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Monday, December 13, 2010
WaterFire Hand Warmers pattern now available!
WaterFire Hand Warmer pattern is now available in my pattern store on Ravelry. You can purchase it from my sidebar (even if you don't have a Ravelry account...but why wouldn't you?).
The hand warmers are knit from one ball of Zauberball fingering weight, in their rainbow colorway. The cool colors were separated from the warm colors, and two balls were created. I used those two newly created balls to knit the fair-isle design.
The stitch motif is inspired by designs in Alice Starmore's Fair-Isle Knitting book.
The pattern is also inspired by WaterFire, an award winning sculpture created 15 years ago by a local RISD student. It's free to the public and runs every year from June - October with special "partial-fires" through out the year.
These would be just as pretty in two solid colors, as well as any other high contrast color of Zauberball (they were test knit in the purple/orange colorway). Cast on and stay warm!