You know I've been getting into knitting lately, right? Well this weekend I finally tried my first cables! Trisha and I went to a pattern release party at Yarn Stash in Burien and started making these great fingerless gloves.
The pattern is by Jennifer Hagen of Figheadh Yarnworks. Jennifer was there to help us through the pattern and to show us the new patterns she's releasing. I must say, her knitted samples were gorgeous! The Off Kilter Mitts pattern is available as a free download here.
This is the yarn I chose to make my mitts. It's a wool from Cascade Yarns called Quattro, the color is Fiji. I like a solid with a little something going on, so this one's perfect for me (and affordable).
I got enough done at the shop to get a little help with the cables. It wasn't too hard and the pattern is really well written & easy to follow. All you have to do is pay attention!
Unbelievably, I finished my first mitt that night!! (I'm sure Trisha will be amazed.) What's great about these is that you just knit two of the same mitt. No left and right. Pretty cool, eh?
I think I did pretty well for my first time cabling. Some of the stitches are a little loose at the edges of the cables, but I don't mind. I used DPN's, and I think that was the wrong choice. I definitely learned a lot from this project and I look forward to making the other mitt.