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Topic: Jayne Cobb...glove?  (Read 1933 times)
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« 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:



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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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2005 07:32:34 AM »

anticipating filthier minds?  Grin
i dont knit, sadly, but i like the design for your glove. and the fact that ur a boy knitter crazy enough to run pass the neighbourhood store for ur yarn.  Cool

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2005 11:21:54 AM »

Really impressive! I cant beleive you are a new knitter and just "figured out" that pattern! Gloves seem so complicated to me....If you ever do write that pattern let us know! ( was it knit on 2 needles?)

Sammy :-)
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2005 03:30:32 PM »

Shizknit is my husband... I'm so proud Grin   I taught him to knit last year and now the student has surpassed the teacher. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2005 06:07:29 PM »

Well congrats to you, Redpurse, on a student well taught!  And it takes gumption for a new knitter to tackle gloves sans pattern.

And really, if Ma Cobb were anything like most of us, it's entirely reasonable that she'd work up a whole set.   Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2005 01:57:29 PM »

Love it! Good for leftovers from hats too. Luckily I did mine with DK doubled, which means I can make gloves half as warm!
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2005 02:04:58 PM »

Thank you all for the encouragement! (except Redpurse...I expect it from you!)

samilynn - It was knit on a set of 5 size 11 double pointed needles.  Fortunately I had an extra set, which was helpful when I got around to knitting the fingers.  I'm working on writing up the pattern in a legible way, and when I do, I'll post it.

Shawnkyr - I guess I *am* working up the whole set...I started on the 2nd glove yesterday evening,  Maybe I'll get to the hat and scarf eventually (knitted gun cozy for Vera?...hmmm!)

reminisca - I'm not gutsy enough to go into the yarn stores alone.  I drag my wife along!  I tease her that I can hang on to my masculine side as long as I don't learn to crochet, because as we all know, crochet is for pansies!  Grunt grunt!!
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2005 02:11:47 PM »

Love it! Good for leftovers from hats too. Luckily I did mine with DK doubled, which means I can make gloves half as warm!

That might be a good idea...any thicker and they'd be the "Jayne Cobb oven mitts"!  You women with your small hands capable of knitting on smaller than size 11's....I'm envious!
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