On a Knitting Roll

I’ve been really getting into knitting lately after taking a break from it for a while. I made myself a pair of fingerless gloves (link to pattern) in a beautiful teal color (Caron Simply Soft in Pagoda)! It took some time because, after almost completing the first glove, I realized they were huge and restarted. Here is the enormous first attempt:

 

I have rather slim hands though, so I do not fault the pattern. I started over and cast on 36 stitches instead of 44. I reduced the pattern by 4 stitches at the beginning and end of each round. I might have even been able to reduce it by another 4 stitches, but I am happy with my results.

I was on such a roll knitting in the round that I started another pair right away in a different green yarn (Red Heart in Medium Thyme). I used the same basic pattern but switched out the cable for a moss stitch pattern on the backs of the gloves. This pair came out slightly bigger than the previous pair, perhaps due to both the yarn and the moss stitch pattern.

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Now I am ready to start another knitting project. I had become used to knitting at the end of the day once the toddler had gone to bed. I bought some yarn yesterday to start a pair of socks, but alas I don’t have the right size needles. That will be remedied soon! Until then, I have plenty of other projects (and a 2 year old) to occupy my time.

 

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