Finished Dashing

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007
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Dashing, started April 21st, 2007, finished June 27th, 2007
Pattern: Dashing
Yarn: A red fingering weight shetland wool left over from my aunt’s DNA scarf, original ripped from a large men’s sweater
Needles: 2.25 mm DPNs
Modifications: Absolutely none.
Would I knit it again? I love these! Yes, yes I would. Such a quick knit, and comfy and elegant. They seal off the wrist so spiffily, too. I’m considering knitting another pair as mittens for winter; they’d be perfect.

I knit these with absolutely no modifications, and they were brilliant. I have absolutely no complaints, and would recommend this pattern to everyone. The only problem I had was due entirely to my own forgetfulness. I reached the end of the second mitt after only a few days, and was so impressed with my speed until I realized that I had forgotten to put in one of the cables at the wrist. I had three options to fix it:

  1. ripping back, which I didn’t want to do;
  2. adding a fake cable, which wouldn’t pull in as much and therefore would have looked out of place;
  3. snipping above the cable, ripping back, adding the cable, knitting back up again, and grafting the stitches together.

I opted for number 3, and I’m glad that I did because it taught me a lot about grafting. Seeing as the cable has a purl in the middle, I had to figure out how to graft the switch between the knit and purl stitches. I knit a swatch in some cheap acrylic first, so I could figure out how to do it. This whole thing was documented, so I’ll put up a post soon that shows how I did it.

I’m glad that I have these gloves now, because it means that I can type in cold weather with only a little freezing of the tips of my fingers. Mostly, it means that my thumb won’t get cold. As a bonus, having fingerless mitts means I can do the following:

“East-side,” and also apparently “three-side”


Throwin’ up the horns


Eve endorses enzyte


Live long and prosper.


And the nice picture my mom said I should take and stop being so silly.


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2 Comments to “Finished Dashing”

  1. Great photos! Looks like there are many ways to wear your awesome new gloves.

    Comment by
    July 4, 2007 @ 2:34 pm
  2. Nifty handwarmers. although modeling handwarmers in a tank top is a bit of an oxymoron…. :razz:

    Comment by Carol
    July 4, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

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