The Craft Patch: Lavender Fingerless Gloves

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lavender Fingerless Gloves

I made my dad a pair of fingerless gloves for Christmas, and I have to say, I was super jealous. I decided that I needed a pair as well. So I pulled out some yarn from my stash and got to work.

I used Cascade 100% Merino Wool, color #2422, Lavender Heather. It is gorgeous yarn! I love the slight variation in color and how it adds so much dimension to the final fabric. I have to say, I am becoming a bit of a yarn connoisseur. I wouldn't say I'm a yarn snob yet, but I do find myself gravitating towards the pricier balls of goodness. Why can't Red Heart feel like bamboo silk? Why?!

I followed the Peekaboo Mitts pattern (found HERE) with a little change... I cast on one extra stitch so that after joining the first round, I was left with 33 stitches (instead of 32 like the original pattern). This allowed me to do the broken rib stitch, which needs to be worked in multiples of 3. The broken rib stitch is K2 P1 on even rows and K all odd rows. I think it makes the gloves look a little bit lacy and adds a feminine touch.

Because they are wool, my new gloves are super warm! I wear them a lot when I'm typing on the computer. They are also great for keeping my hands warm when playing the piano. I heart my new gloves!

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