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Forbidden Love

Knitting
January 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
This pattern is available for free.

Wrist Warmers

The Forbidden Love part? I know it’s not the sort of thing we talk about in polite society, but I’ve fallen in love with an acrylic yarn—a cheap acrylic yarn ($3.99 for a 218-yard skein). Soft Delight Extremes by Yarn Bee, which is the house brand for Hobby Lobby. I picked it up when I was in the midwest last summer visiting my sister. It looked like any number of other yarns on the skein: kind of hairy, but definitely not an eyelash, some color variegation, but nothing that cried out “I will be your new obsession! You will succumb to my powers and become helpless like a child!” Still, the price was right, so I bought a skein.

This is a great beginner pattern. I found it when I was looking to expand beyond the headhugger hat I’d learned in class. I’m finding it super-easy to follow. Very comforting!