Thursday, 30 August 2012

How to knit gloves... badly


As if my knitting wasn't bad enough already, I decided to have a go at my own free style pattern and although creativity is fabulous, when making gloves, I feel that there does need to be a bit of consistency. I am not the type of person who can bear to wear odd gloves, irregular patterns are fine as long as the irregular patterns are the same on both gloves. 
I had no doubt that I was likely to stray on to another project between gloves so made a few notes as I went. I was completely confident that I would forget which needles I used, number of stitches cast on and crazy deviation from an actual stitch that would manifest itself in my project.  I veered away from the cheaters lace stitch pattern I found on the Internet after just two rows. (You can find the original pattern here)





I used 3.5mm needles

Cast on 32 stitches
K2, P2 to make a rib however long it happens to be ( I was hoping that I could measure this as I certainly did not count the rows)

Then I did a few rows of what I think is called stocking stitch, once again I was hoping that measuring would work

And next I did the fancy stitch -  *P3tog, leaving all 3 sts on left needle. Purl first st on left needle again (still leaving all sts on left needle). P first two sts on left needle together. Slip all 3 sts off left needle. 
K one row
P one row
And then repeat from *

It wasn't long until I realised what a complete disaster the gloves were as they were far too small and more the size of an iPhone cover which is what I turned the glove into. I added a lovely vintage brass button and am rather pleased with it.





Catch a Glimpse Button

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4 comments:

  1. At least now your iPhone will be toasty LOL. I love the color and the button. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)

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    1. Quite right, nothing worse than a chilly iPhone. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment

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  2. You're a braver man than I am, Gungadin! Knitting is just beyond me though I can turn my hand to just about anything else crafty. I once ( and only once ) knitted something that was then known as The Ugliest Scarf in the World. Ha ha ha big family joke!
    What are you going to tackle next?

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    1. It's always so lovely to get a comment from you Whitney-Anne, it just makes me feel that there is that bit of extra support out there for my crafty adventures. I think you should give out your needles and give knitting another go. You can't be any worse than me :)

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