As promised, pics of my first attempt at cables. I chose Dashing because I figured the simple cable was a good one to learn on. So they aren’t symmetrical so what? So the mittens are slightly different lengths? So what? I’m happy so there!
I’m quite happy with the results, and I do hope the recipient will be happy with them as well. The pattern calls for English Tweed which Wool-Tyme didn’t seem to have (as per their website) so I used Silk Dream (Lang) which is 50% Merino and 50% Silk and is very very soft. The gauge was perfect and the fit it lovely. Knit up on size 3.5mm dpns, I declare these mittens a success! Original Pattern here.So with those out of the way, I only had one more Christmas gift to knit and that is a secret santa/random family member gift. So, I’m knitting up some dishcloths in Mission Falls 1824 Cotton and bought a dish scrubby to go with it. The first one is making progress and I should have these done by Monday hooray! Then I can start knitting for me again ^___^
This pattern can be found at : http://knitwits-heaven.tripod.com/diamond_drop_lace_washcloth.htm