Saturday, January 25, 2014

FO: Vancouver Fog II

When I was thinking about knitting myself the Vancouver Fog fingerless mitts, I posted the photo on facebook and asked my friends if I should knit them.  The response was overwhelming that I should make them with lots of "make me some too!" comments.  After I knit my first pair, I decided they were so easy and fun to knit that I should make some more pairs for my friends.  I made this pair in a lovely burgundy colored superwash wool that is super soft (unlike my first pair, which are just slightly itchy).  The only problem is... I can't decide which friend to send them to!  So, for now, they are just chillin' here with me.  Perhaps I'll just keep them for myself afterall!?!

yarn details
Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Merlot Heather
dye lot 32067
100% Superwash Merino Wool
worsted weight
machine wash gentle/ tumble dry low
110 yards / 50 grams @ $4.69 per ball

project details
pattern: Vancouver Fog, by Jen Balfour, free pattern available here.
needles: size 8 nickle-plated circs (knit using magic loop)
gauge: 10 st and 11 rows over 2'' in stockinette st
yarn used: 1.52 balls, apprx 167 yards
finished size: 14 inches long, circumference about 6''
duration: November 1 - December 6, 2013


  • Cast on using this method, except, unlike last time, I just used the same size needle.  Also, I did the cast on on the circular needles instead of the straights.... because I forgot I was supposed to switch the needles, frankly.
  • Like last time, worked one extra cable repeat before starting on thumb gusset and only worked four rounds of ribbing on the hand and thumb instead of eight.
  • Did not use a stretchy bind off, and all turned out fine!

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