Saturday, November 05, 2005

Warm Hands

I finished my fingerless Snowflake gloves. Fair Isle may just be a new obsession.

I actually had to frog the right glove twice. The first time, the snowflake design was going to be too low on the back of the hand, so I added a couple of bottom borders and the second time, I put the thumb opening a wee bit too high. Third time's a charm though because they turned out well. I am aware that the pinkie on the left glove is a little short, but there is a reason. I am a continental knitter which means I wrap my yarn around my left pinkie, so I had to leave that free as I'm very likely to be knitting with my gloves on. Why else would I make fingerless gloves? Here's a closeup of the snowflake design.

I enjoyed working with Knit Picks Palette yarns and I will be doing more Fair Isle.


Anonymous Jody said...

The gloves look fantastic! Great job for your first fair isle. Heck, great job period. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the Knit Picks - gotta have someone do a trial run before ordering. :)

7:04 PM  
Blogger Pugknits said...

wow! that's beautiful! :)

11:11 AM  
Blogger margene said...

Beautiful! You do good work.

3:37 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Those are the most beautiful gloves I've ever seen!! So, so gorgeous. Love the colors and I can't even imagine all the work that went into making each individual fingerless-finger. :-) Do you have any books you'd recommend for getting started with Fair Isle? Again, beautiful work.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous nona said...

Great job with your tipless gloves, they turned out beautifully. I love your short picky -- nothings going to hold you back from your knitting!

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

Smart and beautiful! I'll need the same - love the idea to knit in the open with those beauties on. Félicitations!

4:26 AM  
Anonymous kimberly said...

Those are gorgeous!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Liz M. said...

Ali, great job on your first fair isle project. I love star patterns, which by the way did you know they originate with the norwegians? I love the versitility of knitting patterns, especially in all those different countries surrounding and including fair isle :) happy knitting

5:10 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

I love them so much! I have to go see about ordering some Palette myself.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

WOW! Those are gorgeous gloves! I've only knit socks and I've been keeping my eye out for gloves. Think I will just have to get that book!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Ina said...

Beautiful gloves - love the sage green!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Dianna said...

those are gorgeous gloves! You did a beautiful job! Welcome to the knitter's world of color and its magic.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Just finding time to look at all the fingerless gloves from Peaceful Palms. Yours are so lovely. Great job with the fairisle. How are they holding up?

8:44 PM  
Blogger First Class said...

i want some.

3:26 PM  

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