Hand in Glove

I always liked that Smiths song. Last year I was smitten by socks now my love for gloves may surpass that. I began knitting some fingerless gloves from Koigu late last year but frogged them. They looked beautiful but felt quite tight at the base of the fingers where I had picked up and then decreased extra stitches. I’d done that in order to remove the holes that you get when knitting gloves.

My next glove project was a pair of “tipless” gloves from some Big Print superwash wool yarn I’d bought during my trip to Berlin last year.

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I decided to have a rolled finish to the ends of the gloves because it was easy. However, they’re quite chunky and bulky to wear, so I’m thinking of frogged them a bit and either turning them into fingerless gloves or knitting a bit of ribbing before the cast off.

Over Christmas I knitted a pair of mittens from one skein of Sweetdreams Mohair in Candy.

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They knitted up really fast and are very fluffy!

These could also double up as sock-type puppets as well… 🙂

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I’m still knitting Andy’s fingerless gloves from Lamb’s Pride Worsted in Turkish Olive. I’ve found it difficult to ensure that the fingers on both gloves are the same length unless Andy is around to try the glove on during construction. Yes, it would have been so much easier if I’d just recorded how many rows were in each finger on the first glove…Well, at least now I know what to do on my next pair!

I’ve been using The Knitter’s handy Book of Patterns for these gloves. It’s such a good book.

So, although I’m still knitting socks I also “need” more gloves. I have balls of Koigu and some Superwash wool from Over the Rainbow in Nite Rainbow at the ready! The Nite rainbow may make the next pair because it’s a bit of a thicker yarn than the Koigu.

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