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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Knitting in the Round - latest FO: Toasty

Hello all!  Hope all my readers are well!

Well I'd like to announce that I've taken the plunge and knitted.....fingerless arm warmers lol!

No, seriously, this was my first knitting in the round project. No, I lie, its my third...but its the first I've completed.  I first learnt how to knit in the round using DPNS (double pointed needles) two years ago on a sock knitting class held by the lovely Jane at Tea And Crafting but I had such trouble knitting my first pair of socks that I kept frogging and starting over and in the end I got frustrated so I gave up.  Two years later I  thought I'd try again and thought I'd try tackling knitting in the round with a more easier pattern, inspired by my sister who knitted her own Toastys - pattern here.



Starting off



After binding off for the thumb 


Complete



On me :)

I actually enjoyed knitting these. The thumb was the only part I had been having trouble with, but with a lot of patience, I succeeded. I added an extra stitch for the thumb as I do like a bit of room  - and my thumbs are big lol! I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran for this project. I love the feel of the yarn. I actually can't wait till winter now so I can wear them hehe - wait, did I really just say that? I hate winter! LOL.

I have decided though that I really dislike knitting with DPNs and that if I ever do another project that calls for knitting in the round, I will try circular needles.....but that's for another post. Until next time, everyone :)

5 comments:

  1. Well done they look great, love the colour : )

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  2. You sound like an old hand, making adjustments on the fly to the first project of its type! Well done with persevering and going back to try the DPNs, so many people try something once then don't go back. I have two socks on a magic loop at the moment, but I also have wristlets on DPNs so being able to go both ways is very handy when you have too many projects and not enough tools. Can't wait to see your next project!

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  3. These turned out great! Your stitches are so nice and even and they look like they fit great! I had to he persistent in trying DPN's at first and now I would never go back!

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    1. Aw thanks Nicole :) Yeah they fit but I'll admit they are a bit loose lol! Its ok it doesn't bother me. Next time I make them i'll def do a swatch to make it not loose lol! Its ok though.

      Thanks for reading my blog :)

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