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phenylalanine
« on: September 10, 2011 03:25:51 PM »

Just picked up knitting last week and half-way through my Gryffindor scarf I decided to make some fingerless gloves. Following the instructions in this video (yeah, sorry about the derpy acting in the video - it's quite annoying, but the instructions were nice and clear for a beginner like me) I made my first attempt, which didn't account for the smaller needles and wool I was using  Roll Eyes. Doh!

Fail! Anyway, I mucked around with the measurements and stuff, and ended up with these:


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2 hands
(Can't post pics until I have 10 posts, sorry! Links for now, I'll fix them later)

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Lefty


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Righty

I know, quite basic, but I'm really chuffed with the result after a weeks' worth of learning. Each glove took about 4 hours knitting.

My changes to the instructions in the video (I used 100% acrylic wool, size 4.5mm needles):

- Cast on 28 stitches
- 4 rows 2x2 rib stitch;
       - 1 row yellow knit stitch; 3 rows rib stitch;
       - 1 row red knit stitch; 3 rows rib stitch;
       - 1 row yellow knit stitch; 3 rows rib stitch;
       - 1 row red knit stitch; 3 rows rib stitch.
- 18 rows stockinette beginning with a knit row - adding 2 stitches to the start and end of rows 1 and 3.
- 1 row yellow knit stitch; 4 rows rib stitch.
- Bind off in rib stitch.
- Fit around your hand and stitch up to your comfort. Make sure it's backwards so the clean side doesn't have the nasty seam showing Tongue

C&C appreciated! I'm hoping to make a pair for each of the Hogwarts houses, so any changes you wish to suggest I would love =3

Thanks for popping by Cheesy
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Jane2
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011 06:28:43 PM »

Great work for a first-timer!
Stripes are not basic at all.

Those instructions gave the wrong information at the beginning. There is no such thing as bulky worsted weight yarn.

I know that worsted weight yarn takes size 7 needles - which is the same as 4.5 mm needles. Good on you for making that change!
(I am not sure if bulky yarn takes the size she mentioned, but it probably does.)

Janey (Jane2 on craftster)
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phenylalanine
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011 02:37:55 AM »

Awh thanks Smiley I've already done stripes before in the Gryffindor scarf (which will probably never get done at this rate) and some Innocent Smoothie hats I made for The Big Knit. Adapting this pattern to include some stripes wasn't too bad at all. As I said, I am super chuffed with the result, and already making more  Grin

I think I have Nerdy Knitting Syndrome already  Cool
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