Saturday, November 04, 2006

Fetching in Tweed

Pattern Notes
Fetching from Knitty Summer 2006

Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu DK Tweed (85% merino wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere)
Color: #412

Needles: US 4 double pointed needles
Gauge: 21 sts / 30 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

I made these a couple weekends ago after finding this great yarn at Stix-n-Stitches in Montclair, NJ. I bought two balls. One for this project and a second for a matching hat.

I started out following the pattern casting on 45 sts (after some calculations to be sure it would work for this yarn- it did). I wanted to make these a little longer than the pattern calls for. I like my fingerless gloves to come up to my knuckles, not just to the beginning of my fingers. So, I added more in the plain stockinette section and a couple extra cables by the fingers. I also changed the number of rib rounds between cables in some places. This mainly was just a mistake that I repeated on the 2nd glove to make sure they were the same. Finally, instead of a picot edge, which I didn't love on my last pair of Fetching, I changed it to a basic straight edge.

4 rnds 4x1 rib
1 cable rnd
5 rnds 4x1 rib
1 cable rnd
18 rows 4x1 rib
thumb rnd with waste yarn
4 rows 4x1 rib
1 cable rnd
6 rows 4x1 rib
1 cable rnd
5 rows 4x1 rib
1 cable rnd
4 rows 4x1 rib
Last row: K2,P1,P2tog
Bind off in pattern

Thumb: made slightly longer - 6 rows


Susie said...

I've been wanting to make a pair of these for myself, but they seem swimmingly large for my hands. I like your adaptation. I may even adapt it further by using a lighter yarn and smaller stitches. I love the flexibility of knitting!

This is my first time at your blog. I've got you in my Bloglines now so I can enjoy your blog regularly.

I'm a former Nutley girl myself. Small world online, eh? lol

Kirsten said...

I love your Fetchings in the tweed! Great idea.