Monday, April 7, 2008

Navy Handwarmers

There's still a chill in the air here in the Windy City.
Pattern: Cherry Red Handwarmers, by Creativeyarn
Yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK (sadly discontinued)
Needles: US 5 Lantern Moon rosewood straights

DK-weight is the way to go with this pattern. The pattern's yarn specifications are slightly cryptic, because Creativeyarn is Italian and yarn is categorized differently there. The mesh pattern is slightly looser than the ribbing. The ribbing itself is slightly tight on my arms, so I would go up one needle size for the arm ribbing, then stick with the smaller needles for the lace pattern and hand ribbing. I'm a big fan of this yarn; it's too bad that it has been discontinued. It's very springy and soft.


Vanessa said...

Those are very nice. Different than what we have been seeing. Great Spring Mitts.
Nice work!

Jill said...

these are so cute. i want to make a pair!