03 July 2008

Mission - Wristwarmers!

Last year my Secret Pal Abbey sent me 2 balls of Mission Falls machine washable wool - it's the softest stuff! I finally found the perfect project - a pair of A Little Twist Wristwarmers. They're a quick knit!


Then Dotter tried them on - now, she finds most wool things itchy, even sock yarn bothers her. So when she realised that she could wear Mission Falls on her skin with NO itching - well, the pressure was on. But I refused to give her my lovely new wristwarmers, even though she kept stealing them!

But there was 40g left over, so I decided to go for a second pair - smaller, shorter, not so many cables ... this is how much yarn I had left over :

Here we are, both with our Mission Falls wristwarmers (only mine are better, but don't tell Dotter!) :


The only modification I'd do (and I figured this out a year ago when I first knit them, and then forgot about it, duh), is to make the thumb opening a little more snug - it's a bit 'gappy'. When casting off the thumb gusset, cast off 1 stitch less than called for (ie 12 instead of 13) and then in the next row knit the extra un-cast-off-stitch (ie on the *left* side of the gusset) in with the last stitch on the *right* edge of the gusset - this helps to close up the hole that appears otherwise.

It's Jejune Day again today! I reinstated this last week, after nearly going nuts again. It's SO GOOD. Helping keep me sane(r) and happy.

9 comments:

  1. Good thinking on the second pair! They both look fabulous.

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  2. very nice! Fab that you managed to get two pairs out of the yarn too.

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  3. The wristwarmers are lovely ( an yours are nicer I think!!!) I love your fingernails, you look so elegant!!!

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  4. Wasn't the Crazu Unicorn wearing a pair just like Dotter's? Unicorns wear wrist-warmers!

    Lovely knitting! very nice. And hooray for Jejune Day!!!!

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  5. Gapping thumb holes? Not too gappy if you're wearing a thumb ring.

    : )

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  6. Oh, yay for re-installing Jejune Day! And those wristwarmers are great!

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  7. they look so good. I'm itching to make them too!

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  8. both very very noice and I suppose that I'll have to start looking for Mission Falls now - being another mother of a daughter who has trouble with itchy wool.

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  9. I love Mission Falls as well. Gorgeous stuff!

    I'm glad you reinstated Jejune Day. After all you've been through, you deserve the break.

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