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Fetching wrist warmers

A time of high stress and not much time left before a big important deadline is, as everybody knows, the perfect time to start a new knitting project. I ripped out my top down raglan experiment sweater for the time being and started in on these fingerless gloves just in time for it to hit 70 degrees in Seattle. These are Fetching from Knitty, made a little longer and using a tubular cast on and bind off. That little section of orange stitches is where the thumb will be picked up to knit.

Fetching wrist warmers

I’m using some leftover Dark Horse Fantasy yarn on size 6 needles. I’m using two circulars for most of the project, and dpns for the thumbs.

· comments [13] · 04-6-2009 · categories:knitting ·

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kelly // Apr 6, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I made Fetching, and they’re great! I had problems with the top (where the fingers go) being too loose with the picot bind-off, and someone suggested doing a few extra rows with some decreases, and cast-off in purl instead of knit. It really helped. Just in case you run into that problem, but it was probably more related to my yarn than anything, which was quite stretchy.

  • 2 megan // Apr 6, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Kelly – Thanks for the advice. I’m making these in a yarn which is larger than recommended so having a decrease plan is good. I’m going to do a tubular bind off which can stretch out, especially with non-wool yarn, so a little decreasing might be needed.

  • 3 paola // Apr 6, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Ha! I’ve just got wool and needles for fingerless gloves (not Fetching)and am wondering whether to do them now. Am sure the weather will be freezing and raining by the weekend though.

  • 4 fert // Apr 6, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    ya, ya. i just started the nereid/mermaid fingerless gloves in a mostly wool yarn. just imagine me sitting with a tanktop at greenlake knitting with wool. good thing these armwarmers are going to someone in los angeles :) but then again, the national weather service predicts we will have colder than average weather for next three months. those fetching are looking rather fetching, btw :)

  • 5 Heather C // Apr 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Those gloves look familiar! I made the same ones a year or so ago, and I love them. I went looking for them today and had to settle for other fingerless gloves that I made with a scratchier yarn. Boo.

  • 6 jacqui // Apr 6, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    would love to know how you did your tubular cast-on for these. I have fudged one for 3×2 rib but I am not sure I can push it to a 4×1 rib. is there a special trick?

  • 7 megan // Apr 6, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Jacqui – For this I just did a 1×1 tubular cast on. It blends fairly well since the 4×1 ribbing really just looks like stockinette stitch.

  • 8 Kim // Apr 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Love Love Love this pattern (with alerations), I made 9 pairs last winter and am thinking about starting a new pair tonight.

  • 9 Seanna Lea // Apr 7, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I made a pair of Fetching with this glorious cashmere silk blend I bought on a trip, and I think I have enough in the skein to make a second pair for me (I gave the first pair away as a gift). I’ll have to find the yarn where I packed it away and see. It was a lot of fun to knit!

  • 10 tasterspoon // Apr 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Nice gloves and all, but I’m gasping at the thought of ripping out that amazing sweater you had going.

  • 11 Kate // Apr 8, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I made Fetching a while ago, and I love them. My apartment is chilly in the winter, and I wear them to help keep my hands warm when I knit. They’re fantastic.

  • 12 mel // Apr 10, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I made Dashing (the male version of Fetching) last year, and it was fun to knit. But then my husband wanted a pair–but he wanted the actual fingerholes. That was a pain, but I know he appreciates them. :P

  • 13 Isabel Kallman // Apr 10, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    someone’s been watching Grey’s Anatomy huh? ;)

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