Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Knit/Crochet Fingerless Gloves

My hands are freezing at the keyboard as I type this. It's a great winter for those trendy fingerless gloves, whether for texting on the subway, working at your desk or even for stitching. Before I dared try the double-pointed needles, I made this pair for Kirsten. These are a combination of knitting and crochet. They are stitched flat and seamed on the side leaving a space for the thumb to poke through. I first saw them while watching the Knit and Crochet Now tv show. You can find the pattern on the site, but you have to register. It's shown on Episode 222. The pattern as designed included beads at the cuff, but I omitted those.

They are done in Knit Picks DK weight Swish yarn in Marble Heather. This is a soft super-wash wool. I'm becoming quite a fan of Knit Picks.

They turned out a little large, but Kirsten has worn them already outside so I guess they stayed on! The hand in the photo is mine, not Kirsten's.




I sent them with this holiday card made from the Sweetheart Tree design in the JCS 2010 Ornament issue.



Yea for the international mail! This package took less than a week to go from DC to Germany.

26 comments:

Kirsten said...

Annie, thanks again for these lovely gifts! I love both of them. I have quite large hands so they stay on perfectly! The card is very special to me too! The ornament motive is so delicate!

Miss 376 said...

Love the pattern and the colour

Annette said...

What a beautifull gloves. I can understand why Kirsten loves them!!
The link about the tv show, does not work with me.
Beautifull card you also made for her

KarenV said...

Great gloves and a very pretty card!

Cindy's Stitching said...

oh the gloves are so nice. The card is so pretty. What a sweet gift.

Melanie said...

Very cute!!

Karen said...

Annie, those fingerless gloves look so nice! And so practical, too! I have found myself using gloves while at the computer, I just use thinner ones that have fingers. How lovely for you to make these for your friend!

Carol said...

Very nice gloves, Annie and it sounds like they fit Kirsten perfectly. I really love the color of them, too.

I'm always amazed at how quickly packages travel to Europe--a lot quicker than they make their way from here to Canada many times!

Jan said...

Lovely gloves. Great for typing on the computer!

Pumpkin said...

Nice! I should learn how to make those because I could use them while working on the computer.

Jackie said...

I like fingerless mitts for driving too. The steering wheel is always cold but I don't have to take them off to use any of the dials, etc. I really like yours! I can see why Kirsten loves them so much.

Theresa said...

That pair of gloves is so pretty!!! It looks so cozy and warm~~~

Vonna said...

Katie wants a pair of these so that she can use her Ipod on the bus....*rolling my eyes*...
guess I may have to dust off some needles...

trillium said...

I really want to knit several pairs of these. I have to finish my scarf, first. Yours turned out very nice.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wonderful gloves! Your hand looks comfortable in it. :-)
I love the ST card you made for your friend.

Mylene said...

The gloves looks lovely and a beautiful card!

Farm Girl said...

Lovely gloves, they are such a pretty colour too! Lucky Kirsten.

Hope you're managing to stay warm too.

♥ Nia said...

It's really-really cold! I work on the computer the whole day, I can't do it without my gloves! After a few hours my hands would hurt with the cold :p So, I've become a fingerless glove addicted LOL
You did a great work!! Congrats :D

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, somteimes the post can surprise us by sending things much faster than we expect. But then there's always customs that keep your packeage up to two weeks. That's spoiling all the fun.
The gloves are great. And I just love your Christmas card. Just as much as the ones your show in a precious post.

Rosie said...

Hi Annie, I love the gloves, I am so far behind with my knitting and crocheting - probably due to quilling! Love the gloves!

Lois said...

The gloves are lovely as is the card. Always nice to hear that a package reached its destination in double quick time!

Vinniey said...

The gloves looks great, Annie. Beautiful pattern. And beautiful card you've made. :)

Merry Christmas.

Anne said...

Lovely fingerless gloves Annie! How nice for you to make them for your friend. I love the top design on them, very pretty. Your card too is beautiful. Also I love your new design on your posting page!! :)

Siobhan said...

Too cute! I love the gloves! They remind me of what Bella wore in Twilight (yes, okay, I'm an adult, ahem...). Great stitching on the card, too!

Elaine said...

Really pretty gloves and card Annie,no wonder your friend was thrilled with such a sweet gift.

Barbara said...

I love your fingerless gloves!! I have two pair myself and they are life-savers during the winter months!