A pretty pink project

March 25, 2007

Ages ago in Boston, I bought three colors of cotton classic. At the time I was thinking a scarf, but with only 324 yards, and my preference for wide scarves, it just didn't seem like enough. By the time I'd done the math, I could no longer find the colors, and so they've been sitting, wound and waiting for new ideas.

After seeing some lovely entrelac, I decided to give fingerless gloves a shot. I've been playing all weekend. My first try was torn out because I hadn't understood the need for even numbers of stitches in the squares. (If the squares are odd, you'd have to cut the yarn at the end of each square instead of at the end of each row. Got it.) My second try was way too large. And my third try, while lovely, will be ripped after pictures because these would be gloves for monster hands. They're about 9" in diameter, and they need to be 7". While I'm starting over anyway, I'm mulling over casting on in the round. I would still have to have knit and purl sides, I think, but it would eliminate the side triangles and the seam.

Here's take three, nestled in amidst the blooming periwinkle. :-)

And while I love that picture, the colors weren't accurate, so here's a sunny closeup. The medium pink is a dusty rose (not lavendar), and the light color is a pearly pink.



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