These fingerless gloves/mitts are a combination of several patterns. The free pattern I got when I bought the yarn at The Yarn Garden was just too complicated for me. I started over five times before giving up. I found Fern Lace Arm Warmers by Cynthia Parker at Hand Held Knitting on the internet. I basically incorporated her lace pattern into my generic fingerless glove pattern.
For both sets of gloves I used DK Merino Superwash by Plymouth Yarns and size 4 US needles. I knitted in the round like I do with socks, using two circular needles. I really liked working with this yarn and will make sure to use it in a future project.
Currently I have a pair of fingerless gloves on my needles. This pair will be for me so they won't be lacy. I'm just not a foo-foo girly type. I chose to do a faux cable pattern on the top of the gloves. I also figured that I could do both gloves at once, so I loaded the stitches onto my circular needles like I do with socks and knitted away. Now the only thing left to do is to pick up and finish knitting the thumb stitches.
|Faux Cable Fingerless Gloves|