Tuesday, 30 September 2008

2 QUICK FO's FO YOU: FOURTEEN, TRAVIS MITTIS

Need a quick fix?
FO: fourteen and i like it FO: fourteen and i like it
Pattern: Fourteen by John Brinegar of yarn ball boogie Needles: 13mm gold straights Yarn: homespun tweed that had been stashed longer than I can remember Notes: Quick, easy and should have been done ages ago. Perfect for last minute holiday gifts. Thanks to Tobes for posing shirtless in the cold. Modifications: None, I think I mad have done a sewn BO instead of a crocheted one due to the fact that I can't crochet. A fact that nags at me more and more everyday. *ahem* Next up...
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Pattern: Travis Mittis I used the thumb gusset from Porphyria by Cissy Black Yarn: Knit Picks Essential 1 skein Needles: 3.25 crystal palace dpns Notes: I hate dpns. Must learn magic looping. Modifications: I made it up as I went along but I kept good notes so not to forget when making the second mitt. I wanted the thumb gusset from Porphyria and worked the west of the piece around that. A tight sturdy cast off completes the look.
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11 comments:

the Lady said...

Magic loop is the best. I like that I don't have to worry about losing needles. It's really easy too - I think Knit Picks has a video tutorial on it on their site.

Jennifer said...

Nice! I like the rustic buttons with the tweed.
I'll have to try that thumb gusset, it looks good! I always have trouble with mine.
Hmmm, I wonder if I can get my boy to pose shirtless...

Rose said...

i have been lusting after fingerless mitts but i fear the thumb gusset! i love quick and fun FOs... like a little boost to the knitting ego.

Marce (BrownBerry) said...

Both FABulous, and the photos represent them well!

Cirilia said...

"Thanks to Tobes for posing shirtless in the cold."

Hear hear!

Maggie said...

I learned magic loop from the knitting help.com website. So easy, I will never go back to DPNs!

Hilary said...

I absolutely love those buttons with that yarn. Definitely one of my favorite Fourteens out there!

Susan said...

Those came out great! I agree about the tweed and buttons giving a great rustic feel.

Great pics too! I can't even get a guy to take a pic, let alone shirtless. lol. Bravo.

Cassiemarie said...

Those are so lovely,
now I am off to find a hunky shirtless man to model my newest knits...
heheh
:)

Valérie said...

I'm with the general consensus here: great, quick-yet-satisfying knits, and way to go getting the cute boy to pose shirtless in this weather we've been having :) Geez, my hubby won't even listen to instructions to smile for the camera once in a while, let alone strike a pose sans shirt!

bace said...

you make anything knitted look mad sexy.

so does tobes. lol.