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« on: November 19, 2008 09:19:43 PM »

K, so fro Xmas I want to make my mom a pair of fingerless gloves that she can wear while she types cause she said her hands get cold and sore.

So I wanted a pattern that was pretty and feminine, and I wanted to use really thin yarn so it wouldn't feel bulky and awkward to type.

I found this really pretty pattern on Knitty.com called "Spirogyra" http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/KSPATTspirogyra.html

then I went to my LYS and bought what probably wasn't the greatest choice of yarns, but it worked Okay I think.  I used Patons Stretch Socks in Plum.

Because the yarn was really fine, I stuck with size 2 needles through the whole pattern and it still looks a little more lacy than the actual picture in the pattern.

This was my first try at anything remotely lacy or fancy and my first time using such small needles and yarn.

Does it look okay?  Should I frog the whole thing?  It's stretched out on my hand cause I have huge hands compared to my mom, so maybe it'll look better on her...    What do you think?


here it is on my giant hand...


Here it is lying flat...


And this is a darker shot that probably shows the stitches a little better...
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008 01:48:34 AM »

I like them.  That yarn is really pretty.

Great minds think alike!  I made my Mother fingerless gloves for Christmas too.  Hope your Mom likes hers.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008 03:39:05 AM »

I've noticed when you're doing a project where the pattern is something non-plain you are better off using a plain coloured yarn.  I think the problem is the variegation pattern overwhelms the knitting pattern.  However, it still looks nice.  For future projects remember, plain pattern, fancy yarn, fancy pattern, plain yarn.   
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008 06:17:47 AM »

yeah, I definitely think your right about the variegated yarns and fancy patterns.  Next time I'll go plain. 

Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008 06:55:49 AM »

I agree about the color comment but I think they look great, and I think your mom will love them!   They are very pretty and feminine.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008 07:22:48 AM »

They're beautiful! And yes, this is good to follow: "For future projects remember, plain pattern, fancy yarn, fancy pattern, plain yarn," but they're still awesome.  Cheesy She'll love them!
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008 12:07:07 PM »

Wondering if anyone else has ever knit this pattern, because something seems to go wrong after you put the stitches on waste yarn for the thumb.  It says to keep working in pattern, but if you do, the left hand ends up with about 7 or 8 more stitches  being added than are supposed to be there, and the right ends up with 7 or 8 less.  I'm totally pissed with it right now... Arghhh... Angry
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