Friday, 3 February 2012

Fingered Gloves

Kayla helps out in the barn everyday and as everyone can guess she needs loads of gloves as they tend to get kinda stinky and dirty. So I rose to the challenge and decided it was time to try and make some fingered gloves. Found a great pattern and am just about done with glove number 2. 

I also used bamboo DPN for these and I must admit that I really like working with them and do prefer them over the conventional needles!

They are turning out so well, I am getting orders for more pairs.......how cool :-D 

Luckily we live in an environment where I can knit and knit and knit and never get to the end of the projects as the European weather is very conducive to knitting!!!

I am sharing this with all the other creative folk here - 





20 comments:

  1. Natalie, these gloves are amazing!

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  2. Thanks Linda, I am loving knitting them, I am all for instant gratification and I am managing a glove a day which is awesome!!

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  3. What great gloves! I am really impressed, I am daunted by making fingers. I think I would like to try though.

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    1. Hi Andria,

      This pattern is from verypink. You can find her link through my Ravelry project page. Her pattern was very easy to read and is accompanied by a tutorial which was very helpful. Good luck!

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  4. Very nice! But I must say, I can't imagine spending the time knitting gloves that will be used in the barn. I hope they're washable. :-)

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    1. Hi Kathryn
      I guess you are right, but it was the push I needed to jump into the project. What I like about the gloves is that I could measure her fingers and knit them to fit her hands exactly, which is perfect because she is constantly pulling up store-bought gloves so that is a big plus. And yes, the wool is machine washable :-D Thanks for visiting x

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  5. I haven't done fingered gloves yet, just fingerless. Yours are beautiful, thanks for sharing...

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    1. Hi Mary,
      Thanks for taking the time to drop by. Glad you like the gloves, has been a fun project and half as difficult as I thought it would be :-D

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  6. I have always wanted to make gloves with fingers and these are very lovely!! I tried out bamboo needles a few years ago and have never looked back, I just love the way they look and feel.

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    1. Thank you for the visit, I must agree with you, they are wonderful to work with, I have heard that they can split and splinter with age, have you found this? I have seen a set of needles I would love to get that are made from birchwood, I hope these will be just as nice :-D

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  7. I love the gloves, they're looking amazing! I also prefer to knit with bamboo dpns!

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    1. Hi Erin,

      Thank you so much for visiting, and thanks for the comment. Have a great weekend.

      x

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  8. Your gloves are fabulous. I love the colors. I found that the bamboo needles are nice especially with finer yarn because you don't have the uncontrolled slipping. Great work.

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    1. Thanks, I am glad you like them. Thanks for visiting x

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  9. Those are amazing---really great yarn and such fine, pretty knitting.

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    1. Hi Kathleen,
      Thank you so much, I am so honoured that so many people have come past to have a look.

      Have a great weekend x

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  10. Those are great gloves. Thank you for sharing the photos. I'm off to lurk your page on Ravelry now...

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  11. Hi Ally,

    Thanks for visiting, I was on your Ravelry page too. I love your projects, wonderful! Am busy with a pair of socks for next weeks FO!

    Have a great one!

    x

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  12. They're really beautiful. I love the rich dark yarn. And it looks as though you did lovely work. You are braver than I am.

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    1. Ah thanks K, but I think the task just feels daunting! It really isn't as bad as it looks, once you've managed a tube, you can knit it any size - 60 stitches or 10.

      Thanks for visiting
      x

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