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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Jayne Cobb...glove? on: October 10, 2005 06:55:03 AM
Greetings fellow browncoat knitters!

So, I decided a while ago that I would attempt the Jayne Cobb hat made by so many others.  Well, I went out with my wife on a multi-state yarn hunt for the right colors, and got pretty close.  I ended up settling on Lamb's pride bulky in Red Baron, Sunset Gold, and Autumn Harvest.

Anyway, this weekend, I got all the yarn and then remembered that I've already knit at least 5 or 6 hats for myself (I've been knitting less than a year, so I'm pretty much a "hats and scarves" knitter).  Realizing I didn't need one more, I decided to head into glove territory.

So what if Ma Cobb had sent Jayne gloves instead of a hat?  Well, I think it might look something like this:

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/43254/glove1.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/43254/glove2.jpg

I wasn't following any pattern, but instead went completely "off the cuff" (ha!)  I've been hunting for an easy glove pattern that uses a bulkier yarn on large needles, but have never really found anything, so I just combined some ideas that I had seen in other glove patterns.  Being a guy with big hands, I am nearly incapable of knitting on anything smaller than US10.5 (this was done on 11's).  

Well, I'm somewhat pleased with the end result.  I think with what I've learned, I should be able to make a decent pattern for my next attempt.  Words of caution:  

  • On yarn this thick, the glove is very warm!
  • I would consider moving down to 10.5's, just to tighten it up a little bit.  Even though its warm, if you want to make a functional glove on big needles, big holes in the fabric will reduce the ability to trap heat in outdoor wind.  
  • I knit the thumb separately and then stitched it on.  That might work for smaller needles/yarn, but its pretty clunky around the seam.  I might need to try something else


Not sure if I'm going to make a twin brother for this guy, but if I do, I'm pretty sure the trigger finger will be fingerless (How else would Jayne be able to please Vera*?)

*NOTE:  It might be appropriate to mention that Vera is the name of Jayne's favorite gun.

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