Monday, February 11, 2008

Koigu Gloves

Working on the ring fingers.
Trying on to check fit.
Not so many ends to weave in...
Preblocking.
Just in time for the rest of Winter:
Knitter: Rebecca
Yarn and Needles: Koigu Sock yarn (KPPPM), 2 sks, #2.0 mm Inox 24" circulars, 2 of 'em.
Pattern:
Finding a pattern was problematic. Have you ever noticed how chunky knit gloves look in the pattern photos? I wanted 'refined' gloves, densely knit at a fine gauge and that meant (to me) sock yarn and size 'tiny' needles. There were no patterns with this criteria in our shared library of knitting books, although I came closest with one from VK's little book on mittens and gloves. I just had to revise it from double-points to 2 circulars and I also included the beaded picot cuff, using 32 #8 seed beads per glove. The pattern had a goofy kitchenered end to each finger/thumb which, after working, looked (as I said) goofy, so I changed it to the less obtrusive "break yarn and with a chibi, run yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight; weave in ends." That worked nicely.
Project Notes: Began knitting December 16th, 2007 and finished January 27th, 2008. The Koigu was stash yarn and I used less than two balls, so if you have two balls (which we all know are not enough for socks with a long leg or foot) you can actually knit a pair of gloves with a fairly long arm. On the next pair I will go up one needle size for the fingers/thumb as they are just a tad too tight. The rest is perfect. My first gloves. I like them!

4 comments:

PatB said...

They look sooo sexy.

sqwitch said...

Very cute...you did a beautiful job!

Morgen

Ryan said...

Beautiful! I especially like the last photo--very elegant.

Linda 'K' said...

Whadja cast on, eh? Very very pretty! Was that Koigu originally mine? If so, can I have it back now? People knit such cool stuff from my ex-stash but they never give it back. Poor me....