Tuesday, 31 January 2012

WIP Wednesday: Gloves

This weeks WIP is knitting out of necessity. My fingerless gloves just aren't cutting it at the moment and my digits are getting frost bite. I neeeeed fingered gloves. I guess I could just go out and buy a cheap pair of badly made gloves to see me through the rest of winter, but where's the fun in that?

I've made a promise to myself that I wouldn't buy any more yarn or fabric this year, until I've used up a good portion of my existing stash, so I had a rummage and found some Patons, Fairytale 4ply. Not my usual choice in colour (it's a lot bluer in real life), I bought it to make something for someone else but never got around to it. It is perfect for gloves though so gloves it will be.

The pattern I'm using is Kathleen Taylor's Heavy Fingering Weight Gloves. I've modified it slightly to fit my small hands. I cast on 48 as stated, but for the main part of the hand I only ended up with 40 and therefore 10 stitches per finger. 



I'm pleasantly surprised at how quickly they are knitting up, or maybe I'm just desperate to get them finished and my fingers toasty warm?

I gave up on (shop bought) gloves a long time ago. My pinkie must be unusually short judging by the length of the pinkie on all the gloves I've bought in the past. Being able to customise my finger lengths is fantastic! For the first time in my entire life I'm going to have a pair of perfectly fitting, fingered gloves. \o/

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  1. Nice. I have tried, but can never make the fingers fit right with gloves.

  2. Your gloves are wonderful! I have only made half fingers but after seeing yours I am tempted to try knitting real gloves.

  3. Love these! I've debated doing a pair of gloves and even had my dad ask for a pair. He asked a week before Christmas if I could "whip some up" for Christmas with my response being, "Are you nuts? NO!"

  4. I love the photo with the pins. Thanks for the link, I favorited the pattern!

  5. They look lovely! And very warm and cosy which is the main thing I guess!

  6. These are so cool! I love that you are brave enough to do this, especially since it's your time. I'd give up halfway and just buy the cheap gloves.
    You know, if you really dont like the color, you could over-dye when you are done. I've done that a number of times when the FO doesnt look quite right. :)
    I'm going to have to get brave and try this pattern out- I love how it looks.

  7. Gorgeous! I happen to love the colour as well xxx

  8. that colour is great.
    With the weather this cold, you'll want to get them finished ASAP

  9. Good work! I have yet to make gloves --fingered or otherwise!

  10. they look fab - I'm tempted to make some to that pattern with the wool you just gave me!