Friday, 14 September 2012

Fingerless Gloves Update

Following on from yesterday's decision to knit some fingerless gloves, I can tell you that I am finally making some progress.

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
These are lovely and feminine - just what I wanted.   The pattern is available as a free Ravelry download, here.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I so wish I could knit better. I love fingerless gloves so I crochet mine. But knitting just looks more delicate and feminine.


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