Posts Tagged ‘double pointed’

15
Jan

FO: Glittens

Written by Sarah. Posted in gift, gloves, knits

Boy has it been a while since I’ve made gloves. A year ago, I was churning out two pair a day. I was a fingerless-glove machine. I was the warm hands hookup for everyone I knew.

Just in time for the snow, I finished a pair for Jon last week.

Jon really wanted to make these himself. I was confident he could tackle them. But double pointed needles are a little awkward for a beginner knitter. I don’t know if I blame him for handing it over to me.

They’re made of Ella Rae bamboo silk yarn. Jon loves that they’re made of bamboo.

This pattern is kind of a mish mosh of things. It’s my old-reliable favorite fingerless glove pattern “Knucks” from Knitty’s summer 2006 issue. I remember making these in high school. They’re pretty fool-proof and beautiful.

But the man wants to keep his fingers warm! Who could blame him? So I adapted part of another Knitty pattern. I took the glove cap from the “Broad Street” pattern. I kind of just adapted it to fit the slightly smaller gloves I made. I’m not a perfectionist until something goes wrong.

I might even add this cap to my fingerless gloves. It’s been cold.

Jon picked out these buttons I mentioned the other day.

I made a little 2 stitch I-cord loop and added the button. And voila!

I’ll tell you about the thumbs which are a little awkard. I knit them like a long tube of the fingerless version and sewed them closed. I’m not thrilled about it and one of them needs to be adjusted because it’s too long. But it was the only way to really get a top-down closed finger. (Actually I can think of a few other ways. This one just happened out of frustration I guess.)

Also, I knit the second glove cap and it looked beautiful. And then I realized that I’d made two left-hand gloves. So I ended up ripping out the whole cap and re-doing it. So embarrassing. But I’m admitting it!

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29
Dec

WIP: Froggie!

Written by Sarah. Posted in gift, knits

I spent the weekend working up this frog for a baby shower present. I’m using an Oliver Boliver pattern and mine is certainly interesting! He’s made of Lion Brand’s LB Collection Angora Merino which, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned, is my favorite yarn for baby toys right now. It’s so soft and fluffy. The color is Avocado which is such a yummy name for a yarn color.

I adjusted the pattern and knit each piece in the round on size 7 double pointed needles. I like the way it looks because my seams always look crappy. Overall, I like how he’s turning out. I’ve only made toys using patterns by Ysolda which I really enjoy because you don’t have to sew any of the arms or legs, etc onto each other. This was a leap of faith but I really like how it’s going.

He just needs eyes and a little smile and it’ll be time for another blog update!

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