Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Whit's Knits: Colorblock Hand Warmers

Last weekend I took a brief sewing hiatus - just a short break in sewing continuity (no need for alarm!) - and picked up sticks.  The knitting sticks.

The pattern is Whit's Knit: Colorblock Hand Warmers, a free Purl Bee project the details of which can be found here.

The Yarns:
Madeline Tosh Merino Light
Silver Fox, Antler, Alabaster and Napoli

The Colorblock Hand Warmers Pattern is a simple and quick knit and does not involve shaping; it is an ideal pattern for beginner "in the round" knitters, and a fun knit also for more experienced knitters.  I really enjoyed the color play, substituting two of the four original yarn colors with yarn from stash.




For more pictures and all the details check out my Ravelry page:





With thanks to my hand model who enjoyed this photo session as much as I did.  Effortlessly.


Now it is back to the sewing machine for me.


Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

20 comments:

  1. Lovely! I have yarn stashed for these in similar colors. Need to get on that project. :-)

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  2. Gorgeous! ! ! !

    I must co a pair for me.

    hugs
    Gerry

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  3. These are beautiful! Very nice!

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  4. Love those. Just glamorous. I wear fingerless gloves all winter long to keep my hands warm. I wish I were a good enough knitter to make some, too. Have a super day!

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  5. Just gorgeous Rit!! Love the colours xx

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  6. I want to make this...only problem, I crochet. Must add knitting to my list of things to learn. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Very inspiring colour combination!

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  8. I use black leg warmers at work (my wrists get very cold on my desk) but I would love to be able to knit with 4 needles and make all kind of wrist warmers matching my outfit of the day :-) Luckily I wear a lot of black and grey so my black leg warmers look godd too!

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  9. Very clever and great colours.

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  10. So beautiful!!!! and now, a question. the circle of flying geese in the upper right corner of your banner, is this a pattern I can get my hands on? thank you

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    1. Thanks! The Flying Geese Doll quilt is from the book: Quilting ~ From Little Things by Sarah Fielke. You can read more about the book and the Geese Around the World pattern with 16 Flying Geese Units here:

      http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2011/04/quilting-from-little-things-book-tour.html

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  11. Very nice! except...does that mean the cold weather is just around the corner? LOve all the fabrics in the last post too.

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  12. Hand warmers are really not needed here in South FL. It was 80 degrees F and sunny but your colors are so vibrant and beautiful.

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  13. These are adorable! I love the colors.

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