Pattern:Spate by Jane Richmond
Yarn:Madelinetosh DK Twist in Saffron
*Pics taken by T! My little photographer did well!*
I didn’t think I would have time to knit anything for the Olympics this year but since we had a snowy weekend I managed to start a pair of Spates. I’ve been wanting to knit this pattern since I reviewed Journey but just haven’t had the time. Jane and Shannon are also having a Journey KAL right now so I’m double dipping! The Journey KAL runs until the end of February if you were thinking about joining in.
They worked up quickly and were the perfect instant gratification project. I used leftovers from the His Golden Lair shawl I knit before christmas and I literally used every inch of yarn. I had half a inch of yarn to weave in on each mitt! Cutting it a bit too fine I know but I wanted to make the ribbing at the top as long as possible. If I had had more I would have added half a dozen more rows.
Madelinetosh DK Twist was a yummy choice for these fingerless mitts.
I really enjoy knitting with this base. It is much superior to the Tosh single ply that they use as a lot of their bases in my opinion. I’ll be keeping this one in my if I use Tosh again.
So that’s my Olympic knitting but I haven’t watched a stitch of the Olympics…..
Hopefully the rest of you are faring better in that department than I am.
Are you almost done your Olympic knits?