Just in time to whip a quick Christmas present or two off your needles …
I love these gloves! I’m really happy with the way the self-patterning yarn creates such a different effect on the fingers and the upper part of the hand. I created a unique thumb gusset construction that’s reminiscent of the life line on the palm of your hand. The thumb is completely knit before moving on to the rest of the hand and fingers. This makes the gloves easy to try on as you go to get those finger lengths just right.
Every year my knitting Guild knits mittens for an underprivileged kindergarten class in New York City. Their teacher, Annie is the daughter of one of our members and we always call our charity project Annie’s Mittens. Last year I knit a couple of pairs of mittens while experimenting with some design ideas I had … after a bit of tweaking, voila! a new knitting pattern.
The yarn is held double throughout these mittens which makes them a really quick knit. You can have a lot of fun playing with the pattern repeat in the self-patterning yarn. Both look great. You can get it to match up perfectly, or purposefully offset it. The samples above both use the same self-patterning yarn – see how different they look?