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Monday, August 08, 2011

My Kingdom for A Glove

With apologies to Richard III, my Kingdom gloves are all finished up! The pattern is Kingdom (it's free, from Knitty) and the yarn is Madelinetosh Sock in Vermillion. This was my second project for Camp Loopy. The only change I made to the pattern was to start the pinky finger about 1/2 inch before the other fingers, in other words, I worked the hand section a little farther on the other finger stitches. I also picked up stitches from adjoining fingers, rather than casting on new stitches for each finger - this meant less finishing at the end because I didn't have little seams to sew between each finger. The pattern is very well written and while it's also complex, if you follow directions carefully, you should be fine. When you're deciding which size to make (there are five different sizes in the pattern), choose one that will give you negative ease. A mitten can be loose and a little floppy, but gloves need to fit snugly or you won't be able to use your hands at all.

Project 3 for Camp Loopy begins next Monday and while I'm not going to tell you what I'm doing until then, I will tell you that the yarn will look familiar. I'm using this same yarn, in the same color for Project 3. Love. It. Also, my photographer was quite concerned that I give him credit for the picture, so you should all know that today's picture was taken by Caleb.



Blogger Michelle said...

Pretty. I'm definitely going to making those this winter! Nice photography too. :-)

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