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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Fingerless gloves...




Three nieces are coming to visit next month and I wanted to give them a little gift each.  I thought fingerless mitts might be welcome at this time of year.  I phoned their parents just to make sure and they suggested the colours of the girls' favourite football team.  They don't simply follow this team; they are IN it.  The team strip is dark blue with light blue trimmings including 3 stripes.

I found the following Catchy fingerless mitts pattern which gets good reviews on Ravelry.  I amended the pattern slightly as I wanted only 3 stripes.  I'm really pleased with the way they turned out.  I have knitted simple fingerless gloves before.  But these are the first that I have knitted in the round and with thumbs.  They fit my smallish adult hand snugly and I'm keeping my fingers crossed (pun intended) that they fit the girls' slightly smaller hands.  I want them to be a surprise so I couldn't ask the parents to measure them!

These gloves use a tiny amount of yarn and could be knitted at the rate of one per day.... if I had nothing else to do!  I knitted the first four fairly quickly and then developed the dreaded "second sock" syndrome.  I just couldn't find the impetus to cast on the fifth glove.  Eventually I had to as the stress of thinking about the unfinished project began to outweigh the missing mojo.

I recommend this pattern and will probably knit it again in the future.  But, for now, I am really glad I have finished all six.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Your nieces are sure to like them!

Joanne Noragon said...

That was a project! I knit fingerless gloves years ago for a friend and she still wears and swears by them.

gilly said...

Well done for finishing all six, I'm sure the girls will love them, especially as you've used their team colours!
Happy weekend to you,
Xx

Amy at love made my home said...

They are great Una, I am sure they will love them as it is coming up to just the right time for fingerless gloves isn't it. xx

Maria said...

What a lovely surprise awaits your nieces, Una...the gloves look great :-)

linda said...

They are lovely Una, the girls are going to love them. :)

Mereknits said...

I think you developed the fifth mitt syndrome, it is rare but treatable. They look wonderful.
Hugs,
Meredith

Anonymous said...

So cute!!! :)

M.K. said...

Those are adorable -- the girls will love them. They're so useful too! I've made many, many pairs of these, in various sizes and styles, to sell at market, and they are so popular. I crochet mine.

Fingerless Gloves said...

I have an owl lover that I would love to knit these for. Very cute!
Fingerless Gloves