As I mentioned previously, there are a lot of beautiful patterns and many of them are free (my favourites!). I'm planning on using some old 4 ply cotton yarn, frogged from a crocheted camisole - that was never really wearable.
I eventually settled on a pattern called Spring Buds by Robin Currier.
|Spring Buds by Robin Currier|
I started this but part way through the cuff I felt as though it was on the large size. I changed down a few sizes of needle but, even then, it was too big and loose. It really is a lovely pattern and fortunately the instructions are written for both 4 ply and worsted weight yarn. I may, at a later date, retry this pattern using the heavier weight yarn.
So I frogged what I had done and went back to the patterns on offer. Plan B is a pattern called Lacy Fingerless Gloves by Rosemary Falk.
|Lacy Fingerless Gloves by Rosemary Falk|
An interesting diamond panel on the front. Again, it is available as a free Ravelry download, here.
To help with my knitting, this week on the television, we have the Tour of Britain cycling race - Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins - our heroes.
This gives me an excellent excuse to sit and knit - so I'm now making wonderful progress with the gloves.
If I can knit as fast as Bradley Wiggins can cycle, I'll have no trouble finishing these gloves very soon.