Wednesday, 17 February 2016

FO - Coast to Coast Fingerless Mitts

It's the half term holidays this week which means that Soaring Sheep Towers is full of horrible demanding little monsters ;-)

OK, they're not actually monsters, we've been rather enjoying each other's company! This morning they accompanied me on my run, 3 of them on scooters and the eldest jogging along next to me making it look easy.

Not much knitting is going on this week but I do have a finished project to share with you and a willing volunteer to help me with getting photos

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Oh look it's raining, makes a change, I'd miss all the mud if it stopped... ;-)

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Hard to see clearly in the above picture but there is a slip stitch column along the centre of the thumb. I thought it was a rather pretty detail :-)

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I love this yarn so much. It's from Sparkleduck in the Neptune colourway and has these gorgeous shades of dark greens and blues. I originally bought it to make socks with but thought it would work well with this pattern too. Might have to acquire more at a later date to make some matching socks lol.

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The cables were what attracted me to this pattern, they look so pretty. The wrapped sections were interesting to make and the cables themselves were very simple to follow.

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Either side of the main cable panel are these little columns of fake cables. They're really simple to do and I think they frame the design nicely. I might try pinching the idea and using it in a pair of socks at some point.

The pattern by the way is Coast to Coast by Jacqueline Fortier. It's very straight forward and well written. Didn't take me much knitting time at all but I had several other projects on the go which is why my ravelry project page says it took 2 months.

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The remaining yarn is already being encorporated into my sock yarn blanket. I'm onto my 46th square now, still haven't woven in the ends yet :-S My little helper decided I needed to get his paw into the photo too, he's currently flat on his back with his legs in the air after a rainy dog walk. I'm going to snuggle up with the children to watch a dvd and hopefully get this square knitted up

Linking up with Keep Calm Craft On and Yarn Along

30 comments:

  1. Those mitts are beautiful! I love that pretty shade of turquoise. And of course, the blanket is fabulous. I love the idea of using up sock yarn.

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  2. I really like the pattern and the yarn you used!
    Beautiful!

    Helga

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  3. These fingerless mitts look terrific on your lovely, manicured hands.

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  4. Oh that colour is splendid and perfect with a strong pattern.

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it, definitely a yarn that benefits from being photographed in natural light. The blue in it matches the colour of my winter coat perfectly too, happy coincidence lol

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  5. Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous! Must mark that pattern myself.

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    1. Thank you :) It's a lovely pattern to knit

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  6. beautiful mitts and you have such pretty hands!!

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    1. Aw thank you :) Flattering camera angle I think lol

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  7. Those mitts turned out absolutely beautiful!!

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  8. The mitts are beautiful!! I love the cables! xx

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  9. Lovely mitts! I love that colour and they are so beautifully made!

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    1. Thank you, it's a gorgeous colour isn't it :)

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  10. Perfect combo: Great design, beautiful yarn, lovely stitchwork. Well done!

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  11. Love these cables and your manicure! Yarn color is just amazing!

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  12. Oh that is gorgeous coloured yarn, like the sea on a sunny day! I do love Sparkleduck, such pretty yarn :)

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    1. This is only my second time using Sparkleduck but I'm sure it will find it's way back into my stash at some point lol

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  13. Those fingerless mitts look great...lovely yarn you've used too. The sock yarn blanket looks so colourful...very nice!

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  14. Totally feeling the wey weather / mud "meh!" here. It is endless although as I type this the sun has decided to come out - I thought it had fallen from the skies. Hey, I'm British, we love weather talk ;-)
    I think your mitts are beautiful. I can see why you are loving on that yarn. Your pup makes the best photo bomber - glad it isn't just my pictures that get bombed! Hope you had a lovely week with your half term monsters

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    1. Hehe it is lovely when we get some sunshine isn't it. I'd rather have cold sunny days than this mild muddy ones.

      Thank you, we did although it's nice to have a bit of time to myself again now they're back at school!

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