View Full Version : FO- Trigger Gloves

07-25-2006, 02:04 AM
I finished them yesterday! The last glove went pretty quick after I got the hitch (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15593) straightened out...

I love these- I'm already making a pair for myself using Magallanes (http://www.knittingfever.com/knitpatterns.asp?manu=Araucania&yarn=Magallanes&prodid=4562&prodtype=yarn&detail=no) in brown (#300). :inlove:

It was very cool knitting a vintage pattern, too. Knowing that men wore these gloves in the 1940's in battle. But, no one I know will be snipering, hopefully.

I've already had requests from people for their own pair! Including my boyfriend, Mr "Knitting is Dumb," himself. :rollseyes:

So, here are the 1st pair- I knit these in Lion Brand wool ease in black (per request) using US#1 needles.

This was my first time making gloves and my 2nd time following a pattern. I'd been kntting scarves and other square things for about a year until I got couragous and pushed myself. VERY gratifying!

07-25-2006, 02:10 AM
Those a beautiful! :inlove:

07-25-2006, 09:43 AM
Those are great!

And in black no less! Way to go! :heart: :heart:

07-25-2006, 09:45 AM
thank you both! :D

Jan in CA
07-25-2006, 09:49 AM
Very nice! :thumbsup:

07-25-2006, 12:06 PM
Excellent...love them :thumbsup:

07-26-2006, 03:01 AM
Very cute! And I love that they're called Trigger Gloves! I just bought some Misti Alpaca Worsted today to make the fingerless mittens from Sally Melville's Purl Stitch book. I figured being a po-po I should make some for the winters when I'm constantly cold, but need my fingers free to type on my laptop in my car or even shoot at the range ;)

You said it's a vintage pattern--is it in a book?

07-26-2006, 06:41 AM
Beautiful!! They look warm and cozy!

07-26-2006, 07:18 AM
thank you all!

Andrea, I found the patten here. (http://www.hjsstudio.com/rc2hand.html#trigger) Supposedly the pattern was copied directoy from a Red Cross book from 1940- the same year my dad was born! She (the owner of the site I got the pattern from) has other patterns from the book I'm going to try.

07-26-2006, 09:06 AM
they look great, you did a wonderful job on them!! :thumbsup:

07-26-2006, 01:07 PM
Those are awesome!

Zoot is your cat? Is she an evil twin? :rofling:

07-26-2006, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the link! :thumbsup:

07-26-2006, 01:35 PM
nice job!!! I like the long cuff.

07-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Those are fantastic! I am getting ready to make fingerless gloves for my mom. She got a new position at her job that will require her to be by an open door this winter... bbbbrrrrr...