View Full Version : are gloves hard to knit?
06-01-2006, 04:27 AM
hi!! i'm new here..hahaha
and new to knitting...making a ribbed scarf atm thats looking quite good...and now am interested in try to make basic gloves (or fingerless) :XX:
but just wondering am i being too ambitious??? are they hard?
reading a vogue pattern, sounds difficult, and it says the pattern is for intermediate knitters....how is that defined?
:oops: sori bout all the questions!
06-01-2006, 04:28 AM
Welcome to the boards :)
I have never knitted gloves, but I imagine them to be a bit like socks; a little tricky but very rewarding!
06-01-2006, 07:33 AM
I have done a number of mittens and some fingerless gloves and they are pretty easy. Actually easier than socks and since they are usually knit in a worsted weight wool, a pretty fast knit as well. I have never done gloves but I imagine they are done much the same as mittens. The only thing would be you would need to place all the stitches on a stitch holder and go back to knit each finger individually. So tedious but not hard.
06-01-2006, 07:40 AM
I would think gloves are akin to mittens, which are easy. You also could think about holding your resting stitches with scraps of contrasting yarn.
i actually knit a pair of fingerless gloves as my first non-scarf item, and i think it was a great project to learn more skills on. i knit them flat and then sewed up all the seams.
06-01-2006, 11:03 AM
I use this (http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/mittens/mitts-to-fit.html) customizable pattern for all of my fingerless gloves :D
06-01-2006, 12:36 PM
I recently made these (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTcigar.html) and they are pretty easy. And pretty easy to alter, if you want all the fingers, or all half fingers or fingerless.
I really enjoyed making them and they knit up nice and quick. ^_^
amethyst_bb, I'm so glad you asked this question. I've recently started making socks, and was wondering how much harder it would be to make mittens or gloves. I have a cute pattern in one of my books, and now I'm not afraid to give it a try. :D
Frisky kittie, I love your picture.