Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fingerless Gloves: Second Time is a Charm!


Forget the third time, I beat the Fingerless blues on the second try. Here is how I achieved success:
  1. I spent forever getting the foundation chain to actually be as wide as the measurements in the pattern dictated, without having to add stitches. Well, I did this on the second glove. The first one is a little homelier. (Okay, okay, so maybe third time IS the charm)
  2. I chose a thinner yarn. I still didn't want to work with the mohair, and am having fun pulling out of my stash. This was completed using Bernat Satin Ombres, and the colour, as best I can tell, is "Tapestry." In my opinion, that's sort of like saying "sofa" is a colour, but I'll run with it.
  3. I used the correct hook size. I know this sounds obvious, but I hadn't been able to get the foundation chain to the length that I wanted on my first and failed attempt, so I had gone up several hook sizes.
  4. When sewing up the seams, I left an extra half inch for the thumb hole.

2 comments:

  1. it almost looks like the same colours i'll be using for my felted bag!

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