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Sarah's Wristwarmers
September 7 2008
November 5 2008
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Sarah's Wristwarmers
Rose's Wrist Warmers by Christina Slattery
One size
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Michell & CIA Luxury Collection Alpaca Peru
220 yards in stash
2 skeins = 220.0 yards (201.2 meters), 100 grams
Wool-Tyme USA

Two online friends found out that I knit so they asked if I would knit them a pair each of these. It was a challenge and I accepted. The yarn shipment got delayed: I ordered in April 08 and they arrived in July 08. It was a good thing because I was away on holiday then.

I tried using DPNs but I keep getting ladders so I frogged, twice, and put the project aside, twice. But now that winter is almost here and I want to get started with my Christmas presents for friends overseas, I decided to rethink the project and cast on using the Magic Loop.

Thanks to Christina Slattery for allowing me to transcribe her chart pattern for this project. I promise one of these days I will learn to knit using a chart!

I frogged the whole thing! Because I made a mistake and apparently unraveling alpaca is difficult so I just decided to start from scratch because now I know the mistakes to avoid.

Done! The wristwarmers are being dried right now and will be popped into the mail for Sarah soon.

I don’t like this alpaca yarn, it’s very hairy and splitty but it is warm. Also not sure why the centre of the diamonds tend to fold up like that. I am not a tight knitter so I doubt if it had anything to do with tension. Once you wear the wristwarmers they obviously stretch out anyway.

Definitely doing a few more pairs of these!

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by Michell & CIA
100% Alpaca
110 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: April 22, 2008
  • Project created: September 8, 2008
  • Finished: November 6, 2008
  • Updated: March 1, 2018