pompulatumput - modified »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Traditional
Novita 7 Veljesta Red yarn and some leftover 7 Veljesta Raita. 75% wool, 25% polyamide. 150G=300 meters, one skein will be plenty, 18S wide and 26 rows high is 10X10cm. I used 3.75 mm DB needles.
What was your inspiration?
One of the dermatologists I work with is a very casual busy mom of three who had mentioned that she'd like to have a cord in her mittens like her girls so they stay with her. I called her and asked for her favorite color, and fire engine red it was. Little thinking, a couple of bus rides to work and back, and Holly got her mittens. (I hope I get my little laser fluff up in return, ;-))
What are you most proud of?
I'm actually quite fond of the intarsia instead of the usual k2,p2 wrist. This way you get a nice little detail and a very well structured wrist which won't slip.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
To knit the cord, cast on 4 on DB needles (important), k4, slide the work to the beginning again (or as it really seems, the other end of your right hand needle and move it to your left hand) and knit the first stitch to the last one by pulling them into a circle, repeat until you've reached desired length. Repetitious, and kinda boring, but very pretty when done.