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FO: Transition Gloves

Pattern: Transition gloves from Shibuiknits

Yarn: Shibui sock in Mulberry and Peacock

Needles: US 1 and 0 DPNs

Notes: Before I started knitting I never would have considered wearing fingerless gloves.  Now I get it – the point is that you don’t have to make fingers – plus I can play in them (just nothing tremendously hard – church playing is fine.)  I love these gloves!  The colorwork was easy once I got started, and now I’m anxious to make even more fingerless gloves, despite the fact that one of my choir members asked me today why I was wearing socks on my arms.  I told him that we all have to suffer for fashion (or something like that.)  My only disappointment in these is the pooling on the hands, but I can live with it!  I knit the ribbing on size 0s and the colorwork on size 1s, much smaller than the pattern called for (I have teeny tiny wrists.)  They still turned out a little big in the wrist, but that’s ok.  I would highly recommend this pattern to someone just starting color work (like me) because it was easy to remember each row and the floats aren’t too long.  Now it’s on to more color work!


22 thoughts on “FO: Transition Gloves

  1. Oh, they’re so pretty! My mom is a musician (among other things) and often plays outdoors at festivals and public events. I’ll bet she’d just love some of those. She’s disappointed me with her reaction to the lovely sweaters I’ve made for her in the past, but those gloves seem to be a pretty small investment of time and money. Perhaps I’ll break my mom-knitting moratorium and try again.

  2. they look great! and i’m sorry to hear they’ve repealed the smoking ban. that’s disgusting! who ever would’ve thought that could happen, right? unfortunately, i live in virginia, the TOBACCO state, so i don’t know that smoking in public will ever be banned :(. but i can hope!

  3. i really love the colours, it is very flattering!

    and i also really like the ribs on the hands.

    bravo, you can make more of them if you ask me 🙂

  4. These are so beautiful! I love the colours – turquoise/teal and dark red are my personal favourites. I’ve been wanting to try colourwork for a while, so maybe I can start with these… Did you like the Shibui Sock yarn?

  5. They’re absolutely stunning. And if you ever want to remind yourself why you like fingerless gloves, come to our office. It’s freezing, and I wear a shawl and my Fetchings every day. I’d wear a hat if it didn’t look ridiculous!

  6. Those are gorgeous! And I love your color choices…you’re inspiring me to try it for myself. And I really like where the color pools on the hand part…it’s a nice contrast to the arm part where the color is broken up.

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