Friday, January 4, 2008

Handspun Husband Mitts

No, I didn't spin the Husband.
This was my last knitting FO for 2007. Better photos will have to wait for said Husband to come home and model these for us though.

Handspun Husband Mitts - Done
Mitts look funny without a hand in them, don't they?

This project was fun from start to finish. The moment I saw Anne’s lovely hand-dyed BFL from Wooly Wonka Fibers, I knew it would become mitts for the Husband. His radio room gets cold, but he needs nimble fingers for the morse code contests (I know, how big a geek does he sound like right now, but remember, some of the contests he operates from the Caribbean, so we think this is a very cool and manly hobby, ‘kay). The BFL spun up very nicely into a 2-ply heavy fingering/sport weight (290yds to 3.2oz). The finished yarn knits up to have subtle stripes, although no attempt was made to preserve color blocks in the spinning.

Handspun Husband Mitts - faux cable detail
Faux cable detail


Pattern: Improvised and modified from AnnyPurls’ adaptation of Hello Yarn’s Cable Twist sock, using 64 stitches and a 6 stitch faux-cable

Yarn: My handspun Blue-Faced Leicester, from Wooly Wonka Fibers, colorway Willows, heavy fingering wt

Needles: Addi Turbo circs, US0 and US1

Gauge: 8-9 st/inch

Started: 11/21/2007

Completed: 12/30/2007

Finished Size: Man’s Large