Monday, March 26, 2012
New Pattern- Take Root
Springtime has arrived, but winter is not yet gone and cozy layers are still a must have. These fingerless gloves are knit with bulky yarn for a quick knit, perfect for a last minute or instant gratification project.
The lace reminded me of rows and rows of roots in the garden- a place where I’d love to get out and play right now- although probably not in fingerless gloves made of merino and silk!
The pattern is long, so I won't put it all here, but you can download a pdf of the free pattern here: download now. Or you can email me at Bohoknitterchic@yahoo.com and I will email you the pdf.
Laying flat after blocking: 14”x4”
1 set of US 10 6mm double pointed needles
1 set of US 9 5.5mm double pointed needles
Stitch holder or piece of scrap yarn.
Fleece Artist Shiba [70% merino, 30% Silk]
153yd/140m per 100g skein]; 1 skein
16 sts= 4” in stockinette stitch on US 10 needles
Sizing: I wrote this in one size that would fit a medium/large adult. If you want a smaller size, go down a needles size for a slightly tighter gauge. This yarn can definitely be knit in a broad range of gauges.
Tip: If you notice that your gloves slouch or stretch with wear, sew clear elastic thread (found in the jewelry section in a craft store) all the way around the inside of the cuffs, making sure that the elastic tightens the cuff to fit snuggly on your forearms.