Wednesday, October 6, 2010

one-skein spotlight: honeycomb fingerless gloves

since adding a chart to this pattern, i had it test knit by a colleague who recently moved to california.  julie (aka rotten cupcakes) has a fantastic etsy shop and blog that are worth checking out.  she was pleased with how fast they knit up, even with adding an extra pattern repeat in the cuff (a modification i highly encourage, that's what i did the last time i knit these up!).  she used one skein of knit picks gloss dk, with just a tiny bit left over.  that's a fantastic deal - less than five bucks to make a lovely hand-knit gift for someone you love...and don't forget to make yourself something pretty!

this pattern is available through my ravelry shop (you don't have to join the site to purchase, all you need is a paypal account to buy now), and if you live here in chicago, you can trot over to Sister-ARTS Studio and pick up a hard copy - you can also try on some knitted samples, which will be in the shop for the next month or so.

the details:

  • very simple cables, suitable for a beginner
  • gloves are worked flat and seamed, but can be easily modified to work in the round
  • pattern calls for US #7 needles (note: julie says she went down to US #6 to get gauge with the gloss dk)
  • uses approx. 100 yards of light worsted/dk-weight yarn.  pattern sample is knit in classic elite inca alpaca
  • notions:  cable needle, tapestry needle
  • includes written instructions and a chart

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