Future '71 by Lindsey Felice

Future '71

May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
One size fits all
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I was born in the 80s, but you would never know that if you visited me at my job. The building I work in was built in 1971 and not much has changed since. It is the epitome of the 1960/70s idea of sleek, futuristic design- concrete walls, primary-colored plastic furniture, Eero Aarnio’s ball chairs on every floor… It’s a time warp. I love how dated it feels, while still managing to give the illusion that this is the way of the future, a cozier, warmer future than the one we have with our iPads and GPS systems. I wanted to make an accessory that would reflect that retro-future aesthetic. Something you could find in the costume department for Logan’s Run or at contempory boutique. And so, my Future ’71 Handwarmers were born.

These warmers are knit flat and then sewn up the edge. There is no increasing or decreasing and the spiciest aspect of their construction is the intarsia design. It is a great first colorwork project for beginners or a quick, relaxing knit for the more experienced yarn addict.