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October 09, 2005

Life After Socks

Is there life after socks?  What, am I crazy?  Of course there's no life after socks!  What I'm really trying to say is -- what about the hands?  Don't the hands deserve something hand knit?  They're the ones doing all the hard work while the feet just hang around.  Gloves, let's knit gloves.

Toasty Tweedy Gloves from
hats gloves scarves by Louisa Harding

Besides, I'm really curious to try knitting the fingers with 2 circular needles.  Anyone want to join me and knit a pair of gloves -- fingerless gloves count, you know.  If there's enough interest, perhaps a knit-along is in order?

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Maybe after I finished my first pair of socks, which I have yet to cast-on ;)
Those colours are beautiful though...

Posted by: Yuvee | Oct 10, 2005 2:34:01 AM

Sounds good to me!

Posted by: Janine | Oct 10, 2005 3:58:35 AM

I would be interested in making some fingerless gloves!

Posted by: joy | Oct 10, 2005 3:58:36 AM

I just finished a pair of socks on 2 circs, 2 circ gloves sound like a great plan. I have yarn for the Sonata gloves or maybe the Natalya mitts from SavannahChik.

Posted by: CathyZ | Oct 10, 2005 4:22:05 AM

sounds like just the impetus i need to finish the socks languishing in my WIP basket since this time last year...

Posted by: anna | Oct 10, 2005 4:23:17 AM

Are gloves difficult? i've managed a few decent pairs of mittens on 4 dpns, but always been too afraid to try gloves.

Posted by: Amy | Oct 10, 2005 4:48:43 AM

i have a glove on the circs that i've been too lazy to finish. a knit along might be the motivation i need!

gloves on two circs (especially the fingers) are much better than DPNS

Posted by: kim | Oct 10, 2005 8:18:13 AM

I've been wanting to make some fingerless gloves with a mitten flip top. I haven't even started looking for a pattern.

Posted by: Jessica | Oct 10, 2005 8:35:19 AM

Have you looked at Knitty's Broad Street mittens? I'm about halfway through the second glove/mitten of my first ever pair. It's fun, but I can imagine knitting fingers on 2 circs would be easier than juggling 16 stitches on 4 dpns.

Posted by: Pigwotknits | Oct 10, 2005 8:54:19 AM

I started a pair of cashmere and silk gloves some time ago (2 years?). I've got one cuff done. A knit-a-long might get them out of the bottom of the pile.

Posted by: Nephele | Oct 10, 2005 9:18:15 AM

I knit a pair of fingerless gloves for my son with the "magic" loop (same as 2 circs, really) and it works great. I'm in the middle of another pair for my daughter...sign me up if you're having a knitalong!

Posted by: Judy | Oct 10, 2005 9:35:22 AM

Just waiting for needles to arrive for fingerless gloves for my DD. A knitalong sounds fantastic. I'd love to be included if it happens. Ya know, I can always go buy the needles (oh darn) if they don't arrive.

Posted by: Kelly | Oct 10, 2005 11:54:39 AM

I'll join, though mine will definitely be fingerless! I have a couple of patterns in mind...

Posted by: Bernadette | Oct 10, 2005 3:14:23 PM

I made a pair of fingerless gloves (you can check them out at www.knitsmiths.us), and am working on the fingered kind now. Working on two circs doesn't interest me. But who knows? I wasn't a fan of size 1's and fingering weight yarn, and now I'm hooked...

Posted by: Dava | Oct 10, 2005 5:34:59 PM

I would be interested and it might just motivate me if I were in a knit along but I haven't finished my socks yet! I want to use up some camouflage yarn on fingerless gloves for my father.

Posted by: springy | Oct 12, 2005 1:56:50 PM

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