Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers
Pattern: Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers from Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation
Yarn: Paint Box by Knit one, crochet too (100% wool), 2 skeins, color 4
Needles: Size 7 Crystal Palace Bamboo Circs
Knit: 10/9-10/26 2006
Have you already knit Fetching but now you want something a little more substantial with a little more color and a bit more of a knitting challenge? This is a great pattern meeting all of those requirements. The leaf cable pattern is much more involved and is totally worth it. Its subtle texture gives this project a bit more interest. The overall length of these make them much more cozy. (Unfortunately I couldn’t get a modeled pic in the daylight since I had to take the pictures myself on my break at work! Although it *was* fun to photograph them on this giant begonia.) These end up going from about halfway up my forearm to nearly the end of my pinky, so they leave the fingers free while giving a lot more coverage. I can’t say enough about this yarn too! I think the color transition is much more subtle than the yarn the pattern called for and it gives the color change a lot more interest. It’s a pretty soft wool too with a nice cushy feel that is somewhat loosely spun and just really nice to work with. It would probably work really well for felting too. If you want to see the sample and you live in the area, it is already up at Woolbearers, so go check it out!