Look what I finished! (well, I finished one, anyway) I LOVE it. I originally planned to make this a Chiagu pattern, but realized that I borrowed so much shaping from published patterns that I just wasn't comfortable selling it as my own. I combined info from a few patterns out of the Vogue on the Go Mittens & Gloves book, and some info from the Interweave Knits article on making gloves, to just wing this glove from start to finish. I did have to rip out after I made the arm the first time, because it was too loose (I have stick thin forearms, aparently). Actually, they could even be tighter than they turned out, but I'm not gonna worry about it.
I wanted to make them look vintage so I rouched the bottom and added a small crochet flower. Here's a detail shot:
This picture is more acurate for color, too. To rouch like this, all I did was thread a piece of yarn on a tapestry needle and sew the yarn vertically between stitches, sewing into about every 4th row or so. Then I doubled the yarn back on itself and sewed down through the same places, pulled the yarn tight and tied a knot, and sewed the ends in. Totally easy and stays put. The flower helps hide where it might not look the neatest.
Wanna see the reverse side? Of course you do!
I completely understand if you all start placing bets about when/if the second glove gets done. . .
You are a wicked Koigu/Cashmere temptress.
What a fabulous knit! I was meaning to come over and comment on the other post and you’ve already finished one. Hope you go ahead and finish them both, otherwise a girl could have cold hands!
That glove is great- I have been so obsessed with gloves and mittens lately. Can’t wait to see the pattern!
Love the glove! I was one of the knitters who bought that Koigu colorway from you on Thursday. Regretting buying only one.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You added the perfect touchs to those gloves to make them extra special.
Considering how much you were squeeing about them on Saturday, I’d bet the mate gets done pretty quickly. It looks fantastic! (and I do need gloves to go with my new coat… ;))
October 31, 2005
Beautiful gloves. Nice work and I like the extra touches. I’m going to have to put Koigu on my list for when we head to Seattle next week.