Finished Arachnid Mitts
I learnt a bit on the second one – I put all of the stitches of the spider pattern on one needle, so I didn’t have to cable and swap needles – genius! This one progressed quickly because I was watching Halcyon – any excuse to watch a bit more – I haven’t finished yet.
The costumes and settings…
The pattern is Arachnid. The yarn is patonyle ombre in coral (I used two balls, but there is heaps left you could probably get by with one ball).
Second Spider Mitt
I am still working on these – I have made it to the second mitt.
This is my second attempt. I made it to the spider’s bum and then it all went pear-shaped and I thought given it is in the middle of the spider my dodgy extra yarn overs might be noticed. I attempted to save it, but it just got worse and worse – like being in quick sand. So I cut my loses undid the whole thing and started again – sometimes you need to know when it’s not possible to rescue something (bit like life really – the things knitting can teach you)
My Arachnid Mitts
It was Miss P’s turn to select something to be knitted. I let her browse Ravelry and these were the ones she found – Arachnid by Karen Fournier.
So far this is a great pattern – very easy to follow. I am using double points, but magic loop might have been better (at one stage I had to cable across needles).
The yarn is Patons Patonyle Merino Ombre in Coral.