Pattern: Easy Stripey Gauntlets, included in a kit by Kama Suutra Fiber Arts
Yarn: Kama Suutra Fiber Arts Skinny Stripes in the Lipstick & Leather colorway, approximately 53 grams (I’d love to tell you yardage, but it’s not listed)
Timeline: 5.15.14 – 11.9.14
Needles: US size 2 bamboo circulars, 120 cm long
Size: Sm/M, elbow length
My Modifications: Not many – I followed the pattern for the most part. I think I made the thumb hole a bit smaller than the pattern said as I felt it was pretty big. I edited a few parts in the pattern to make more sense to me, but as it came in a kit, I don’t think it makes much sense to tell you what I did.
Opinions: I bought this yarn four years ago at the WEBS tent sale – she was a vendor in the parking lot. Four years ago, I totally intended to wear these, but learning how to Magic Loop was intimidating. I finally got around to starting them and realized they’d be much better for someone else, so off they’ve gone.
The yarn is quirky. I don’t quite know how to describe it – it’s almost like it’s got elastic in it and it’s a bit kinked, but it’s 100% superwash merino. It was enjoyable to work with, and I have enough left over to make a few pairs of mitts, which I’ll probably do. The dye job is quite nice, as well, and I don’t remember any significant bleeding.
This is the pattern I taught myself to Magic Loop on, and while it’s not the first project I finished, it remains the first, warts and all. I’m very glad to have added this tool to my toolbox and I use it frequently. I liked having everything in the kit, as well. I will definitely keep an eye out for more of her yarns.