Noo’s Aiya :)

May 22, 2012 § 4 Comments

Since recently completing My Aiya, and happily sporting it about most proudly, a friend (Noonoo) was most envious and wanted a pair for herself as driving gloves … and being my most generous self have knit her a pair of  her own (Noo’s Aiyas) as well!! :) Arent I good?!  ;-P

Her’s was knit with:

Yarn | Moris & Sons Empire 4 ply (Fingering weight)

Fiber content | 100% Australian Merino

Colourway | Scarlet Twist

Size | Small (coz she really has tiny hands)

Being a merino yarn, her Aiyas a quite springy and warm. The scarlet Twist colourway is really wonderful … I might have to make a hat or something in the DK weight version.

In any case … another happy customer.

Pattern | Aiaya … Fingerless Mitts

May 12, 2012 § 4 Comments

Fingerless mitts/gloves are easily one of the quickest knitting projects to complete!

I recently went into Country Road, specifically to checkout their current stock of knitwear accessories.

I wanted some inspiration for a quick filler project (QF project). I’m on my cardigan binge at the moment and that takes alittle while to complete, so to keep me going I need these are smaller projects that are portable, and that I know I’ll complete without too much drama :)

I love orange, and this mini pair of fingerless mitts was just adorable!

I loved it so much, I thought I should make my own … I figure it’s autumn and getting cooler, highly portable and instantly gratifying (as it would take no time to whip up).

pattern | Aiya, knit in Jo Sharp Alapaca Silk Georgette yarn (Sport)

So ….. Tadah!! It’s all knit up and it was quicker than I initially anticipated and at this very second keeping my hands warm as I complete this blog entry :). My verion is slightly longer and covers the knuckles (I’m slightly Utilitarian like that – I think knitwear should keep on warm), but pattern can easily be modified with less textured rows for those who want a more mini, trendier fingerless mitten.

This is easily a beginners project, provided you have the following skills down pat. If you would like to knit this too download “Aiya” and knock yourself out!

Skills required:

– Knitting in the round

– Knowledge of knit (k), purl (p) & knit through back of stitch (ktb)

– Longtail Cast On, Backward loop Cast On & Binding off

Enjoy!

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