Wednesday, January 2, 2013

my first fingerless gloves

I am outrageously pleased
with how my first fingerless gloves turned out.
Well, technically this is my second pair;
I used the same pattern and yarn for the first set,
but they turned out uncomfortably small for me,
so a I gave them to a friend with tiny hands
who will be able to enjoy them much more.

(It's a lot harder than I thought it would be
to take photos of myself wearing them.)

I used this pretty Three Leaf Mitt pattern.
It was very well written,
and I discovered that following
what I believe is something like a lace chart
is nowhere near as hard as I feared!

To make my second pair larger,
I simply added an extra rib on the palm (3 knits and 1 purl).
I also added an extra three rows
to the all-around ribbing at the top and the bottom
because I liked the way it looked and fit better that way.

Fingerless gloves are so quick and fun.
I could easily get addicted to making them.


Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Such a pretty pattern and gorgeous color! Great job!! :)

Unknown said...

these look beautiful, yet so complicated! I've almost finished my first of two socks and I think it may soon become an addiction.
I love your blog by the way and I recently used your button bracelet tutorial for my frinds birthday, it was great!

Tammie said...

Beautiful work, Christina!

Raise Them Up said...

Very pretty! I've loved your handmade Christmas gifts! You are one very gifted woman. :)

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday, friend (and not over doing it). Thinking of you!


Journeying Five said...

lovely....everything about them!