Thursday, January 22, 2015
FO: Neon Fizz Bomb Mitts
The postman has not been able to get up the farm track because of the ice.
FL was confined to the house, for fear of a fall or going off the road with his car.
Every morning, I have started my day by scraping the windscreen and then creeping over the hill at 20mph, hoping I don't meet a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.
So I am feeling pretty smug about finishing these mitts before the weather hit!
At least I have had warm fingers :)
Pattern: Rosy Lemonade by Rachel Coopey, from Vivacious Volume 1
Yarn: Two OnLine Supersocke yarns held together: plain black, and 4-fach Neon Color 2 in shade 1728.
Needles: Lovely Lantern Moon Rosewood Sox Stix in 3.25mm size.
Cast on, knitted for an evening or two, cast off!
This really was a simple project.
However, if you look closely you will see I had an interesting experience holding two strands of yarn together. Every time I moved from one dpn to the next, I appear to have twisted the yarns over each other without realising. So in the above photo, you can see a clear "junction" between black dominance and neon dominance in the right hand mitt (to the left of the photo). When I saw what had happened, I took more care with the second mitt, so the colour is more evenly distributed in that one.
Now... the reason I held two yarns together instead of using a double-knitting weight yarn, was to try out the technique in preparation to knit a cardigan.
I had been planning to use neon pink Supersocke yarn held together with black Albayarn to knit the Kolmarden jacket. After this experience, I am not so sure! I was hoping for a marled effect rather than a tie-dyed one!