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Gloves for Mom


Original Pattern found here on Knit Picks

Yarn: Shine Sport (from Knit Picks), 60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal (very silky soft)
color: “Serenade” (plum)
Hook = F

My mom requested these special for her birthday. So, I got the pattern, I took measurements of her hands, worked out my own stitch gauge. Also at her request I left out rows 5-8 which added a large diamonds section, and at least an additional 2 inches of length up the arm. Neither of us thought that was needed.

She seems happy with the result. Success!

Purple Gloves

These were a special request. This gal has a hard time finding gloves that will fit her long thin hands. She is also allergic to any kind of animal fiber, so no wool or alpaca could be used here.

Here’s the yarn I used: Knit Picks, Shine Sport (sport weight), Color = serenade (plum), 60% pima cotton/40% modal (tree pulp). Nice and soft. (I think I might make myself a pair in alpaca).

They are light weight and fitted, long enough at the fingers and cuff that they can be folded back if she wants to.

Black Lace Fingerless Gloves

Book: Happy Hooker

I made these for Michael.

Long Fingerless Gloves for Me

These gloves are my own design from start to finish. I have a new book of 300 Crochet Stitches. This is where I found the stitches I used here (specifically, the Spike CLuster Stitch is on page 35.). I really like this book for design reference.

They are made with bamboo yarn, which is very soft stuff. The downside of this yarn is that it is made up of a cluster of very thin threads (like sewing thread) that separate easily. You have to be careful not to poke your hook into the middle of the yarn. When you do, single threads get pulled and it looks very messy. Just about the only thing to do to fix it, is to pull your work out to the point where the problem is and rework it.

As before, I have to say that these were made very specifically for my tiny little hands, and you will have to be able to measure yourself and gauge it up as needed.

The Pattern
Yarn: bamboo, 2 skeins navy, 1 skein white (50 grams ea skein)
Hook: H/5 mm

Start with navy yarn, ch 30, join to form ring.
Row 1: ch 1, sc in first and in ea ch around to end, join to first st with sl st. (30 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in first st and in ea st around to the end, join to first st with sl st. (30 sc)
Row 3: repeat row 2
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: repeat row 2
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Black & Blue Fingerless Gloves

Making a fitted glove is much more specific to the person it is for than hats. Hats are stretchy and heads and much more close related in size. Easy. Gloves are a bane. Hard to scale up and down. You pretty much need to measure the wrist just below the hand, and the widest part of the hand just below the fingers (not including the thumb here) and work out your gauge accordingly. I’ve seen plenty of patterns for “wrist warmers” that are like this but gaping open at least 3 inches where the thumb comes out. This means they are simply a tube with a hole in the side. This seems like a cheat, and they are really too drafty to be worth wearing. (At least so I’m told by three people I gave such things to.) Here is the pattern I made for these gloves. I hope it is useful to others.
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