Those who follow my main blog may remember me making a gazillion pairs of these gloves last year for cold hands...they proved so quick and easy to make and so popular that I have to admit to getting pretty sick of making them after a bit.
BUT with an impending trip to Melbourne in the middle of winter coming up in a couple of weeks, Zak was dismayed to find he could not locate one of his custom made green gloves, so he asked me to whip him up another pair pronto! And I did, in one evening which was great!
He chose the blue acrylic wool, so I am not sure how long they will last but as there is plenty more of it, I guess it does not matter. I much prefer to make gloves with pure wool as it is much warmer and tends to last a lot longer before pilling. Oh well, we have one happy customer and thats what counts! Zak! Do you think you could put the book down for a minute and show us your gloves?
Now here's hoping he does not wear them out before our trip! They have not been off his hands much these past two days.
These gloves are so easy to make and are basically a square folded in half. As there is no thumb piece its a great project for a beginner to try!
I found that 36 stitches wide will fit most pre-teens to small adult hands. Using 8 ply wool and 4mm (size 8) needles, I casted on 36 stitches and knit 2 purl 2 for a couple of inches or desired lenght for cuff. Then work in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row till it covers the hands just below the knuckles. Then work another inch or so of knit 2, purl two for the rim. Sew the sides leaving a small gap for your thumb. Too easy!
Of course you can play around with different patterns and lengths according to what your recipient prefers. I have made these in many different patterns and lengths, but the standard ones seem to be the most popular. More practical I guess?
Today I am hoping to get stuck into another of my UFO projects, but not sure how that will pan out as I am itching to start a new one! LOL
Happy crafting everyone! Wishing you, a peaceful and joyful weekend!
Hugs and smoochies xoxoxox