Crochet fingerless gloves, made of silk no less, ready to be wrapped up for Christmas!
I have just finished writing this pattern and making, these beautiful crochet fingerless gloves and I am more than a bit in love with them. They are made of 100% silk DK yarn and this means they are wonderfully soft and lightweight, but also very warm and cosy. I’m a bit gutted I am not keeping them, but they are going to a good home
It’s a simple pattern but with big impact – just the way I like it. A mix of pretty shell stitch detail at the cuff, top and thumb which gives it a little bit of stretch but maintains the structure of the gloves and then it is simple for the rest of the glove.
Crochet fingerless gloves are a brilliant make – they keep your hands warm but leaving your fingers free to do other stuff (in my case crochet or play on my smart phone!) This beautiful pattern popped up on my Pinterest feed the other day and could be my next make…!
I might also try another pair in this pattern but with a fold over top. I wrote this ‘mitten two-ways’ pattern for the book; it can be made as a single mitten or as a mitten with a fold over top and I think I could definitely adapt it to made a matching fold over top for this pattern. Watch this space!
I have had some skeins of Debbie Bliss Silk for years (probably 8 years or so!) I don’t know where I picked them up but looking at the ball-band they were clearly in a bargain bin somewhere. In spite of the lovely pink colour and luxurious feel of the yarn, it has never been used because it is in hanks not balls…
and to use them involved this process…
Yes, that is my kitchen and as I don’t have a ball winder the only way I could figure out how to make it usable was to manually rewind the yarn into a ball. Am I missing a trick here? Is it possible to work straight from a hank? If not, why sell it un-balled? Is it just because it looks nice? I still have another 6 hanks of the yarn so maybe I should invest in a ball winder?!
I hope your Christmas present projects are all on track!