are awesome. LOVE!

tiennie said...

Those would be perfect together! These are so awesome!

wishiwerebuffy said...

GORGEOUS! And I love that yarn, too.

Poshyarns said...

They are gorgeous, very chic and of course I love the colour...

Kaet said...

those are so pretty! that color is like coffee, or chocolate...yum! i am determined to learn to make a pair myself after seeing so many around the blogs!