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:
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.