Saturday, October 4, 2008

Like Candy

I have been saving a skein of Lorna's Laces yarn for almost two years now, waiting for something special to come along. It didn't happen until I decided to do a little bit of de-stashing, and I saw the potential for hand warmers/gloves in the skein. I lost my first pair of dashing gloves (left them behind on the T), and so I figured that even though I have a great pair of fingerless gloves in my mermaid gloves, I needed a "fun" pair for this winter, too.

Candy Dashing

Pattern: Dashing from Knitty
Yarn: Lorna's Laces shepherd worsted multi in watercolor
Needles: size 6 clover dpns

Nothing too exciting, just the pattern as written, with fingers instead of the open cast off that the pattern calls for. With these needles and this yarn, I usually knit 10 rows in pattern, then make the fingers 9 rows of stockinette before I cast off - that seems to be a good height that allows for dexterity while also being long enough to provide warmth, and it looks better than stumpy fingers.

As if it weren't obvious how much I love this pattern (these patterns if you consider fetching), I'm knitting another pair of modified gloves based on dashing for a friend. Seriously can't get enough of this quick and easy fix to a little problem I have called "not being able to finish things."