For lack of a better name, I am calling these the Winter’s Night Gloves right now. (Ravelry Link) I don’t think my sister will let me call them “Best Law Student In The World Gloves,” otherwise I would! These were a gift for her birthday. She wanted fingerless gloves she could wear while studying, writing, typing, etc. While I got the idea from Craftoholic’s Mermaid Gloves adaptation of Cookie A’s Pomatomus Sock pattern, I pretty much had to adapt it all to fit my yarn, the slim fit my sister needed, and my sister’s wishes for nearly elbow length gloves. I did the border as written, and then started with 5 horizontal repeats, (60 stitches), doing three vertical pattern repeats before starting the thumb gusset.
This project was a challenge. I followed glove instructions from the Weekend Knitting book, putting one horizontal repeat on waste yarn for the thumb gusset, then knitting it with the project yarn before doing one more repeat vertically. I then put the 12 stitches above and below the waste yarn on DPNs, pulled the waste yarn out, and picked up stitches around the edge to close the circle. I worked several rounds in twisted rib stitch, and then bound off using the EZ sewn method.
Photos were tough, since we woke up to snow and it was raining nearly all day, but I hope these give you some idea of the finished project. This last photo shows what the thumb opening looked like before I pulled out the waste yarn. This method worked great for me, and I’m pleased to report it was very easy once I got the hang of it. The yarn, Dream in Color Smooshy, washed up soft and with a nice bounce. I’d definitely recommend working with it as well.
PS – I’m participating in Sew, Mama, Sew’s giveaway day on Dec 3rd so be sure to check back for my giveaway! I’ll give a hint – it’s a finished object, similar to one I posted a while back.