FO: Fingerless gloves

F.O.: Fingerless Gloves

Yarn: sportweight Blue Sky alpaca in Toasted Almond and Licorice, 1 skein each. Total cost (before tax) $20

Needles: No. 6 Clover bamboo circular (these are knit flat and then sewn up)

Pattern: My own.

The color and pattern were inspired by andknitting.com’s scarf. After I started them (waaay back in Oct/Nov or so), I noticed Knitlit Kate made these opera gloves, which are also very similar. Knitlit Kate was smarter because she made them in self-striping sock yarn.

I am glad I knit them flat because (a) it was easier to deal with than DPNs and (b) the beginning and end of each row has two garter stitches which made a pretty garter stitch channel along the side of each one.

This yarn is amazingly lovely. It feels like butter (buttah!) when it is knit up. I think I might be sensitive to alpaca though, so I find it slightly itchy. Which is crazy, because it is so so so soft. Lickety Knit wrote a funny post about how she knit this luscious alpaca scarf that made her itch. Damn you alpaca, with your bait and switch properties.

F.O.: Fingerless Gloves

Here they are in action today. They’re a little big, but warm.

Posted in Finished Objects 2007, Gloves, Mittens at March 17th, 2007. Trackback URI: trackback

2 Responses to “FO: Fingerless gloves”

  1. March 18th, 2007 at 10:23 am #jenny

    Oh! Those are cute. I’ve been wanting to make fingerless gloves for a while, but I keep getting sidetracked.

    I share your alpaca itchiniess problem. It’s tragic—blue sky alpacas alpaca and silk, which is pretty much the softest, most wonderful yarn I have ever touched, makes me itch. Most frustratingly, there’s no way I would ever have guessed it would be a problem until I knit it up (good thing I chose to dedicate 8 months and 9 skeins to a lace shrug made of it). So annoying.

  2. November 4th, 2007 at 8:56 pm #New York Minknit » Knits in action

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