Happy Friday!!! Today is the first day of Stampede here is Calgary. There is a serious party going on in the streets with a certain Royal Couple in attendance.
Meanwhile... It feels great to be moving on with some Christmas knitting. Even though it is only July, I know I will end up in a mad rush in the end ; )
I made the Felicity hat for my cousin a while ago and wanted to make some fingerless mitts to match. I hunted around on Rav for a pattern that would suit the slouchy hat and came up with Ritzy.
This is a simple and enjoyable pattern. The slouchiness around the wrists is cleverly created by knitting some stitches every 8th row together with the row 8 behind.
I very happy I was able to get the mitts to match each other and the hat pretty perfectly. I once again enjoyed knitting with the Silk Garden Lite.
Stripes with Slouch
Pattern: Ritzy by Katya Frankel
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite (about 40 grams)
Needles: 3.75mm DPB's (bamboo by Chicagoo)
I didn't make any modifications to the pattern and am very pleased with the result. The only mistake I found was that the pattern recommends using 4mm or US 5 needles but US 5 are 3.75mm. In the end I knit the larger size with the smaller needles ; )
As usual, I plan on getting the weekend off to the right start... by checking out more FO's through Tami's blog. Hope you have plans for a great one!
On an unrelated note... the Royal Couple started their trip here to Calgary with a special moment that has a bit of a personal note for my family. If you get a chance watch this and read the story here.