I the spirit of trying to finish off some of those “too tiny to even call a project” type projects that have been cluttering up my living room, I made some luxurious Fluffy Wuffy Fingerless Gloves.
In fact – I sat in the garden on one of the recent scorching hot sunny days knitting warm luxurious gloves….The neighbours already think I’m slightly mad – I just helped confirm it 🙂
The pattern is one I’ve liked for ages from Louise Harding’s “Hats Gloves Scarves” book.
I had the yarn and it kept looking at me from my “Projects In Waiting “basket by the sofa…
Here are the little beasties…
They are made on 2 straight needles then each finger sewn up before starting the next. Finally the side seam is sewn. I’d never used this method before because I didn’t think I’d like seams in the fingers. I did one glove and found it quite annoying to stop and sew each finger so I started the second one on 4 needles…it didn’t work. 😕
My tension suddenly went very loose (I think from trying to hold onto silken Kidsilk Night on slippery metal DPNs!) and I got hideous ladders at the change of the needles. Very strange as I’m normally happy with 4 needles and don’t get ladders in socks!
I gave up on the 4 needle idea after the first finger – it looked awful. Saggy, baggy and uneven. I ripped in out and started again on two needles I was so huffy with it I forgot to take a picture of the mess- Sorry readers!
These are intended for wearing with my denim jacket in the autumn. The stripes didn’t show up as well as I’d intended but I like the subtle effect. I wanted a close match but didn’t anticipated I’d get it this close! The yarn looked more different in the balls…
Did you see the cute little picot edging round the cuff??
|Completed Knit Report|
|Name:||Fluffy Wuffy Gloves|
|Pattern:||Frivolous Fingers from Louisa Harding’s “Hats Gloves Scarves”|
|Yarn:||Rowan Kidsilk Night (Used double) and RYC Baby Alpaca DK|
|Pattern Problems:||None! (except casting off too tight round the fingers and having to redo it looser to avoid my fingers turning black and dropping off!)|
|Pattern Modifications:||Tried on 4 needles but it didn’t work – my knitting at fault not the pattern!|
|Washing and Wearing:||They have come up quite small – my tension was 2 stitches too tight though – Perfect for for me with tiny hands so I didn’t change needles.To wear they are fluffy, warm and soft – no I don’t feel the seams!|
|Knit It Again???:||Yes|
|Difficulty:||Easy but fiddly|
|Other postings relating to this one||None|