Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fetch These

"Fetching" is one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry. There are over 17,700 projects listed and tons more have it in their queue. It is easy to see why. It is a lovely pattern. Nice cables that twist toward your thumb and the 4x1 ribbing gives it a different look from many of the other fingerless mitts. I did feel the need to play around with the thumb. I like a thumb gusset. It doesn't pull the knitting out of shape like many of the other types of thumbs do. Sometimes I get a bit of a thrill that I feel accomplished enough to be comfortable modifying a pattern to suit my needs.

I used some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran that I had bought for another project. I loved knitting with this yarn. It was a good choice for these mitts.