Tour de Fleece 2013 Day 6

I made batts yesterday by blending two colors together using my drumcarder.

TDF13 July 4 Day 6

In the picture above, the top row is the original colors, and the next rows show the degree of blending. I stopped after blending three times.



Blue and pale green wrist warmer sampler

Blue and pale green wrist warmer sampler

I knit this last night.  I did it with purl on the outside and I tried Norwegian purling for the yarn carried in the left hand.  I ended up switching yarns around so they weren’t always carried by the same hand.  In fact at one point I had the yarns around my neck and I was just using my left hand.  It seemed to stop the yarns from getting twisted up around each other.

Next: It would be interesting to see what would happen if the lighter color was the main color.


Pattern: Wrist Warmer self designed using Anna Zilboorg’s Turkish Stitches chart

Yarn: Knit Picks Cotton Shine Sport in blue (hydrangea) and pale green (silver sage)

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)


I cast on 48 stitches using a long tail cast on and knit k2, p2 rib for 5 rows.  I then purled the body of the wrist warmer carrying the yarn in front.

For the first round I purled 2 blue, followed by 2 green for one round

For rounds 2 & 3 I purled in green above blue and blue above green.

Next I did two repeats of the Turkish stitch.

To end I repeated the 2 green and 2 blue

Finally k2,p2 rib for five rounds

Bind off using Russian/Grumperiana’s bind off.

Duplicate stitch the one spot where I had got a blue instead of a green. Sigh.

Sew in ends.

Grin widely as you turn it to the right side as it looks good.

Wrist warmer detail

Wrist warmer detail