Yarn: Krafty Koala BFL Nylon Sock Yarn in Midnight Tempest. Unknown yardage, probably used 60% of the skein.
Dates: 1st February 2009 (!!!!!!!) – Some time late 2013 to early 2014.
There may be some accidental modifications involving the cables, but we’re not talking about those.
These are very comfortable to wear and the cable on the back of the wrist is a really clever way of bringing the glove in without including any shaping.
Incorporated some of that conductive thread in the index finger of the right hand glove for operating of fancy schmancy touch-screen stuff. Ideal for paying for your tram ticket without having to take of your glove!
These cosy gloves are knitted with decadently soft hand-dyed yarn – because a pattern this pretty deserves gorgeous yarn!
Ravelry pattern page. Yarn: Skein Queen Desire DK/8 ply merino (kits will be available). Gauge/tension: 23 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in St st in the rnd on 3.25mm needles (stranded patt on 3.75mm needles) Sizes: S (M, L, XL)
The patterning on these gloves was inspired by Eastern European cross stitch-embroidered fabrics and wooden boxes inlaid with heart, cross and leaf motifs. These motifs lend themselves very well to stranded knitting, although there were many trials and tribulations involving lots of charts and a fair amount of abandoned swatches before the design was finished!
I’m really pleased with how these turned out. There was quite a bit of “back and forth” on getting the charts just so. It’s funny how memory works because looking at these just reminds me of what I was watching while designing and making them; series 3 of the US version of “The Killing”!
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