Friday, June 26, 2009

FO: Cashmere Arm Cosies

Look! I'm finally posting the details about my cashmere arm cosies. Can you even believe it? These are really pretty, super warm, and they were a good learning experience for me to practice cables.



yarn details
Lion Brand Cashmere Blend
72% Merino Wool 14% Cashmere 14% Nylon
aran weight
machine wash cool and lay flat to dry
40 grams/84 yds @ $2.97 each (on deep clearance)

project details
pattern: "Cashmere Arm Cosies" by Lion Brand Yarns - free at http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60159A.html
needles: size 8 dpns

yarn used: 294 yards (about 3.5 skeins)
finished size: 8.5'' long, 7.75'' circumference at arm
duration: February, 2008 - February, 2009
cost: about $10.30

notes

  • Oh goodness! I had so many notes, but I waited so long to write this post that I don't remember most of them. I have them written down though. If anyone wants to know the knitty gritty details, let me know. :)
  • I converted the pattern to knit in the round instead of flat. This was awesome, but I'm not sure I like the way I did the decreases in the round. I did them "gusset style" but thinking back I should have done them all decreasing toward a center line.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Not much of an update....

I'm still alive. Still knitting, but not as much as I would like to be. I spent about an hour knitting today instead of studying for the bar - yay!

Things are rough my friends. It's a rough life.