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« on: July 24, 2004 08:21:41 PM »

it's hard to tell, but the yarn i used is a variegated red-burgundy-black.  that piece of yarn that's randomly sticking out was just a scrap piece stuck to it.  sorry about that.



materials:
bernat "boa" yarn in "cardinal"
"i" hook

bottom cuff:
ch 5, ch 1 for turning chain
*ss in back loops only, ch 1*
repeat until band would wrap around middle of forearm snugly, join ends and crochet together.  invert the loop so the crocheted seam is on the inside, and begin to crochet along the top of the loop from the side the yarn is coming out of.
ss one round
round 1: *ch 5, ss in both loops of fourth stitch from last* repeat *.* until you've completed a round.
round 2: *ss in third ch of the five, ch 5*
keep this up until the thing would come to the base of your thumb.  it should look kind of like this (except more like crochet and less like horrible):


now, find out where your thumb would be, and chain enough so that the loop will fit over your thumb, and then connect it in the third ch again, and keep doing what you were doing, except when you hit the thumb hole turn around and work back the way you just came, until you've worked to the top of the thumb opening.  where the loops are connecting to the thumbhole, just ch 3 and then connect it to a ch on the side of the loop.  it should look like this (again, but not so awful):

once everything's even, go back to the original pattern until just before you hit your fingers, and then single stitch a few rounds to make the top cuff.

sorry if that's horrible to follow.  if you have any questions, please ask and i'll try to make it more clear.

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2004 08:26:25 PM »

very cool warmers, and nice pattern work.  if you have any spare time and want a challenge, try making some form-fitting gloves.  those are _fun_.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2004 02:44:43 PM »

i'm actually working on a pair of knit gloves like that right now.  well, actually, i'm still working on the first one.  for the third time...
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2004 07:34:26 PM »

knit gloves are ok, but i find that crocheting around my fingers and figuring out tricky ways to unite them into a hand to be a lot of fun, and requires no actual stitch counting.  you seem to be very good at intuiting your shape.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2004 09:07:50 PM »

thank you.  i went with the knitting mainly to prove that i could.  i agree with you.  it seems to me that knitting is great for making a contiguous piece of smooth fabric, like a sweater or something, but crochet is a lot better for doing things in the round, and for making irregular shapes.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2004 04:51:38 PM »

im sad :'(i tried to do just a glove an it came out like just a circle Undecided i chained enough to go round my hand, then started doubling in like, a circle and i did two rows and gave up. it was even and looked good, but not like i wanted to look. ill follow your directions this time Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2004 07:19:23 PM »

how long did it take you to make them?
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2004 09:03:38 PM »

Those looks fun!!! I bet they're nice and soft. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2004 11:48:43 PM »

puppy_girl, they took me a couple of hours.  the sort of net pattern let me cover a lot of ground quickly and also allowed the yarn to fluff out more than it would have otherwise.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2007 03:02:59 PM »

Wow, those are so cool
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