onsdag, januar 30, 2013

First FOs 2013

Who would have thought it should be more than a year between my previous post and this one? I most certainly did not intend to make a blogbreak at all, when posting the patterned paper eyecandy post on january 27th 2012... The latest few weeks I have been discussing with myself: Am I ready to start bloggingg on a more regular and frequent basis again? I guess this post is my tentative answer :o

The first FOs of 2013 was this calorimetry and neckwarmer - and eventually wristwarmers. The yarn is Mirasol handpainted, a 100 % alpaca quality from du store alpakka.

I found a pretty and colour-matching button in my stash - praise to the generations of thrifty women! Free Calorimetry pattern here

My own pattern for the necwarmer is very simple:

2 balls of Mirasol
Cast on 112 st on 3,5 mm circular needle
Knit a 2 x 2 rib for about 4 cm
Knit double moss stitch the next 25 cm
Knit a 2 x 2 rib for about 4 cm
Bind off. Voila!

My own pattern for the wristwarmers is equally simple and would be easily adapted for a bigger amount of yarn (= longer armwarmers). I just divided my remaining yarn into two balls and made the wristwarmers as long as the yarn allowed. As you can see, I left a button hole when seaming up the wristwarmers. Again, I found a couple of matching vintage buttons in my stash and fastened them securely on the inside of the wristwarmers, allowing just enough space for the thumb.

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