Basic Glove - Quality Tips for Knitting Fingers

You may find one or more of the following twelve tips helpful for knitting fingers of gloves. Included are techniques to prevent holes and tips for fit and needle sizes. Read more ..... for tips.

Basic Fingerless Gloves

Traditionally, fingerless gloves were used by fishermen to provide dexterity for removing fish hooks, while providing warmth to the rest of the hand. Nowadays they are welcomed by keyboard users--allowing fingertip control, coupled with warmth. Just last weekend, I noticed that our favorite teller at the grocery store was wearing a beautiful pair of black and pink fingerless Valentine's day gloves. When I commented on them, she said that she needed them to keep her hands warm. Read more ... for fingerless glove knitting instructions.

Promise of Spring

The blue sky and brilliant morning sun hinted at 50oF temperatures and the promise of spring. The sun created prismatic effects on the snow and the crystals of snow sparkled in the sunlight. These late winter colors inspired me to knit gloves in 4 colors: sky blue, winter white (snow), and rust and marigold (morning sun on the deciduous trees and dry grass).

Grafting "In Pattern"

For the cabled headband, my preferred method of joining it in the round is with the Kitchener (also called grafting or weaving) stitch, because it creates an invisible join and does not add bulk. When grafting knitted pieces that are "in pattern", such as this garter, purl and knit stitch pattern, a combination of the two basic grafting stitches is used. Read more ... for quality control tips and additional information.

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