Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bonfire Fingerless Gloves

There's a long story about this pattern*, as they were designed some time ago, but haven't been available to the general knitting public until now!  If you're looking for the perfect mitts to usher crisp autumn nights, look no further.  These long fingerless gloves are perfect for sipping cocoa and roasting marshmallows around a bonfire! The Bonfire Fingerless Gloves were designed with variegated hand-dyed yarns in mind - a perfect project for your favorite indie yarns.

They feature an eyelet-and-cable panel on the top of the gloves (the rest is knit in stockinette) that plays well with multi-colored yarns, but would also look great in shaded solids. The cables resemble little leaves or flames, hence the name.  I've also given this pattern an upgrade by adding an easy-to-follow chart. 

The yarn used in the model is from Coulrophobia's etsy shop - I'm not sure if this colorway is available any more, but there are some really fantastic colors in her store that are worth checking out. 

The Bonfire Fingerless Gloves are available as a PDF download in my Ravelry shop for $6. 

Thanks for your support! 

*These gloves were originally released as part of seasonal kit club, but unfortunately the project was poorly managed, schottily executed and ended up imploding on itself, leaving all involved parties with a bad taste in their mouth....especially the indie dyers and designers who ended up getting screwed over when it came to the financial side of the agreement.  Unfortunately, this type of thing is still a little too common in the knitting world (just look at all the current hoopla surrounding the non-payment of scores of designers by Knit Magazine, aka Yarn Forward).  Live and learn, I guess - at least the design rights have finally reverted back to me so that I can give this pattern a proper release!

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