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November 07, 2005

Peaceful Palms Weekly #3

A lot of you are discovering that knitting gloves -- both with and without fingers -- can be quite addicting.  How many of you have knit, or plan to knit, more than one pair?  I know I have! 

Congratulations to this week's Peaceful Palms finishers:

  • Alison finished a beautiful pair of fair isle tipless gloves.  Pop over and find out why Alison made her left hand pinkie intentionally shorter!
  • Bernadette knit the Hooray For Me tipless gloves in a fun self striping yarn.
  • Guylaine completed a wonderful pair of Tyra Wristwarmers.
  • Jessica is sporting a terrific pair of Ruffle Gloves -- a ruffle makes a very nice cuff embellishment.
  • Kelly finished the tipless gloves for her husband and has started her own blog.
  • Kimberly (scroll down) is all done with the cable gloves she designed for herself.  She learned that unless you take careful notes, it's hard to exactly replicate the first glove!
  • Reb has finished not one, but two pairs of fingerless gloves to give as gifts to two very different recipients.
  • Vicki's finished Natalya fingerless gloves turned out really well.

Other knit along action includes:

  • Agnes has begun a pair of Broad Street Mittens for her brother and is contemplating whether they are too big.
  • Alice knit her first fingerless glove based on "The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns".  She too is contemplating whether they are too big.  Am I detecting a trend here?
  • Angela finished her first glove also based on "The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns" and has already begun thinking of ways to tweak the pattern for her hand.
  • Bekki is also making the Broad Street Mittens, hers in a mystery color.
  • Beverly used the Progressive Gloves article from Interweave Knits (Winter 2003) to create a glove just right for her hand.
  • Ceris has solved her "what should I knit" dilemma and is planning to knit the vintage beaded gloves from Handknit Holidays using Blue Skies Alpaca.
  • Cheryl's got a whole pile of knit fingers!  She's started joining them together and adding a bit of color.
  • Gale is knitting the Lace Up Fingerless Mitts from Alterknits.  She's had to do a bit of ripping, but has worked out the problem and is back on track.
  • Glenda is designing her own fingerless gloves and is knitting them out of Rowan Yorkshire tweed 4-ply
  • Margene has a glove in progress and is knitting with spectacular yarn -- the yarn is spun with beads and make a lovely cuff for Margene's gloves.
  • Mia (scroll to Nov. 2nd) finished her first lacy, white glove and immediately casted on its pair -- no 2nd glove syndrome for her!
  • Queen has a handful of cleverly labeled fingers!
  • Springy is knitting the tipless gloves from Weekend Knitting and is making good progress -- she's got 2 fingers and one glove to go.
  • Wendy has cast on the fingerless gloves she's knitting for her daughter.  She's using Regia sock yarn to knit these.
  • Yuvee designed her own fingerless gloves with a delicate picot edging and has knit the first glove.

Any other Peaceful Palm news to report?

November 7, 2005 in Knit Along - Peaceful Palms | Permalink


Hi Nona! You'll be happy to know that last night I knit five fingers! I'm ready for installment number two. Details on my blog, oh, say, in about an hour. I used a kind of finger fusion method. Thanks for your help! ;-)

Posted by: Cara | Nov 8, 2005 5:44:20 AM

Hi, Nona. Am I blue? You betcha! My Natalya gauntlets are finished and are being given a test-wear at this very moment!

I learned a few things with this project: A new cast-on, a new increase, how to do a gusset and thumb, and how to cable (decided that learning without a cable needle made good sense). Oh, AND I learned how to drop down stitches to fix a mistake rather than tinking back, a very valuable thing to know indeed.
The only thing I changed in the pattern was to reverse the twist on the second gauntlet so the cables would mirror-image each other. A very tiny detail, but it pleases me no end.
I look forward to seeing other's finished Peaceful Palms next week.
Janina in Deer

Posted by: Janina in Red Deer | Nov 8, 2005 8:58:36 AM

OK nona, please sign me up! I'm in for at least 1 pair of gloves. I'm an absolute glove and i-cord novice, and I had a great time knitting my first finger last night using your serial pattern. I did have some of the same baggy problems that Cara did - all I want to do right now is go home, undo my first attempt, and try some more fingers! Unfortunately for me...I have to work instead.

Posted by: nona-sister "oops" | Nov 8, 2005 9:30:35 AM

I got sidetracked a bit during the week by a shiny tea cozy, but I did produce a Fingerless Glove, Mark II. I'm still not sure what I think of it, and haven't posted the comparison pictures yet. But I'm already thinking about Mark III.

Posted by: alice_q | Nov 8, 2005 5:16:07 PM

I have been looking at all the wonderful gloves. I finally decided to make Cigar gloves at Knitty.com. I am not quite ready for I-cord, but I have learned to knit on 2 circs,and hubby likes some fingers out to work with, so it is a good choice for me.

I couldn't believe how easy they were! Or, rather it was. I made a practice glove and need to work on little hole issues, but I am excited about what I've done so far. Too cool!

Posted by: Becky | Nov 9, 2005 3:23:08 PM

I finished the laceup mitts without further mishap. They're on blog view today. I'm all yarned up for my next ones, too. And someday...icord gloves.

Posted by: gale (she shoots sheep shots) | Nov 10, 2005 12:53:02 PM

I finished my fingerless gloves the other day and they are now up on my blog. Thanks for the knitalong!

Posted by: Kristin | Nov 12, 2005 3:39:43 PM

Just wanted to report my first finished pair of HFM gloves - http://knit.liquidgirl.org/?p=108

I see more peaceful palms in my near future!

Posted by: teresa | Nov 13, 2005 8:25:06 PM

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