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Fingerless Gloves

I knit these basic fingerless gloves using bits of leftover worsted weight yarn I am never able to bring myself to throw away.



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I used a very basic free glove pattern from Ravelry, knit with all worsted weight yarn, on 3.25mm dpns. I'm giving them to my step-daughter for Christmas, she loves mismatched Frankensteinish things.

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goaskyourmother
Nov. 5th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
They are brilliant!
atheistkathleen
Nov. 5th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
nice!
fuckmeblue
Nov. 5th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
User pic love!
6pack_of_apathy
Nov. 6th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
^^Yours is pretty awesome, too!! :)
atheistkathleen
Nov. 7th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC)
:D thanks
mrs_sweetpeach
Nov. 5th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
I love them and think they turned out wonderfully. I was expecting a mix-mash of colors that don't go together at all and instead they are beautiful!
lindapendant
Nov. 5th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I almost left out the rusty orange because I didn't think it blended well enough, but I reconsidered.
damn_tatterhood
Nov. 6th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
They're awesome! Which pattern did you use?
lindapendant
Nov. 6th, 2012 11:24 am (UTC)
Thank you. This is the free pattern. I didn't do any of the textured stitches, I just used the basic construction instructions.

FYI: To make a size small, if I had to knit these again, to make them more snug after the ribbing ends, I would work six decrease stitches before the point where the gusset is formed, and then increase them again from that point on.

For a size medium, no modification should be required.

damn_tatterhood
Nov. 6th, 2012 11:50 am (UTC)
Wicked! Thanks so much for that. I live in a largely unheated apartment (I live overseas) with a significant other who's never cold, so I generally like to keep a stash of fingerless gloves/thick socks on hand rather than keep a space heater going. :)
lindapendant
Nov. 6th, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I live in Montreal where it's bitter cold and I've never seen fingerless gloves as being all the practical unless they're worn in the fall. However, I like the look of them, and they're actually a necessity for chronic and addicted texters and people who can't seem to last six seconds without playing with some form of techno crap.
gargirl
Nov. 6th, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
I love them! I am still struggling with knitting a little, so these gloves still look like magic to me. ^_^ I can make fingerless gloves but not with the individual finger bits, just a wide opening.... and I'm not much with stripes either.

Accomplished knitters amaze me. Go YOU!
lindapendant
Nov. 6th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
We all have to start somewhere. It wasn't very long ago that all I could knit were scarves. Here's my advice: jump in the pool, just try, push yourself. The worst that happens is you need to rip out and start over. I used to want to cry if I had to rip out days or weeks of work, but now I just see it as more knitting for your money, more bang for your buck.

When I decided that I really wanted a pair of hand knit socks after only having knit rectangular things, I just went for it, and then from that point on, every project I took on, I tried something new that I had never attempted before.

There is nothing you can't learn to do if you want to learn how to do it. I used and still use youtube to learn new techniques, and there is pretty much nothing that defeats me anymore. I never took a lesson, the internut was my teacher. The members of the knitting community provided me with the confidence I needed.
6pack_of_apathy
Nov. 6th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Those are absolutely awesome! I need to learn how to follow patterns. I have several books, but I get so confused. HOW I wish I could do more than knit very long rectangles (a.k.a. scarves, lol).
lindapendant
Nov. 6th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
I remember that feeling too. Watch some youtube videos, join the knitting community for help, and don't give up - it will all start to make sense.
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