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Old 09-20-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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I cord gloves: anyone tried them?
OK, so the next phase of my knitting insanity is to learn to knit gloves. Like a good little novice I go looking for a pattern I want to try and stumble across I cord glove instructions. http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonakni...gloves_1s.html Off I go to find needles and yarn to give it a try and lo and behold my first attempt at knitting a pinkie looks like I know what I'm doing! Gauge shouldn't be much of a problem, if the pinkie is too big or too small I'll adjust the number of stitches and do it again. Quicker than swatching! Anyhow, if anyone has made I cord gloves I'd love to hear about your adventure. I think it looks like fun.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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I haven't made them, but those look interesting!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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They do look interesting, don't they? Someone used a Turkish cast on to start them (I followed a link on the page), I think I'll be OK with the I cord beginning but I saw that someone else moved to circs after starting with I cord and had fewer stitches to pick up on the ladder. As far as I'm concerned anything that reduces the need for swatching is great. My yarn is acrylic so it shouldn't be a problem with shrinking or anything.
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Ha! I recently asked about this method of glove making in this thread: http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ghlight=I-cord.

However, I'm deep in unfinished project territory right now, so I haven't gotten around to trying them yet. You can "guinea pig" it for me--okay, all of us--and see how well this method works. I hope it's super easy and fun.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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I did, and it's more trouble than it's worth. It was hard to put all the fingers together and I ended up with holes. I found knitting the fingers in the traditional way better. What I do is twist the stitches between the fingers (like you would do for a cable). This eliminates the holes. You'll see what I mean if you look at one of those small stretchy magic gloves. They twist the stitches between the fingers the same way.
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I think I'll try I cord fingers and if they work for me, great. I'll try the other way too, I'm sure. I'll see if I can actually make gloves with one method or the other. I might just stick with mittems.
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That's a fascinating pattern GG!

Thanks for sharing the link!
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
That's a fascinating pattern GG!

Thanks for sharing the link!
You're welcome, Charlotte. I really must get started on learning gloves. For some reason, I keep putting it off. I don't know why gloves intimidate me like they do.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
You're welcome, Charlotte. I really must get started on learning gloves. For some reason, I keep putting it off. I don't know why gloves intimidate me like they do.
That technique for the I-Cord fingers is a whole world of knitting sexy!

Whoa, baby!!!

If anybody has the moxie to learn gloves, GG, it's you!
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I've made several pairs of convertible mittens. I never put buttons on any of them. The flaps pretty much stay flat with no problems. We didn't want to do velcro because everything sticks to it. I say make yourself a pair of those Ravelry mittens. Use the best yarn in your favorite colors and treat yourself. Once you make and wear these mittens, you get spoiled really fast. They're fabulous driving gloves.
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