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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 - Fingers

There are many combinations of stitches that can be used to knit the fingers of a glove. I created a series of diagrams, with three different examples (patterns), to explain how fingers are created in knitted gloves. This is definitely the case where a picture (or several) is worth a thousand words. Using the approach outlined here, you will be able to create custom fitted fingers appropriate to the number of hand stitches on your needles.    Read more

Basic Glove - Thumb Opening

These instructions apply to a thumb knitted from a slot, created with a waste yarn placeholder. The advantages of this style of thumb include its ease of construction, ability to accommodate many stitch and color patterns and simplified glove construction. You continue knitting the pattern as if the thumb weren't there, which it isn't until later. When using two circular needles and this thumb design both the right and left hands can be knitted identically to the start of the fingers, reducing construction complexity. Read more ... for stepwise instructions and photos.

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