Tuesday, June 12, 2007

FO: Dashing Arm Warmers

Another hell project: Knitty's "Dashing" Arm Warmers. OK, to be fair, the project itself is not from hell, but my freakishly tiny wrists and hands are. When I put these on they look horrible - you can't see the ribbing, you can barely see the cabling, and they come up so high that my pinky finger is completely covered. So they became the hell project when I finished one, realized the fit problem, and had no desire to do the other one but also no desire to frog since I was already half done and the glove itself was quite lovely, just not on me. Oh, and also, I ran out of yarn on the second glove just before starting the thumb. I had to buy a new ball for literally two yards of yarn...

Anyway, I finished these up on Monday just to get them out of my knitting bag and off my mind. I gave them to my mom because they fit her, but she's not really sure if she will ever wear them because fingerless gloves are a little "young". But I have washed my hands of them (pun intended). They're her hell gloves now.

A close up of the cables:
yarn detail:
Bernat Satin ("Satan") in color 04307 Sultana
100% acrylic
worsted weight
machine washable and dryable
cost: 100 g / 166 yds @ $2.29

pattern detail:
pattern: Knitty's "Dashing" , (free pattern!)
needles: #7 dpns, cable needle
gauge: didn't check... probably why these ended up going to hell
hours: ten-ish
total cost: $2.50

- to make these for myself I think I'll definitely try size 6 dpns and use a lighted worsted weight yarn to get a tighter fit for my wrists
- these only used maybe 170 yards of yarn, so I think it would definitely be worth it to splurge on a nice soft super wash wool
- and to temper my whining -- I think the gloves actually turned out really nice when modeled by my mom and the pattern was easy to follow; it was my first FO with cables

.... all of the UFO's from hell are out of my knitting bag!! I can finally devote my time to projects I actually want to knit!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Pepper, I am so impressed! Those look awesome. It's too bad you can't use them, but just making them is still a great achievement...this coming from someone who has no idea how to knit. :)