Pacing Myself

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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.

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7 Responses to Pacing Myself

  1. Carole says:

    You will love the gauntlets. I wear mine a lot.

  2. Nice! I’ve tried Teri’s on, and they’re great!

  3. Chris says:

    Oh, that yarn is lovely!

  4. elegant is right–they’ll be lovely

  5. Laritza says:

    Oh come on! finish it up! I want to see it really bad!

  6. Anne B. says:

    Okay, finishing a cardigan in a week might be a bit much! I’ve finished my swatch hat in a week, does that count? Nope, doesn’t even measure up I’m afraid, oh well. Both projects look lovely, but the pinkish wool is a standout!
    Anne in Calgary

  7. Lark says:

    Someone has to be at the head of the pack! Love the gauntlet wool color!

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