Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Technical details ironed out!

Back in the start of 2008 - so, two years ago already, I can't believe it! - I created a pattern for gloves with longish wrist coverage called Gauntlets. (The original post is here.)

Originally I put it up for sale on my Etsy shop, but I have now decided to offer it for free. It took me a little while to get myself set up as a designer on Ravelry, but I am all connected up there now, and the pattern is now available as a free download there.

I continue to use this pattern, with variations, for gloves for myself and MHA, and even for my mom. (If you look close, you can see these are Pittsburgh's colors - black and gold.)

I would love to see anybody who wishes it to take advantage of this fun pattern! One expects it to be a little fiddly, since it starts with the fingers; each finger is done in turn and set on an extra circular needle to await joining. Then the index, middle, and ring fingers are joined, then the pinky, then part of the hand is knitted, then the thumb gets attached and its stitches "gobbled up"! Once the thumb stitches are all consumed, the hand is practically done! After that it's on to the decorative edging, which is easy as pie even though it looks sweet when you finish.

Download Gauntlets now - FREE!

If you are not on Ravelry, leave a comment that you would like the PDF and I will be happy to send it to you. I hope you enjoy using this pattern!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

hmmm... its really very nice gloves i love to see them thanks for sharing this with us.....

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