Completed Fingerless Gloves

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The pattern is "Nicholas's Fingerless Gloves" that I found on Knitting pattern Central.  It's "no-cable-needle" cable was really quite fun to work, and both gloves came together pretty quickly.  This was my first attempt at working glove fingers (I had previously made fingerless "mittens" and regular mittens with just a thumb).  I ended up buying a pair of shorter DPN's in the same size to work the fingers on the second glove and that made things a little easier to handle.  I could just leave the un-needed stitches on their own needles rather than put them on a holder or onto waste yarn while each finger was worked.  I found closing the gap between the fingers a bit tricky (picking up 2 stitches to close gap, and working the ends of the yarn as each new finger was started) but I think I managed it okay.

I used alpaca yarn that I got from Ideuma Creek Alpacas, which was a splurge at the time because I was kinda short on cash, but I just couldn't resist it!!! So, this pair is definitely for me, but the pattern should work with any worsted weight yarn.  I'm going to try another pair in another yarn for a gift quite soon.
Enjoy!
Aaron

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Hey, nice! What's the stitch

Hey, nice! What's the stitch on the cuff?...looks good. I just finished the "Knucks" from Knitty and I'm proud of them but next time I'm going to get craftier with the cuff. Check them out, I took some bad shots last night and put them on The ReALitY Tour.

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Oooh, I like the short cuff

Oooh, I like the short cuff on yours!  That may be the next pair I try.  After seeing what my utility bill was in mid-summer (anyone else getting raped every month by National Grid?) I'm going to need things like this to keep warm around the house this winter because I will NOT be turning my thermostat up as high as in winters past!

Check out the pattern for the cuff pattern on the pair I made. I'd just over explain it to the point where it wouldn't make sense any more.

 Wonderful gloves, Aaron. 

 Wonderful gloves, Aaron.  I haven't tried gloves yet . . . it only gets into the 40's here for about 3 hours once a year.   I'll try and find a pattern that doesn't have fingers or the hand part - that would pr'olly be cool enough for our weather . . .Laughing

~Mike in Tampa (whos very impressed with Thems that can make gloves . . .) 

 

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Aaron, those look really

Aaron, those look really great!  I, too, will be making fingerless gloves at some point, and the hubby wants them with a mitten flap so he can cover his fingers when it's cold, but keep the glove on if he needs to do something with his fingers.  (Minds out of the gutter, boys!)

Very Nice! Are they for

Very Nice! Are they for you?

-Michael

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Aaron, really good looking

Aaron, really good looking gloves.  But it reminds me of the time I did a pair last year when I placed the thumb gusset stitches on a yarn "holder" and went to snip the yarn and cut right into the glove.  I hated myself for that.

Good job sexy!

 

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Great looking gloves, well

Great looking gloves, well done!   I'll have to check out that pattern.  I've always liked the idea of the fingerless gloves. 

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What pattern did you use?

What pattern did you use? (never mind - I see it now!)Fingerless gloves and suchlike are a decided advantage when I'm street-walking performing as a street charactor in the winter.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.