We have a very good friend, my kids loves him, we enjoy his company and he enjoy being with us. as a family i think we kind of adopted him as an uncle here in the foreign lands… 🙂 .
One day he came to me and asks for my “business services” 😛 to create gloves for his mom. He is going to visit his family, and thought about an original present. hand made gloves are even better. but i don’t do gloves. i tried to crochet gloves before.. it doesn’t come out right. if the yarn is too thick then the fingeres are too close and stuffy, and if it’s too thin then the gloves turn to be an awfully too many stiches per inch and then they are not warm enough cuz the yarn is too thin.
My first ever gloves where finger less gloves:
Then i made them longer
Made a children edition.
and then even more colors.
and i even made a leg warmer addition (yes it’s all the same pattern)
But since he wanted fingers I suggested to make her mittens and he agreed to it. I started to look immediately (since his trip was very soon), and found this pattern which is very easy and very different from what I’ve made so far. It’s a little more complicated but it went well.
If you followed the link you can see that Sue makes the pattern with turning after each line which makes a different effect of the fabric that make it look like double crochet when it’s actually a single crochet back and forth I like to use single crochet in the same directions so it makes the fabric a little more fancy, so i didn’t turn after each line.
I like the new idea of making the cuff as straight lines and then make the glove on top of it, like it is actually small scarf beginning and once you connect the circle you just begin the glove on sign of the scarf that you just created, instead of the ribbing pattern i used for all my other gloves.
I enjoyed this pattern a lot, the math is very simple and it just adds up. at the beginning i didn’t understand how the cuff should look like (even after looking at the picture – i was stuck on ribbing and thought it is the same trick) but, once i figured that the number of rows you make on the cuff is actually the number of stiches you will then make on the width of your arm I was so thrilled! now i can make these in any size! I like it when the numbers come right even though I know that’s the point but once you don’t know what to expect… it’s much more fun to discover that this trick is very smart.
Basically lets say you have 26 rows of scarf like this pattern so the cuff is 26 rows around then you have 26 stitches along your base of your glove. – just to make sure you got it as well 🙂
This is the link for Sue’s pattern if you missed it in the blog, and these are the results and I hope you will enjoy making them as much as I did.
My finger less gloves as well as the mittens are available in my store – customize as you like and made for order.
Tnx for stopping by and hope to see you again!