Sunday, October 7, 2012
Knitted Fingerless Gloves
You know, it's really hard to take decent pictures of your own hands. But here they are: my new fingerless gloves for this year.
Every year I usually make a new pair, simply because I either wear out the old pair or I get tired of them. I wore my last pair for two years -- they were made of a multicolored yarn, primarily teal with some browns and yellows and white mixed in. But teal doesn't go with virtually anything I own so I decided I needed a slightly more neutral-colored pair for this year. Not that purple is exactly neutral, but it's better than teal.
The cuffs and the finger/thumb openings are simple 1 X 1 rib knit, the body is plain knit. I made these using one circular needle instead of double pointed ones. The yarn is a variegated superwash in merino wool. It's pretty soft but still just the tiniest bit scratchier than my old teal ones. I also think that I used a needle a little too small for the yarn. It makes the gloves a little less stretchy than they could have been, but it also makes them denser and warmer, so it's probably okay.
I like the way these turned out -- they look a little like blueberry ice cream -- which I think is kinda neat.