Fallberry Handwarmers by Anne Hansen FO

Pattern: Fallberry Handwarmers by Anne Hansen
Source: Knitty
Yarn: Sheldridge Farm Soft Touch Sport Remnant
Colour: Navy Blue
Needles: 2.75mm dpns
Start: September 9 Finish: September 18, 2011
Modifications: None

Knit up in sport weight yarn these were a quick and easy knit using up a remnant ball.

As in the vest I made for My Beloved, the end result with this yarn has a distinctly "demin" look about it.
I grabbed the pre-assembled project bag for these on the way out the door when taking my mom to hospital just after Labour Day.  She ended up being admitted and this little knit came in super handy filling time awaiting tests with her, sitting at her bedside and as I sat in the lounge when she was sleeping.
She wasn't shy about sharing her thought that they really would be perfect for her to wear this fall so after I took the FO shots with Darling Daughter I dropped them off to her. (She's now back at home!)

Making the Small/Medium size in the hopes of having a finished product with a snug rather than sloppy fit for me I used less than half the skein. Still without a pair of my own I may just try the larger size with the rest of the yarn. That speaks to the quality of this pattern...not only is the end product good enough to warrant having a second pair, they are fun enough to knit to make me want to knit another pair!

Hey thanks for dropping by today!


Sandra said...

Lovely knit, and glad to hear your Mom is back home.

Brendaknits said...

They are so great. And I love the name. 'Fall Berry'. That's how I hear it - as separate words.

LynS said...

Thanks for this post. I've been looking for a sport-weight pattern for some mitts for my daughter to take with her when she goes to a conference in Montreal next month. I think these will be perfect.

In case you hadn't realised - I really like these mitts!

Stephanie said...

What an intriguing pattern that's just knits and purls? Usually I'm excited by cables and lace, but this I might have to look into someday myself.