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FO: Wrist Warmers

For Christmas last year I made my mum some wrist warmers. cg-32

My mum easily gets cold, especially where she lives now in a huge 24 bedroom villa. So these were the perfect gift for her.

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They are a very simple DROPS Design pattern, but with a very pretty finish.

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My mum loves them and she tells me that she wears them all the time. Made even more special by the fact that they are a constant reminder that I am thinking of her no matter how far away I am.

STATS
Pattern:
 Tourmaline by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Cotton Merino in turquoise.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 2nd-3rd December 2015.

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FO: Two Pairs of Fingerless Mittens

A fellow childminder and a good friend ordered two pairs of fingerless mittens from me last year, one pair in the Spring and the other in the Autumn.

The first pair I knitted back in May 2014, using this DROPS Design pattern. I have knitted them before and posted about here.

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The pattern called for DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk, which make the mittens scrumptiously soft.

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My friend has started a ‘Forest School’ nursery in the woods with a friend close to us and so these are probably a great accessory to have.

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I knitted these up in a couple of days, and even though the pattern on them looks quite intricate it is actually really easy. In fact, I’ve just recently knitted two projects with exactly this pattern and I love it!

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It’s funny actually, I’ve knitted other people fingerless mittens, but have never actually knitted myself a pair.

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I modelled them myself in Spring of 2014 🙂

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The second pair is also a DROPS Design pattern, but it’s actually a pair of wrist warmers.

I had also knit these wrist warmers before for a friend and when I posted about them on my blog, my friend liked them so much she ordered a pair, but as wrist warmers.

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This is also a great pattern, that took a little longer to knit up as it calls for 3mm size needles.

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My friend picked the same colour as the previous ones I knitted, and it’s a lovely colour.

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This is another pair of fingerless mittens that I really should knit for myself too!

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STATS

FINGERLESS MITTENS
Pattern:
Fingerless Mittens by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Alpaca in pearl grey and DROPS Kid-Silk in heather.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 29th-31st May 2014.

FINGERLESS MITTENS
Pattern:
Fingerless Mittens by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Baby Merino in navy blue.
Needle size: 2.5mm
Knitting time: 9th-13th December 2014.

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FO Friday: Two Sets of Wrist Warmers

Early this year I made two sets of wrist warmers for a good German friend of mine. I used this pattern for the first set.

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I LOVE this pattern, the intricateness and laciness of it. It was a pleasure to knit it and I think it looks even better finished.

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My friend picked the colour and I love it, I would actually like a pair for myself in this colour.

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While the pattern is easy to knit it was a little time consuming, maybe because back when I was knitting them I hadn’t knitted in the round for a little while.

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My friend loved them, especially the colour and how pretty the lace turned out.

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The second pair of wrist warmers I knitted for my friend was this pattern.

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I used DROPS Alpaca for this pair and I simply love the colour.

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These were a little more delicate and very, very soft. I am not a huge fan of the lace of this pattern, but overall the pattern works really well I think.

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But I do love the edges, they just add a little extra prettiness.

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