Just do I don’t embarrass everyone by having my EPS cardi done in a week, I thought maybe I should cast on for another project. OK, that’s not really why. The real reason is to have a small portable project that I can put in my purse.
Thus, I have cast on for some “Elegant Gauntlets” from “The Knitting Experience, Book Two: The Purl Stitch” by Sally Melville. Here’s the Ravelry link to the pattern page.
I’m using a skein of Pagewood Farm hand-dyed sock yarn, in “Really Red”. This yarn is a bit thinner than the Koigu used in the pattern, but I did a few swatches and decided that 2.75 mm (US 2) needles would work. For the swatches, I cast on the number of stitches specified for the hand portion on DPNs, did a bit of 1×1 rib, then some stockinette, then a bit more 1×1 rib and bound off. Then I just chose the needle size based on the swatch I liked best around my hand.
I tried on Margene’s a couple of weeks ago, and they fit really well other than being a little loose in the wrist, so I may do a bit more decreasing there.