Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Spiced Cocoa Wristwamers

Right before we headed out of town for our trip up north, I had the realization that I didn't have a knitting project ready to go. I scrambled to match stash yarn to a pattern and came up with the Spiced Cocoa mitts (or are they wristwarmers? maybe fingerless gloves? wristers? who knows?!).

I was drawn to the pattern because of the great diagonal line and how the sections of different stitches all fit together so smartly.

Other reasons to make these included the fact that my other wristwarmers are getting a bit worn and the chilly morning bike commutes are much more pleasant when I am wearing wristwarmers.

photo credit to Paul
The yarn was purchased for a steal ($2.50/ball) at the Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival in 2014. One set of wristwarmers used just one ball of Galler Yarns Tweedy Pima.

photo credit (and pose suggestion) to Paul
The only modification I made was to lengthen the thumb by a few more rows. In retrospect, I could have lengthened it a bit more and still found them to be functional.

When I was taking pictures in the backyard, Uli kept trying to get in on the action. So, I let him. Lest you think puppies are always cuddly, I give you this evidence to the contrary. Photo also evidence that his puppy teeth have fallen out and his large and in charge adult teeth are coming in!

photo credit to Paul
Ravelry link to my project

1 comment:

  1. Great pair of Mitts. Love that diagonal line, too. Summer is finally here and hopefully it hangs around for awhile. You never know about this Northern weather. Uli sure has grown. Those eyes just melted my heart. Such a handsome pup. Enjoy your vacation. Looking forward to pictures.


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