How fetching

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I finally made a Fetching for myself. Since completing this pair, they’ve seen quite a bit of service and have not disappointed. Fetching is a free Knitty pattern, designed by Cheryl Niamath. It’s available here. 19,150 Ravelers have knit Fetching and then posted photos on their project page. That must put Fetching among the top Rav patterns. It’s definitely a keeper.

This version is knit in Cascade 220 Superwash. A true workhorse of a yarn.

Click on the thumbnails to see a close-up of my newest Fetching, along with others I’ve knit in the past few years.

 

Fetching

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This is Cheryl Niamath’s Fetching, a free fingerless mitten pattern available from a 2006 issue of Knitty. 19,395 Ravelers have knitted this pattern and posted it on their Ravelry project pages. Nearly another 6,500 knitters have the pattern saved in their queues, planning to knit it in the future.

These are two of mine, knit here in Michigan’s Stonehedge Fibers Shepard’s Wool, a super-soft merino. Shepard’s Wool is a lightweight worsted that works up great in this pattern. These two are part of my holiday gift basket. “Free to good home” if you stop by my place over the holidays. In fact, the apricot pair has already been “adopted.”

And, as for the holidays, best wishes for yours!

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Dashing through the snow

This is Dashing, a free Knitty pattern designed by Cheryl Niamath. I’ve knit it before and more than 5000 Ravelers have too and have posted photos of their finished work.On the wrist, the cables twist in opposite directions. A quick knit and a great last minute holiday present.

Dashing is shown above in Stonehedge Fibers Shephard’s wool worsted in the Cherries Jubilee colorway. The only modification I made this time was to shorten the main section by ten rounds. After knitting another pair of fingerless mitts out of the same skein, I knew I wouldn’t have enough to complete Dashing at the full length.

I also knit up a pair in Shepard’s wool worsted in Milk Chocolate. These are the full length. Both pair will be in my knitted goodies basket for family members to choose from over the holidays. Those who wear hats will find hats. Those who like mitts, will find mitts. And those sturdy utilitarians who only like knitted washcloths will find some of those also.

Here’s Dashing, at its full dashing length: