I just finished the fingerless gloves……..or mitts………not sure what the current word is for these. Whatever I decide to call them, they are done! Seemed like they took forever, but it was about 3 days of some hit & miss knitting time.
This is my 2nd pair, knitting up & down the arm, not around. This way, the gloves are so much more stretchy, at least I think so. Plus, I love the vertical lines going up and down the arm, not going around.
I was “seeing” a ruffle, and thought it would work to finish the body of the gloves, then pick up stitches along the outside and knit them. Did that and it looked OK. I then did a row of increases in each stitch, and a row of knitting……..repeated 3 times and cast off. I get almost giddy when I’ve got a ruffle like that on the needles and as I cast off, it starts to unfurl. Too fun.
As if the ruffle wasn’t exciting enough…………when I put the first one on (nope, I couldn’t wait to try the pair on, had to try on the first one and then couldn’t wait to finish the 2nd) I was focused on straightening out the ruffle, seeing that it went right up my arm in a line…. And, then I took the whole thing and twisted it on my arm…….and really fell in love with the design. The ruffle wound its’ way around my arm, making a spiral design that was better than my vision for these.
Check them out in my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/StitchKnit
Open for suggestions as to how to get the detail in the pics.