Our customer Sue B. came in yesterday. She brought in several pair of wristlets that she had just completed, and Kalen and I just loved them! So I asked her if I could photograph them and put them up on the website as kits. She said okay, so this afternoon they will be up! Here's a quick preview...
The first is the Eric's Glovelets pattern from Green Mountain Spinnery. She used Jasper, a great new yarn from Berroco. She had purchased the Jasper to make the Polygon bag, but then realized that she wouldn't really use the bag, so she made the glovelets instead. She followed the pattern - went up to size 4 needles, because the Jasper is slightly heavier than what is called for. The result? Fantastic! Really dense, SOFT and beautifully striped wristlets.
Then she made the Composed Mitts from the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits (which is an AMAZING issue, by the way.) We carry Frog Tree Alpaca, and that was a perfect substitute for the Blue Sky Alpaca Sportweight that it called for (and less expensive!) She eliminated one color, and they are just beautiful! There is enough yarn to make two pair, as long as your main color is different in each pair. What a great gift these would make! THANKS Sue!
And here's another great project for those cold hands... Alex recently finished this wristlet for the shop - it's called the "Solar Mitt" and it's in the new Rowan Accessories Book (Book 20, will be online today). Just 2 skeins of Rowan Silk Wool DK will yield one pair of these scrumptious little handwarmers.
Stay tuned, she's almost finished with the Solar Hat - an adorable cabled hat with a fun pom-pom tie closure at the top, also made with Silk Wool DK.