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 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
Tapestry Needle
Stitch marker
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.

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