Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cable Crazy for Genie

Congrats to Genie who moved to Oregon to start grad school! To celebrate the move and the need for warmer clothes, Genie commissioned me to make a set of winter accessories using cables and green wool; I used Lion Brand Wool Ease in Forest Green Heather (which is now discontinued, though I have several skeins left from other projects.
I used my Newsies hat pattern from the Stitch N' Bitch book, but put a diamond stitch on the panels.
Next, I chose a fun Celtic cable pattern and made it into a scarf and put a simple garter stitch edge on it. I used size 9 needles for the main part and size 8 for the edges.
Then, I chose another cable pattern and made some gloves, using size 3 needles for the cuffs and size 4 for the main glove.

I always feel a little like Edward Scissorhands when I knit gloves:

New skill: Twisting cables

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