The Gift of Warm Hands
Posted by Amber on January 2, 2006
The pattern is Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers, by Renee Rigdon, in Stitch n Bitch Nation
The yarn is Rowan Cashsoft Aran, in Tornado (dreamy yarn to work with – and superwash, no less). It’s still a wee smaller gauge than the called for yarn – Noro Kureyon; but my friend who will be getting these armwarmers soon says she doesn’t like scratchy yarns (boardering on allergy, which I think stems from her mom always knitting with handspun yarns, which I always find a lot scratchier than almost all other yarns). If I were to do them again, I might try Silk Thaw, which has the same gauge as Kureyon, but with 25% silk it feels a lot nicer in the store.
I really like these armwarmers, but I think I’ll take a break before making another pair. More specifically, I like the length and the ribbing, the cable pattern I’m indifferent about. Someone over at knitting_snark made some nifty ones with picots, and I think that would be a cute accent arount the the thumb and edges.
Okay, off to pack the bag for knitting tonight. I have about three more weeks until my spring classes start – Mondays. I need to get together with this one lady at work – we talk about staring a knitting group, but keep getting distracted (site visits) – and act on starting the group.