I think this is the fastest I’ve ever knit a pair of mittens: I started my cabled mittens for my Camp Loopy project at about 8:00pm Saturday night and finished them almost exactly 24 hours later: Sunday night at 8:00pm!
These mittens are my own design, knit from Madelinetosh Tosh DK in the “Kelp” colorway on a U.S. size 5 needle. They were a fast (obviously) and fun knit. I used 1 skein of yarn with just a bit left over.
On Sunday afternoon I took time out from mitten-knitting and spent a couple of hours finishing up my lace tunic.
I decided that the neckline was a little too loose for my liking (I had done a very narrow garter-stitch neckband), so I did one row of single crochet around the whole neck to stabilize it. Perfect! Just what it needed!
This was knit from 3 skeins of Hand Maiden Swiss Silk — a 100% silk fingering weight yarn. I used three skeins — just under 1300 yards. The tunic is 30″ long and 56″ around — way over-sized, which is exactly what I wanted.
It has long sleeves, dropped shoulders, and a deep vee-neck. I’m writing up the pattern (in 4 sizes) so it will be available soon.
I really love this sweater and plan to wear it over a sleeveless black dress, or black cami and pants. Crappy in-the-mirror shot:
And if you’d like to see it in person, I will be wearing it on Saturday, August 27 at the book release party for Wendy Knits Lace at my LYS, fibre space so you can stop by and see it in person!
The party is from 1 – 3 p.m. and I’ll be signing books of course. I’ll have some very special friends with me, and a trunk show of all the designs from the book!
102 N. Fayette Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
You can reserve a copy of Wendy Knits Lace ahead of time, or if you are unable to attend the event, you can order a copy from fibre space that I will sign for you. Call the shop at 703-664-0344 to order a copy. And check out fibre space’s Events Page for more details.
All the info about the event is on my Travel and Teaching page as well. I hope to see you there!
I’ve started another project, of course.
Details on Thursday!
And Lucy is working on a cat-nap.