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For hardcore knitters, there are no limits to the arena in which we practice our craft. That includes the great outdoors; whether it's on bleachers at a football game, in front of a campfire at the coast, or waiting for the skiers to return, we never stop knitting. The fingerless glove is mandatory gear, and the second feature in our Shibui Silk preview, Prue, shows how to cover those hardworking wrists in style.
Olga's genius in making the mundane extraordinary is so apparent in these fingerless gloves. In Prue, she uses a simple welted stitch pattern and two strands...Staccato and Silk Cloud...held together to create a design where function is eclipsed by form. The Staccato has beautiful stitch definition that shines through the halo that the Silk Cloud's kid mohair provides.
The wonderful part about using two strands is the creativity that it will unleash; it's almost like inventing your own yarn! I am planning a pair of these in Redwood Staccato and Rust Silk Cloud; and Suit, Artichoke and Bordeaux are all color matched in the yarns. Check out the colors available in these two silk blends; the combinations are amazing!