FOs: French Cancan and Bea’s Slippers

1 Dec
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French Cancan (click pic for pattern)

 

Some patterns are just so beautiful, and when you knit them, every stitch turns out perfectly where it ought to be. When that happens, and I’ve managed to choose the right yarn as well… Well usually that means that I’m knitting a gift! But this pattern was so quick to knit (first some auto-pilot garter stitch, then a simple braid and lace edge knitted on) that I might make myself one as well. Once Christmas knitting is done, that is.

I’m in awe of people who can come up with patterns like this, where there isn’t a need for a moment’s hesitation. Such a joy. If the recipient likes the gift, then all will have been perfection.

Oh, and turns out knitting white yarn wasn’t such a big deal. I just washed my hands every time before knitting, to be on the safe side, and kept the WIP in a yarn bowl when I wasn’t working on it. I even managed to block it and take pictures without spilling things on it. The SO suggested I gift wrap it as soon as possible to keep it safe, ha! To be honest that’s probably for the best. When I can keep white things white, that’s when I’m probably an adult… ish.

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3 balls of Rowan baby merino silk dk

I’ve been having such great luck with patterns as of late. I began Christmas knitting with Bea’s slippers, and was so happily surprised by this free pattern. I think they look suitably complex, but it’s just a deceptively simple design. I used Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy cast off, which is now getting to be my go to bind off for anything that needs stretch.

I’m just trying to think of a good way to gift wrap them because without feet in them, they do look sort of comical. Right? Maybe I could stuff them with silk paper, or something… Or cut cardboard feets! Sounds like a plan.

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Kotikulta Sukkalanka (a worsted weight wool acrylic blend)

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Next up, a pair of Apis Dorsata mitts

 

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4 Responses to “FOs: French Cancan and Bea’s Slippers”

  1. Febr12 December 1, 2013 at 18:28 #

    That shawl is gorgeous, I love it in white!

    • bamboo#1 December 2, 2013 at 23:37 #

      Me too! It was the project picture of it in white on the Ravelry pattern page that sold the pattern to me.

  2. Verónica December 1, 2013 at 18:31 #

    The shawl is stunning. So beautiful. What a wonderful gift for someone!

    • bamboo#1 December 2, 2013 at 23:38 #

      Thank you 🙂 I was surprised by how simple it was to knit because so many of these shawls people have knitted are so gorgeous. I sure hope the recipient likes it 🙂

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