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madametj
11-19-2006, 05:37 PM
any nice patterns for fingerless gloves or wrist warmers?

the simpler the better

:hug: TIA!

zkimom
11-20-2006, 12:53 PM
The simplest way I know is to figure out the dimensions you want it to be, work out your gauge and just knit a rectangle in a rib or garter stitch. Then you can seam and leave an opening for a thumbhole. That's the way I made my first pair. You could even make them in the round that way and just bind off about 5 stitches where you want the thumbhole to be and cast the same # of stitches back in the next round.

Hope this helps!
Susan

Shandeh
11-20-2006, 02:40 PM
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/free%20patterns/fingerless_mittens.htm

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/mittens/4ply-mitts.html

http://wendyknits.net/knit/mitts.htm

More complicated ones: http://www.knitlist.com/2003/swedishfingerless.htm

Here are my fingerless mitts made from sock yarn:
http://spinningsandy.blogspot.com/2006/02/sandys-wrist-warmers-from-sock-yarn_27.html

madametj
11-22-2006, 01:36 AM
if i get a pattern done on straights that would b great

Shandeh
11-22-2006, 06:18 AM
Good luck to you on finding that.

madametj
11-22-2006, 12:25 PM
i found this one (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kmm-wristlets.html) but i dont like the yarn they used. its chunky, and all i have is worsted weight--so do i use a smaller or larger size needle?

smaller right? :shrug:

suzeeq
11-22-2006, 02:09 PM
i found this one (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kmm-wristlets.html) but i dont like the yarn they used. its chunky, and all i have is worsted weight--so do i use a smaller or larger size needle?

smaller right? :shrug:

Not smaller, that would give you more stitches per inch. Use a needle that gets you 12 sts/4"; you might be able to get it on the needle size they recommend with worsted weight yarn. Or go up to an 11. The mohairy stuff isn't chunky like thick yarns, but you need large needles to work with it, that's why they recommend then and it gets 3 sts/inch.

sue

madametj
11-30-2006, 11:35 PM
i luv brendajos's knuck's (http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTknucks.html) pattern

i've gone to the page several times just to look at them :teehee:

brendajos
11-30-2006, 11:40 PM
oooh it isn't my pattern but i did make it very happily! ;) and think of all the fun ways you could express yourself with them after you are done and go to put the stitching on!! :thumbsup:

madametj
12-01-2006, 12:50 AM
one question: what was the weight of the yarn in this pattern. was is worsted?

brendajos
12-01-2006, 01:31 AM
i would think you could do it worsted but you would have to play with your gauge. The pattern is written for DK weight yarn.

zkimom
12-01-2006, 08:09 AM
I am a total glove neophyte. My first attempt at wrist warmers was to make a ribbed rectangle and sew it together leaving an opening for the thumb in the seam.
Number 2 was a cabled pattern that didn't even have a thumb opening until I adapted it by casting off some stitches and adding them back on the next row (like a large buttonhole?)
Next was my first pair of fetchings with a real thumb! :happydance:

After my first thumb experience I felt that mittens, nay gloves, were in my future.

I assumed that all gloves/mittens made in the round were worked from the wrist up and that the fingers were added like the thumb in the Fetchings pattern by using waste yarn and then working each finger.

However the Knucks pattern is worked from the fingers down. Any advantage to that method? Or can you simply adapt any wrist up glove pattern and just bind off all the fingers when they are as long as you want them to be? It just seems easier to do it that way to me. Am I wrong?

I'm just curious cause the Knucks pattern looks like fun.

Best and thanks in advance,
Susan (who is putting off waking up her 12 YO ds to get him ready for school -- TGIF!) :passedout: