I’m participating in The Loopy Ewe’s “Camp Loopy” Challenge this summer. It’s been a blast so far. The second challenge called for a pair of items (mittens, gloves, socks), and the pattern had to include cables.
I’ve had the Snapdragon mitts in my queue for a long, long, LONG time, and this was just the excuse I needed to knit them up.
Pattern: Snapdragon Mitts by Ysolda Teague (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: madelinetosh tosh vintage in Hollyhock (less than 1 skein)
Started 7/15/11, Finished 7/23/11
I have made cables before on a few projects. However, I have never used cables as a lace pattern before. I had a lot of fun with these mittens, and absolutely adored how the cable sections turned out. In fact, I loved them so much, I couldn’t bring myself to make the flip top which would have covered up those awesome cables. No way! So instead, I just knit straight up and finished these like regular mittens. Perfect.
The next challenge that runs from August 15th through September 15th is a big one. You can choose any pattern you want, but you have to knit at least 800 yards of yarn. I’ve committed myself to making a Stripe Study shawl from Madelinetosh yarn in Thunderstorm and Dahlia. I’m super excited to start, but we can’t cast on until Monday. Must… resist… urge to start!