Monday, November 18, 2013

experimenting with wristwarmers......

I love the wristwarmers I made so much, I decided to make another pair for knocking around.

I wanted a pair I could use and not worry about if they got messed up, like when working outside when it is cold.  I used some leftover yarn from another project I made a few years back.  The yarn was a wool blend so I decided to make them a bit large and felt them. I knew that this particular yarn felts better and better with subsequent washings which means it will stand up to hard work. 

I used an "F" hook and chained a little larger than my wrist...about 28.  Then I worked every row as hdc.   I finished off the edges in sc.  The bobble edge is just *sl, dc* repeat around.    The picot is *ss, ch 3, skip 1* repeat all the way around.

Here they are before felting.  Vibrant stripes with a fake bobble at the wrist and picot at the knuckles.  


And after 3 washings and dryings.  You can see how the lines between the blues are blurred.  The mitts are also snug to my hand which I really like.  


Now, If you want a true stripe pattern with a real bobble edge, complete with picture tutorial, check out attic24. 


3 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

They turned out great! I've never made any. Also have never tried out my felting wool for anything. Was thinking to crochet a bowl. Guess I better stop thinking and do it. :) Hugs, Tammy

Ana BC said...

lovely...and just in time for the cold :-)

linda said...

They are lovely :)

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