First pair of fingerless gloves

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Here is the first pair of fingerless gloves.  My friend Ken dyed the yarn and I love the way the colors play through.  Keep my hands warm while reading the NYTimes.  Hopefully this will get the picture up to the site.  Still a bit of a dunce when doing this.

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These are awesome! I just

These are awesome! I just bought a pair in black to type in the winter months, $2.99 but no glory as I didn't knit them. Wouldn't mind that pattern to do a pair for my son in Whitehorse Yukon!

Those are absolutely wild!

Those are absolutely wild! Great work!

The joins at the base of fingers and thumb are a real problem. Having done several pairs of gloves and many, many socks over the years,  I came to the conclusion that any point that has more than two lines of knitting radiating out from it was a stress point. I developed the habit of reinforcing stress points by duplicate-stitching the "stretched areas" (or "stressed areas"?) with matching yarn. My garments look better (to my eye) and have never worn out or failed me. So, I am happy to spend a few minutes reinforcing a garment.

Have fun, 

I haven't made gloves, but

I haven't made gloves, but I've found with socks and mittens that the stress points can be improved by picking up an extra stitch or two.  Sometimes I will pick up a stitch in the previous row when it looks like a hole might develop.  The extra stitches are then decreased away so that the pattern will work properly.

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These are appealing!  I

These are appealing!  I want to make a pair.  The colors are really great--perfect.

They look great to me &

They look great to me & someting that I want to try before too long. Well done. 

Knit away, knit away

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I still need to get better

I still need to get better on my joins around the base of the fingers and thumb.  Something to improve on.  Used the Just Not Socks book for the pattern.  Easy to follow.