Thursday, March 06, 2008

Pogies

I finished the second pair (of 3 pair) of Pogies for a friend and her rowing team. On the final pair, I only need to bind off the stitches for the ribbing on the side of the hand, and then weave in the ends. They'll be done today! The first pair I made, I followed the pattern closely. There were a couple changes that she asked for, and then I didn't worry so much about the pattern. These came out great and I'm sure she'll really like them.

4 comments:

Shelly said...

Those are so cool! What a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Did you create a pattern for the pogies?
I haven't been able to find one anywhere... Yours look great...I would love to knit a pair...what type of yarn did you end up using?

Danielle said...

I was loaned a pattern by the person commissioning the work. The yarn was provided by her as well. I don't remember what it was exactly. I believe it was mostly acrylic with a little mohair in it. I hated the yarn and found it to be itchy and non-breathing. If I were to make these again, I would probably use Cascade 220. The pattern went something like: cast on x stitches (enough to go around your hand so you can get it on.) Knit in ribbing for 4 inches. Work 1 inch in stockinette stitch. Begin working it flat by turning at the end of each row for 3inches. Work for one more inch in the round, joining the ends of the rows back together. On the next 2 rows, decrease 1 stitch at the beginning and end of each row and 2 stitches in the center of each row. Split the stitches into 2 equal groups and graft them together with Kitchener Stitch. Go back to the slit created by the section knit flat and pick up and knit 3 stitches for every 4 rows. Working in the round, work ribbing for 1 inch and bind off loosely. I used the sewn bind off method.

Lori Schwefel said...

Thanks! I think I will give it a shot... It seems like it couldn't be any harder than a sock.... We are getting really close to pogie weather....I agree with you on the Cascade 220... washable would be really great...
Thanks again!