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Whirligig Gloves

Whirligig GlovesWhirligig Gloves Promise of SpringPromise of SpringThe late winter colors of sky blue, brilliant sunshine, snow, dried grasses and leafless trees evoked the sense of spring awakening. The effect was both uplifting and fascinating and inspired Fair Isle style gloves in 4 cheerful colors: sky blue, cream, rust and yellow. Read on ... for Independent Designer Pattern (IDP) and yarn information.



Basic Glove

This mohair glove can be knitted in two lengths. The gloves were knitted from a skein of yarn left over after knitting a lace sweater. I wanted to have long gloves to wear with the sweater, but wasn't sure if I had enough yarn remaining, so I decided to start with a provisional cast on 4" from the wrist bone. This ensured that I had enough yarn to complete a pair of short gloves and could invisibly pick up stitches to augment the length afterwards. Shown is the short length, with the provisional cast on (green yarn) at the cuff.

Glove Construction - Hand Measurements

I found it helpful to analyze how a glove fits before I designed my own knitting pattern. I looked at leather gloves and the single pair of knitted gloves that I had purchased, and studied the wear and fit problems. Then I knitted a pair to size, and documented the process as I progressed. The first step is measuring the hand and understanding how the measurements translate into the knitting pattern. Read more ... to see the critical measurements and steps for knitting gloves.     Click on any thumbnail to view a larger image.

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