Monday, August 14, 2006
These beauties are the hand/wrist warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I adore this book. It was the second knitting book that I ever got (behind Stitch N Bitch, of course!) and it was a gift from my mom for helping her move (like a good daughter wouldn't do that ANYWAYS...but the thought was so sweet!). I've made nearly everything out of this book so it's well worth the moolah if you've been eyeing it and can't decide whether or not to get it. I am an enabler. :)
Book: Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson (owner of PurlSoHo)
Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha in Raspberry (40% silk, 30% wool, 20% cashmere & 10% nylon)
How much: LESS THAN one skein!!!
Needles: 8 inch size 6 Clover Circs
Mods: The pattern called for 2 circs but I used 1 circ and several DPN's to knit the thumb openings and it worked better than fine. Also, cast off LOOSELY...I learned this on the first one and had to recast off!
Knit again?: Absolutely. These knit up fast and are beautiful. I LOVE the spiral rib pattern. Also, next time I might use 2 skeins so I can make them longer to cover more of the arm!
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Love the PJ's shot! ;)