Fiber and Fabric

Some Examples of Simple Design Changes

Over the years I have knitted a number of wristers or fingerless mitts.

They have taken a number of forms.

I’ve used wool, silk, cotton, alpaca, mohair, and blends. Some are hand spun, more have been done with commercial yarns as design experiments.

In the past I have done these as a fingerless glove pattern, just stopping before finishing the fingers and tip of the thumb. These were knitted in the round.

My current experiments have been less structured, as my main idea is to experiment with lace stitch patterns. For example – the pair pictured right is a rectangle and the bottom border was knitted on sideways. The sides were then sewn up just leaving an opening for the thumb.

This design canvas is simple and effective.

The green pair was sold before I even finished seaming the second one.

This pair in red wool will be done soon. This “non-pattern” allows one to simply pick an attractive stitch, cast on and go. Makes for portability and a simple project.

Here are a couple more shots and options

My yarn bowl and knitter’s chatelaine add to my enjoyment of the process. The yarn bowl allows the yarn to stay contained and feed without snarling. The knitter’s chatelaine keeps my stitch markers and counter handy. One can just see my magnet board and pattern line magnifier.

I sometimes use a lighted magnifying lens to make reading the patterns easier for my “mature vision”. It’s a useful tool.

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