I’m thrilled to have finally finished my Gallifrey finger-less mitts, and I have to say they are lovely. They still need to a have a little light blocking, but they look and feel fantastic. Check them out in action:
This is a fairly intense pattern. I definitely couldn’t watch TV and knit this. Every row of the chart involves a crossover or 3. But it is completely worth the effort. And still with that subtle nerdy flair only the true nerds will get.
I would also like to do a review of the yarn used for this project. Introducing Tosh Merino Light in Alazarin, from Madeline Tosh Yarns.
This was actually a swap gift from a fantastic swap partner as part of 221b‘s Yarn and Jam Swap this past summer. I fell in love the moment I touched it. It has the softness of Malabrigo, and is a similar single ply strand, but it seems a bit more stable. I guess the best way to describe what I am talking about is the fact that Malabrigo can felt slightly from wear, but this doesn’t seem to & I’ve put these mitts to the test. Stitch definition is amazing, and it works up fantastically in a cable pattern while still being soft. They were knit on size naught 24″ circulars, and let me say I will probably never knit on that needle size again. There were times my hands cramped from the tight little stitches this produced.
The only negative I have for this yarn is the splitting. If I hadn’t had sharp points for lace, I think it would have driven me bonkers. This yarn likes to split a lot! But I would knit with it again. So go forth, and knit with this wondrous yarn. Seriously, if Malabrigo is the knitter’s crack, this might be the knitter’s version of heroin.