FO: Fingerless gloves for my dad

michaelpthompson's picture

Just finished these gloves for my dad's birthday. Actually, 15 minutes before the Post Office closed, so I was able to get them in just in time to arrive Friday, upon which day he will be 79.

I started out to make him a cable scarf in a fish pattern, because he loves fishing. Realized quite quickly that I would never be able to finish it in time for his birthday, so I switched to the gloves.

I had half a skein of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool left from some socks I made earlier. Turned out to be just enough.


That's all that was left when I finished.

I think I'll make another pair with my knitting sheath and small steel needles for driving this winter.

Tom Hart's picture

That must've been one helluva

That must've been one helluva complicated scarf pattern if it was more of a job than fingerless gloves! Nice job on the gloves, though. Amazing how the yarn you had on hand (so to speak) was exactly the perfect amount that you needed. I'm looking forward to hearing more about the knitting sheath and the small steel needles. I'm not familiar with that technique other than that I've heard some Fair Islanders use that method. I hope that there'll be lots of pictures...

Potter's picture

Whew! Talk about cutting it

Whew! Talk about cutting it close! That's not a lot of yarn left. Nice job on the fingerless gloves. I like these because they have the finger holes. Some patterns I've seen just have a big hole for the four fingers area. Your Dad should love these come the autumn.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work, Michael. I

Very nice work, Michael. I also want to know how the sheath knit pair turns out.

Nehkhasi's picture

Yes, handsome. Fingerless are

Yes, handsome. Fingerless are my faves!

AKQGuy's picture

Wonderful Gloves! Hope he

Wonderful Gloves! Hope he loves them. Let us know how the sheathed pair come out.

Bill's picture

Handsome gloves, Michael !

Handsome gloves, Michael !
...I'd find them very comfy and warm...but I'm only going to be 78....
(grin)