Hi everyone! :)
Double pointed needles for knitting; are you familiar? I wasn’t, but when I came across this cute pattern for knit-in-the-round wristies on Ravelry, I knew it was time to venture out into territories unknown!
I got myself some 3mm bamboo needles (tiny!!!) – and my gosh, they looked like tooth picks! People really knit with these?! And while I was on a train, I thought to myself: this is the perfect time for me to learn how to knit in the round on dpns. I know; what was I thinking… I used this tutorial from Knitting For Dummies to get set up, and off I went. And actually, after a few rounds, it was starting to look a lot like knitting; proper knitting!
Holy smokes Batman, I did it! :D
I’m using this groovy yarn I got at a yarn festival last year: Arwetta Classic by Filcolana. It’s funny – looking back at that post, I mention that it might be time for me to learn how to knit socks, because it’s the perfect yarn for that! :)
The white yarn I’m using is something labelless from my stash in roughly the same weight as the Arwetta yarn. It’s a cotton/acrylic blend, if I’m not mistaken; but I have no idea what brand it is. I do know that it has been discontinued a few years ago; I scored the last skeins ages ago at my first yarn festival. Ah, memories :)
I’m half way the first wristie now, and so far I haven’t really run into any major trouble. My laddering seems fine (that’s where you see a visible ‘seam’ right where you switch needles) which I think is pretty great for a first time project. I did have some trouble with the floats (where you carry the yarn at the back of your work when using two colours at the same time) in the section that I’m on right now; luckily I know the best knitter in the world, and she got me back on the right track in no time! :)
The pattern that I’m knitting is Schachmatt on Ravelry, and it’s free! :)
I really hope that I’ll be able to finish this wristie soon, and of course, start the second one! I hope I don’t get the wristies version of ‘single sock syndrome’…