Fetching Fingerless Gloves
Yes, I realize I’m the last knitter in Knitville to jump on the Fetching bandwagon. They are still a perfect portable project.
Both pairs were made with size 6 (4 mm) needles with the cable cast on recommended in the pattern. I tried a long tail cast on and found it was too rigid. The cable cast on allows the fabric to move and mimic the look of the picot cast off. I lined up the picot bind off with the final purl columns. I added rows in the finger zone for my large hands.
The dark pair is Reynolds Eternity, a machine washable wool blend of 51% wool and 49% microfiber. It is so soft. Even with size 6 needles, the mitts are firm and elastic without being cardboard stiff.
The light pair is an unidentifiable wool mohair blend from my stash. It is wonderful finished. Horrible if you make a mistake and have to rip back.
December 13, 2007