Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Yarn Play

As you may have gathered from past posts, I have a thing for fingerless mitts/gloves. My hands are always cold - sometimes even on summer nights. I like to try out different patterns for them and the best part of using the patterns is becoming acquainted with new, luscious yarns.

I purchased the pattern for Schaefer yarns Razor Shell fingerless gloves (they can be made long or short of course) and I decided that I wanted to make them in the yarn that was used in the pattern. Schaefer yarn Heather yarns are named for famous women. The one I chose is called Indira Ghandi - it's beautiful & I can't wait to get started on these lovely gloves
My current favorite fingerless glove pattern is by Cheryl Niamuth and is called "Fetching". Cheryl also has another pattern that I really like and it is called "Dashing" - they are both quick to knit, very satisfying to make, patterns! The red yarn above is from Knit Picks from their 'Wool Of The Andes' collection in 'Firecracker'. It knit up into a really nice glove that I think will wear very well - as well as being very warm!
Rowan Classic Cashsoft is, simply, a treat to work with - soooo soft. Being able to use these will make Fall easier to take when it arrives again.....well, maybe that's a stretch but it will be nice!
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino is another soft touch yarn that I have fallen in love with. I am not sure that it is quite as soft as Cashsoft but it knits up truly wonderfully - it affords beautiful stitch definition. My next adventure, I think, will be to buy some pure cashmere yarn - enough to make a pair of my favorite fingerless mitts.


Sandy said...

They look comfortable and fun to knit. I hadn't checked knitty recently either, so thanks for the reminder.Right now none of me seems to be able to get warm, especially with this bazaar weather.

Waltraud said...

Wonderful yarns!

La Tea Dah said...

You make me wish I could knit! Your fingerless gloves look charming, elegant, and most handy! I love 'em! What a wonderful way to use all the pretty yarns.


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