Friday, February 22, 2008

Arturo's Legwarmers

One down, one to go. I cast on more stitches for him and also made them longer. I LOVE the Denim Ombre yarn (Bernat Softee Chunky). All of their ombres are much softer than the solids, and I love how silky and pretty they are. These are my fave so far. Clearly I'm not going to finish all 8 pairs by the show next Thursday, and I am so mad at myself for not starting sooner. Oh well, I think they'll understand.

Cast on 34

Row 1: (K2, P1) to end, K1
Row 2: K1, (K1, P2) to end

5 rows with Natural, switch to Denim Ombre on purl side, knit 33 rows, switch back to Natural for 5 more rows. Bind off.

Seam together with mattress stitch.

Gisselle's Legwarmers

I love how these turned out, probably because I like the color combo so much...and Gisselle. :)

I keep changing my end stitches to try to have even bars for the mattress seaming, but it’s not working, which is annoying me. However, fit-wise, this is the best pair…mostly b/c I cast off loosely so there’s not a tight end. What I did:

CO 28

Row 1: (K2, P1) to last st, K1
Row 2: K1, (K1, P2) to end

Color changes were:

knit 5 rows with blue, switch to yellow on purl side, knit for 29 rows, switch to blue on purl side, knit 5 rows. bind off.

Amanda's Legwarmers

Second pair made (out of 8)...for Amanda. I cast on less stitches b/c she has stick legs. :)

Cast on 29 and did 5 rows of black, adding the blue on the wrong side and continuing for 30 rows, switching to black again (on the wrong side) for 5 more rows. Bind off.

Row 1: K1, (K2, P1) to last st, K1
Row 2: K1, (K1, P2) to end, K1

LOVE the color combo.