Mar 1, 2013

FO | Wyndfael Wine Mitts & Cabled Cowl

Technically, I finished the Kintra Mitts and Half-Brady Cowl & Neckwarmer last year. Today is a good day to highlight these projects, since they’re not only on my mind, they’re warming my hands and my neck as I write.

Wyndfael Wine Mitts

Because the Wyndfael design is reversible, I sometimes wear these mitts with the cable side on one hand and the ribbed side on the other.

(This photo shows just the cable side. And yes, I am easily amused. Why do you ask?)

I knit these as part of the Show of Hands KAL, sponsored by Evelyn of Project: Stash and Kepanie of Knitspiring Odyssey.

I've worn these mitts often, but they were just a tad bit too short, leaving my wrists exposed and cold.

I’ve been aggressively organizing and destashing, and during that process, I uncovered two small swatches knit from this yarn. This week, I frogged the swatches and used the reclaimed yarn to add simple garter bands to both the top and bottom edges.

Small change. Huge difference. Love them.

Pattern: Wyndfael Mitts
Yarn: Baruffa Merinos Otto
Weight: Aran
Yardage: 1 skein, plus (100 yards +/-)
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm)
Ravelry Notes: Here 

Half-Braidy Cowl & Neckwarmer

I modified the pattern to create one wide cable panel that has rounded ends (no seam). It's held closed with a reversible cufflink button through the cable holes. This half-height version is warm and versatile, and it looks particularly nice over a black turtleneck.

If you’re interested in knitting this modified cowl, the how-tos are on my Ravelry page. Be sure to let me know how it turns out and whether or not the directions are clear.

Pattern: Adapted from A Very Braidy Cowl
Yarn: Baruffa Merinos Otto      
Weight: Aran
Yardage: 1+ skeins (100 yards +/-)
Needles: US 10 (5.5mm)
Ravelry Notes: Here

To see more FOs, check out Tami's Amis.


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  1. Love the cowl especially!

  2. Lovely projects! That color is always difficult.

  3. Thank you both. Yes, photographing red is always a challenge, isn't it?

  4. Lovely work! Yes, reds are difficult to photograph, but they look so good on.

  5. You're so right - tough to photograph, particularly with my modest abilities - but wonderful to wear. Particularly on a cold, snowy day like today.


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