Wednesday, December 4, 2013

FO: Vancouver Fog

I went on an awesome vacation to Vermont this summer where we visited Shelburne Farms for the Cheesemaker's Festival (mmm.... cheese....)  While we were there, we met some lovely sheep and I found this great yarn spun from their wool.  For some reason, I instantly imagined the yarn all knit up as a pretty pair of cabled arm warmers, and that's what they became!  Aren't they lovely?

yarn details
Wool from the Sheep of Shelburne Farms, VT (undyed)
100% wool
worsted weight, two-ply
hand wash, dry flat
280 yds / 113 g @ $14 per skein

project details
pattern: Vancouver Fog, by Jen Balfour, free pattern available here.
needles: size 7 nickle plated circs (knit using magic loop) and size 6 straight needles for cast on
gauge: 10.5 st x 14 rows over 2'' in stockinette
yarn used: 0.66 skeins, apprx 185 yards
finished size: 11.75'' long, about 6'' in circumference (measured laying flat)
duration: October 22-31, 2013

  • Cast on using size six straight needles using this tubular cast on method.
  • Worked one extra cable repeat before starting on thumb gusset for a longer glove.
  • Only worked four rows of ribbing instead of eight before binding off for hand and thumb.
  • Cast off using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Cast Off (in the future, I probably won't use this cast off because it ended up looking a bit messy).

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