Cabled Alpaca Gloves

Aaronknits's picture

These are the men's cabled glove pattern from the little hardcover Vogue Knitting: Mittens & Gloves book. I used Plymouth Indicieta Alpaca (worsted).

I started working on the first pair of these way before the Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck. I had one of the gloves completed at that time. THe first pair ended up being given to the hubby and I started the second pair with a different style cable up the back for myself.

I don't know whether it's the yarn or the lighting or both, but the cables don't show too well in the pictures. I do apologize for that.


MasonM's picture

Very nice

Very nice indeed.


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knittenninja's picture

those are beautiful! i

those are beautiful! i recently lost one of a pair of gloves and was so offput by the experience i'm reticent to make another pair. however these may convince me to try...

JPaul's picture

Wow, these are great, Aaron!

Wow, these are great, Aaron! I'm just starting a pair of gloves using Mega Boots Stretch sock yarn and the progressive gloves pattern from Interweave Knits (Winter 2003). I hope they come out as nice as yours. Well done.

Bill's picture

Beautiful! I haven't dared

I haven't dared knitting gloves yet...

Aaronknits's picture

They're kind of addicting.

They're kind of addicting. Like socks, which I'm about to make another pair of. My first ones were fun! I suppose I should take a picture of them.

Really beautiful, Aaron.

Really beautiful, Aaron. Did you use a cable needle or just your fingers? The cabling shows up great on my screen.
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Aaronknits's picture

I bought a set of the

I bought a set of the shortest dpns in the same size and used one of those. The short dpns were also handy when doing the fingers.

kiwiknitter's picture

They are beautiful! I

They are beautiful! I really like the colour and the simple cable design is just right. Thanks for the tip on the book - I'll check it out now. I would like to knit gloves but haven't found the nerve to try it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

My knitting is totally tubular!

james's picture

These look fantastic! I'm

These look fantastic! I'm going to have to go out and find that book, because I definitely want a pair of those. Are there other good/usable patterns in the book? Great job. They look beautiful.

Aaronknits's picture

Absolutely! Some of the

Absolutely! Some of the mitten patterns are gorgeous!

SKHolt's picture

Wow. I'm going to have to

Wow. I'm going to have to try gloves. These are incredibly handsome looking gloves and I bet the alpaca next to the skin is dreamy.