Seriously Warm Gloves

Finished my first gloves ever and the wool I used made these so warm! I snowed 6 inches Friday night, so I was glad I was able to finished the gloves Saturday morning before heading out.  These came out so warm that my husband wants a pair. I amthink somethign similar…but may moss stitch instead of the diagonal stitch….a little more masculine. He likes cables though……going to have to think about this one!

I used the pattern Trends, but with a few changes.  I could NOT figure out the lattice stitch. Every time I tried, it came out looking a lot like garter stitch….so I changed it to a diagonal stitch.

Diagonal Stitch (in the round):
Row 1: P2, K2, repeat to end
Row 2: P1, K2, P1, repeat to end
Row 3: K2, P2, repeat to end
Row 4: K1, P2, K1 repeat to end

My gauge was also a little bigger that what the pattern called for, but my hand are a little bigger than 7″ around.  First try fit perfect around, but was too long for my hand.
To make it fit, I just remove 2 rows from each section of the gloves….fits perfect!  I also added a cap and a thumb cap.

Cap:
Pick up 16 stitches  right about the braid, cast on 20 stitches.  Work the diagonal stitch section , then work 21 rows of stockinette.
Next row:  Knit 4 k2tog*
Next row:  Knit 3 k2tog*
Next row:  Knit 2 k2tog*
Next row:  Knit 1 k2tog*
Next row:  K2tog*
Pull the yarn through the last stitches

Thumb cap, pick up 11 along the thumb, cast on 6 stitches.  Work 15 rows of stockinette.
Next row:  Knit 2 k2tog*
Next row:  Knit 1 k2tog*
Next row:  K2tog*
Pull the yarn through the last stitches

Next, I need to make a scarf to go with my hat and gloves!  I torn between using a sections of the stockinette and diagonal stitches just like in the gloves, or going just with the diagonal stitch….a few swatches should help.

Some Firsts

First reall snow of the winter and the dog is LOVING it!!! Fresh snow with fresh bunnies tracks….ah, what could be better than that if your a dog?

 

 

For the first time, I am trying to make some gloves.  I  found the pattern Trends  on Raverly that I really liked.On this pattern, there were lots of new stuff to me, long tail cast on, lateral braid and linen ridge stitch.  The pattern made the braid really easy and it looks awesome!  I could NOT figure out the linen ridge stitch. Every time I tried, it came out looking a lot like garter stitch….so I changed it to a diagonal stitch.

Row 1: P2, K2, repeat to end
Row 2: P1, K2, P1, repeat to end
Row 3: K2, P2, repeat to end
Row 4: K1, P2, K1 repeat to end

My gauge was a little bigger that what the pattern called for, but my hand are a little bigger than 7” around. First try fit perfect around, but was too long for my hand.  Time to frog it and start over 😦

Moss and Cable

I finished!!!

Moss & Cable Sweater

I miss taking the train to work and having that tie to knit.  So this sweater took me 4 months to make, but I am happy with the results.  I was really worried that it was going to turn out to small, but it fit perfect.  I was always stealing the sweater I made for my husband, so I made one for myself.

Tom's Moss & Cable

My Moss & Cable

The pattern is from the book:.

America KnitsAmerica Knits by Melanie Falick

 

 

 

 

I made a few changes, I added a bunch or rows of rib to start the sleeves so I could have extra long sleeves that I can pull over my hands when it is cold.

 

Next up on my to do list….I got a hat frm Gap that I love, but I have not been able to find anything that matches!!!  I finially found some yarn in the same color, so I am planning on making some fingerless lgoves (my first attempt at gloves) and a scarf to match!

Gap Hat & yarn