Quick Knits

I did manage to finish a couple of quick projects outside of Diamond Lace last week and they were such fun!

I had been searching and trying to decide what knitted gift to make for my 1SSP. In July, I saw the newest catalog from WEBS and decided that the One Skein Wave Handwarmers in black were just the thing.

Technically, this wasn’t a “quick knit” because I knit 3/4 of these in mid-July, and then put them aside for other projects and events. Last week, I finally finished them up and washed them. The Berkshire fluffed and softened up, and the handwarmers feel wonderful. I hope she will like them.


(Eeew… the picture is blurry. And it was the best one I took. I didn’t realize it was this bad when I was editing it a couple days ago.) Berkshire does have quite the fuzzy halo, which definitely increases after a wash. These handwarmers have basic thumb holes, so I arranged them asymmetrically before blocking.

I had extra Berkshire left over, so I decided to try the Felted Moebius Basket from Cat Bordhi’s A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting. The pictures in the book are so clear I was pretty sure I got the Moebius Cast-On correct, but I tried a second time to be sure. It was really fun to watch the Moebius form.

The basket starts with a Moebius band as the handle/rim. The band is “split” in the middle so you can pick up stitches and knit the bowl section. It went quickly, I finished in about 5-6 hours knitting total time. Here’s a picture before felting.


The felting turned out marvelous, but I’ll save that for another post! : )

UPDATE: Here’s a bit of info re: Rina’s question.

That’s a good question! To be honest, I didn’t check my gauge because I would be felting the basket. The yarn (Berkshire) is heavy worsted and I knit with only one strand and US 11 circular needles. < br />I checked the book, and Cat Bordhi discusses gauge a little bit under “Yarn & Design Suggestion” on page 15. It looks like you swatch plainly (stockinette) in the round and measure that.

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5 Responses to “Quick Knits”

  1. Rina Rahardjo Says:
    August 24th, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    I actually have A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting book and would like to try one of the cat bed for my Mom-in-law’s cat. It’s going to be her BD gift.

    How do you do the gauge for the mobius bag? Do you just knit in the round plainly withouth the mobius cast on?

  2. Deb Says:
    August 24th, 2006 at 9:48 am

    I’d love those handwarmers – especially this morning. This rain is making me so cold. I’v been anxious to try those mobious bowls so I can’t wait to see the photo and post later. Stay dry today…

  3. Jeanne Says:
    August 25th, 2006 at 11:11 am

    I can’t wait to see the bag felted up!

  4. Dyann Says:
    August 25th, 2006 at 6:57 am

    The handwarmers look great — lucky secret pal of yours! I’m looking forward to seeing the bowl felted. I’ve got that book and it’s on my too-long to-do list.

  5. Chris Says:
    August 25th, 2006 at 11:54 pm

    The handwarmers look wonderfully cozy! And I can hardly wait to see the felted mobius…

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