Monday, February 14, 2011

3x3 Twisted Rib Gaiter

I really do no like scarves. A neck gaiter, basically a continuos cylinder of fabric that you slip over your head and onto your neck, works much better for me.  I can pull it up over  my head like a hood or pull it up over my mouth or nose for extra cold protection.

I had this red (itchy) wool yarn hanging around for the longest time.  I have no idea where I got it from or the brand.  I only know it's wool.  It was not a lot of yarn so I had a hard time figuring out what to use it for.  It was, however, just enough to make a nice sized gaiter. I love how this yarn has flecks of orange in it and it leant itself well to the 3x3 rib pattern. A quick and easy knit with great results. I am going to treat it with some hair conditioner to make it softer/less itchy (hopefully it works). I can't wait to wear it.

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I'm currently knitting one for the hubby with the most beautiful, softest angora yarn that we got from Smiley's a couple of years back.  I don't know when I'll be done with that one but hopefully it'll before before winter is over.  :p


Anonymous said...

Peace Chi-Chi, Is somthing knitted more closed in than something crocheted (don't think that's spelled right...LOL?) I recently purchased something crocheted, the connections are too wide so too much cold air seeps in.

The Original Wombman said...

You spelled it right!

It doesn't really matter whether it's knitted or crocheted--it's going to depend on how close each stitch is to the other, i.e. how thick the yarn is in relation to the needle or hook and also just how tightly the person knits/crochets. What I usually do for things that are too loosely knit or crocheted is add a liner to it (usually fleece because it's warm and cheap!).

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