One of my knitting goals for the year is to learn to play with cables. Get over the irrational fear of cables and learn to actually play with them….Well, the fear is gone and the play has begun. I’ve been doodling a few ideas and hope to cast on soon.
I know I’m not the only one who gets to cozy in a comfort zone and is afraid to stretch. I’ve been trying to figure out where it comes from & think at one point I was overwhelmed with needed items and didn’t have the time for errors or mistakes. Now I’ve more free time & have goals to make myself stretch…..step even further out of that comfort zone. Care to join me?
Another knitting goal was to knit Gloves.
As in, gloves with fingers, not mitts or mittens but actual finger cozy gloves. Then I had a customer ask me to knit gloves for her husband. GAH!! I wasn’t ready..but it was just the push I needed.
I’d played with a couple of patterns and 3/4 of the way through frogged them both. They just didn’t make since. The construction was wonky for lack of a better term. After they sat for a day or so I looked through Ravelry again and found Ken, don’t tell my husband but…..we had a love affair.
Ken by Berroco Design Team
YYMN Custom knit using Berroco “Campus” to coordinate with The Manly Hat
Very well written pattern, easy to follow with the details written well enough for a novice and sized perfectly for a mans hands. This is one pattern I know will stay in my knitting arsenal and will be making many more. One thing I would change for ladies use is a worsted weight. The Campus is a bit of a thick~in~thin which made for a fuller palm so a few stitches would possibly be decreased or omitted or if you were knitting for a smaller hand.
And a pair of Bella’s Mitts
A YYMN using Manos del Uruguay Maxima. Since this is a worsted weight I added an additional 4 stitches, 2 in the palm and one on either side of the cable to enlarge the size
So soft and squishy I know the Mama will love them
Longies on the needles and summer knits are in the works. If there is a size or color your looking for be sure and give me a shout out.
Stay warm out there!