23 February 2013

fingerless mitts

This started out as a Christmas project, to be finished over the holiday period. However I just finished it last week! Despite the pattern being clear and well written I found it hard to concentrate on the "wave" pattern and therefore there was a lot of ripping out. Here's some photos.........


The pattern - Splatterdash Wristwarmers by Dagma Mora is available on the Knitty website, click here. I used Lang Yarns, Mille Colori and the colourway was Berry. It was a pretty yarn, but difficult to knit up as it split.
Now that this project is out of the way, I'm writing a pattern for a nest complete with chicks. There is also the small matter of the City and Guilds final piece - I'm hoping to do a felt panel but it is very much on "the drawing board" at the moment.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Ali


  1. They are lovely Ali and I'd say finished just at the right time as it is probably the coldest it has been all winter!
    V xxx

  2. Ali, You take great photo's and I'll be interested to see your C&G piece.
    I'm glad I'm through that but I do miss the challenge of it.

    1. Hi, thanks, The diploma is a lot of hard work... especially the employability units. I have learnt a lot from it and Ill miss it next year when it is all finished!, ali

  3. Such a vibrant fruity colour Ali and the finished pattern looks really pretty - there's obviously a lot of work gone into them.
    Looking forward to your chirpy chicks (I've got some Easter projects on the go) and your felt panel...when it begins to take shape!
    Ali x

  4. so pretty! Love the addition of all those little buttons


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