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Sunday, November 14, 2010


Oh, I think I might be proudest of these of all the things I've knit:

I was too excited when I bound off and wove in all the ends - I didn't stop to move the real kitty paws out of the photo! I am really impressed with the floats, too. Squeeeeee!

So I'll show them with one of the inspirations for making them in this colorway:

Pattern: Cat Mittens (Ravelry Link) by Jorvid Linvik.
Yarn: Dale of Norway/Dalegarn. One skein of Sandalwood, one of black (but there was yarn left over).
Needles: I used my Knitpicks Harmony dpns in size US 1.5. That was my only alteration to the pattern. I tried to knit it in size US 2.0 (I didn't have the called for 2.5) but they were too large. These are snug, but they fit my hands better. (Yes, tiny feet and tiny hands)
Time to knit: I started them on October 23 and finished them last night.

There's almost nothing much to add. These were fast, they were fun. As I knit them, tho' I thought over and over how I wish I could knit Continental style. If I could use both hands, the knitting of any Fair Isle pattern would be so much faster.

Maybe that should go on my list of things to learn in 2011?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job!!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

They look absolutely wonderful!! You are definitely right to be proud :) And yes, it helps with fair isle to be able to carry one color in each hand - I don't like knitting Continental, but I do it when I do colorwork! :)

11:09 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

They're beautiful, Sallee! And the floats are fabulous.. Yes, learning to pick one color while thowing the other is well worth the practice. But always keep the same color on the same hand as the yarn you pick will be dominate & it will show if you change hands.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're stunning! To quote my meezers. "Wow!"

11:54 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I love those mittens! They came out perfect.

10:26 AM  
Blogger nanaknits said...

those are beautiful, congrats!

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are beautiful. You should be proud!

7:39 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

The extra kitty paws in the pictures are perfect!

You did an awesome job on these. They will bring you pleasure every time you wear them - and also to everyone who sees them!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I love, love, love them! You did such a great job.

4:26 PM  
Blogger squiggi said...

very nice!
your pics look like mine, there's always an extra critter part in them.

8:46 PM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Most impressive! Kitty paws included :o)

1:59 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Amazing work both inside and out! I am so impressed with your Fair Isle skills. :)

2:57 PM  

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