Saturday, April 7, 2007

Today is my Fetching day... doo da

Pattern : Fetching from
Yarn : Rowan RYC Cashsoft Aran in Shade 003 (Mole)
Needles : 3.5mm dpns, Clover bamboo

Taking a short break from my Kimono shawl this weekend. A friend is leaving for Europe in a week (lucky gal!) and I'm knitting a pair of fingerless gloves to accompany her in style.

We oohed and aahed at the pretty lime & turquoise color combination featured in the Fetching pattern. My friend liked it (actually she liked the turquoise jacket. muggles) but I said "hmmm I've never knit with dpns before"....."I dont think I can learn cables in 5 days!"......"i dont even know what's a cable cast-on"...

All reasoning flew out the window the longer we looked at the picture (there's a strange kind of magic going on there.. Knitty team, what have u done...). I bought my very first pair of dpns, and this yummy merino/cashmere blend from RYC in Mole. Yucky name but the color is gorgeous, khaki with just a tinge of olive. Perfect!

Just a word on this yarn & the pattern... it's addictive. I was worried the glove would turn out all stiff as we were using much smaller dpns.. but the cashmere content has kept it velvety soft. The yarn went so smooth along the bamboo dpns, that I almost cried whenever I finished a round.

Oh, for those new to dpns? Uhmmm after u distribute the stitches on the 3 needles... you are supposed to use the 4th dpn to knit. Not...errr... ahem, try to knit using the existing 3 needles. Just so you know..

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ooohhh it looks so pretty!!!! I love it already! :) Thank you! - Sharks