Sunday, July 27, 2008

I Need Advice

I want to make some fingerless gloves or full-blown mittens out of the skinny cotton I bought. I think a fun, two-color, stranded pattern is what I want, but I can't find any. Neither of my two stitch guides has any colorwork, so I can't make it up. After browsing Ravelry, I'm really in the mood to do some colorwork in a mitten, too, but I want to focus on this cotton.

I know cotton for mittens isn't ideal, but these will either be for me or a friend who can't wear wool either. That's why I was thinking fingerless gloves instead. Maybe mittens knit in wool and lined with cotton would work, too. But, again, I want to focus on the skinny cotton. I only have one skein of each color, and a hat isn't inspiring me right now.

Other than the itch to start a million new projects (I'm dreaming of socks, too, and I've got a sweater's worth of yarn waiting to be knit), I'm plodding along on BYOB. If I finish it today I'll post a picture. In the meantime, here's a photo of a columbine from last weekend's camping trip.

7/27--Completed BYOB (added picture 7/28)

Butterfly in Lamoille Canyon (added 7/28)


Anonymous said...

Endpaper Mitts would be pretty in cotton--on Ravelry, free.


TK said...

Endpaper Mitts were my first thought. The skinny cotton is sport weight. I suppose I could refigure the gauge. They have been in my queue for a long time.

Carrie K said...

Endpaper Mitts would be a good choice. That or going out and picking up a Barbara Walker or one of the other stitch dictionaries with colorwork patterns. A Fair Isle book would have peeries and other patterns.

No colorwork patterns? What stitch dictionaries do you have, girl?

TK said...

Not the right kind of stitch dictionaries, I guess.

I would like the Barbara Walker books. Now that I don't always follow a pattern, especially for hats, mittens and socks, I should beef up my stitch dictionary library.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the others. That was my first thought, too. And what kind of knitter am I? I have yet to discover who Barbara Walker is... I'm on a mission now. :)