Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Finished legwarmers

Eep! I forgot to post that I finished my beautiful legwarmers and test drove them with a skirt on Monday. They are great and I love them. We went upstairs for this photoshoot where there aren't boxes all over the place. Einstein was quite quizzical about them. He ended up in pretty much every photo. The other dogs were smart enough to stay downstairs where there is heat.

Pattern: Traveling Stitch Legwarmers featured in Knit So Fine or Interweave Knits Spring 2008

Yarn: Knitpicks Risata in Sable (the color is being discontinued)

Needles: Addi Turbos size 2 (3.0 mm for the metric inclined)

Each legwarmer took about a skein. Since I am short I had to omit all the lines above the medallion motif. I put in only 10 rows of ribbing at the top to match the rib at the bottom and I used Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off. I learned how to cable without a cable needle too and plan to make my next pair of socks with cables this way.

It's still cold here. Tonight's low will be 7 degrees. The plus side is that the ice is beautiful.

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