These ribbed gloves use the super cool Silver Spun yarn from LanaMundi. Not only do they keep your fingers toasty, but the yarn has actual silver spun right in which makes it possible to use your touchscreen devices without having to remove them. You can check out the video review below to see them in action on my phone.
The actual pattern will be great with any lightweight yarn, plus you can just add some conductive thread to the finger pads of the gloves and they will work just as well as the Silver Spun.
I’ve included three sizes to fit most women’s hands. Plus if you get the pattern now, you can get 50% off!
Use promo code: text50 at checkout to receive the discount.*
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This is a beautiful worsted weight 50% merino/50% silk blend yarn. Each hank comes with a generous 273 yards.
The yarn has a great sheen and is super soft. I can’t wait to make something up with it.
So I’m very happy with my haul and very thankful for Yarnbox for including me this month. Did you get a Yarnbox this month? How do you like your yarn? Let us know below and check out the video reveal while you’re at it. 🙂
Here is a sneak peek of the Silver Spun project. I’m working up the final product now and will soon have the pattern up for purchase. This pattern is going to look really cool with self-striping yarn as well, so I’ll have a sample of that too. Be sure to follow the blog to be the first to see what this will be and to get a special discount on the pattern!
The red package has arrived and my newest KnitCrate is so awesome that I’m stopping all other projects I have going to make a pattern with the yarn that was included. Check out below to see what I got and get the details to enter to win your very own Knitcrate.
KnitCrate March 2014 Int/Adv Knitter Kit
As always I will breakdown what I got so if you want to subscribe you can see the value firsthand. I also buy all of these with my own money, so you will know that my reviews reflect my own opinion and are unbiased in anyway.
This kit was $55 USD and the value was well worth the cost.
So let’s get started:
The KnitCrate this month came with not one free pattern, but three! ($13.00 value)
They are by the Feel Good Yarn company and the first one (the clever mittens with working index finger) is great for the yarn that was included. There is also a sunhat and pair of cute slippers. No crochet patterns yet, but I’m still hopeful.
The card also includes some great promo codes (remember you need to subscribe to get the codes, I’m just sharing what you would save if you did):
This yarn is 87% combed cotton, 11% silver and 2% lycra. Let me have their website do the honors of explaining this very cool yarn:
The silver content in SilverSpun makes it therapeutic and conductive. Silver kills a number of bacteria, including those that cause odor, has excellent thermal properties, is nontoxic and is perfect for those suffering from diabetes, arthritis and sensitive skin. Silver is also an excellent conductive agent thus allowing smartphone or tablet touch screen use while wearing gloves knit from the yarn. The silver is permanently adhered to the yarn and will not wash out.
Just in case you are wondering, there is no strange metallic smell to the yarn and it is really soft (not scratchy at all). Did I mention it came with its own project bag as well?
I will be making something from this very soon, so be sure to follow the blog to be notified when it’s ready.
Check out my video reveal below to see my experiment of using the yarn to navigate my iPhone.
I’m horrible at making pom poms. They are usually lopsided and wonky looking. So I was excited to try the Clover Pom Pom Maker.
I wanted to see if these specialized tools would make my pom poms actually look like pom poms.
Though the maker looks much more complicated than most other pom pom makers on the market, it was actually very easy to figure out after playing with it for a couple of minutes.
The video here shows me working through my very first pom pom with the maker so you can see how easy it was to use and the good results from my very first one. I also then made a few more pom poms and found out a few things to help make the pom poms better. Check out the video for all the tips and tricks.
I’m now obsessed with making all kinds of different kinds of pom poms with these machines. I’ll be giving away a Clover Large Pom Pom Maker very soon while sharing some fun pom pom tutorials. If you aren’t already following the blog, be sure to sign up so you get all the details when the giveaway begins.
Do you have the Clover Pom Pom Maker? Do you have any helpful tips that I haven’t covered in the video? I would love to hear them, let us know below.