At the beginning of this year, I bought one of those little stitch pattern of the day calendars. Vogue stitches maybe? I can’t remember for sure. But each day is a different knitting stitch or fair isle pattern. There are so many beautiful ones.
I have all this yarn that I am bound and determined to knit up. So I decided that I would try to take some of these stitches and figure out a pattern to use on some of my yarn.
I liked this stitch pattern called the Eyelet Rib.
I decided to take a basic fingerless mitt pattern and incorporate this stitch pattern. It worked pretty well. I used Cascade 220 Heather yarn and size 7 needles. I ended up with a pattern stitch that looks quite abit larger in gauge then the swatch from the calendar. I am not sure I do the rib justice, but I think they turned out ok.
I finished the fingerless mitts this morning. I wanted to photograph the mitts, so I could put them on ravelry and blog about them. So I went outside with Davey, my camera and the mitts.
I was hoping he could help me. I know he is just 3 and 1/2, but he is pretty good at wielding the camera and can come up with some random neat shots. He’d also tried on the mitts earlier, so I even thought he could model them for me.
He was having none of it. He was too busy “fishing”.
This is kind of another story in itself. Two Christmases ago, I was playing around with knitting some ornaments. This is an ornament that I never finished. Somehow it got mixed up with Davey’s toys, and this semi finished ornament is something he often plays with. (It’s just a semi-stuffed knitted sphere.)
So anyway, I was on my own as far as the photography went.
It just wasn’t working.
Here the mitts just looked kinda blob-like.
Then I tried holding the camera down low and “shooting” from the hip. Not so good either.
I wasn’t too happy with the photos.
Then David came home and saved the day.
ahhhh much better.
I’ve written up this pattern. I’m not sure I’d knit these again. I think I might try them with a finer smoother yarn to get more of the look from the stitch calendar, but I guess there is no reason that I have to duplicate the look.
If I am going to write the pattern though, I’d better do it fast. I’ve written it down by hand. But there’s a problem. For some reason, I felt no need to write the pattern in any even vaguely linear fashion. I don’t understand why I did it this way. I mean it makes sense to me. Today. In a week? I kinda doubt it.