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Old 06-16-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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I-cord gloves question
Has anyone made I-cord gloves (i.e., from Meg Swansen's book, Handknitting with Meg Swansen)?

I believe she does the gloves fingers down; however, I'm wondering if I-cord can also be used for the fingers when knitting cuff up. Does anyone know? Have you tried it? Does it work? Anything I should know before I give it a whirl?

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Old 06-16-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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Try making an i-cord and see what it looks like on the end. That would be the best way. I've tried making fat i-cords like you'd use for gloves, but I wasn't happy with the outcome so I've never tried the gloves.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:05 AM   #3
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That's an intriguing idea. I've reached a limit to the size of the I-cord that I'm happy with, depending on the weight of the yarn. I'll be interested in how your experiment turns out.
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Good idea, Jan. I'll make this first pair the trial run.

Here's a site that talks about making the fingers this way (but from the fingers down):

http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonakni...nas_happy.html

http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonakni...gloves_1s.html

Anne Carroll Gilmore gives the traditional method for making glove fingers in her pattern Very Basic “Dancing at Lughnasa” Gloves, but she says she always uses the I-cord method. And the gloves she gives the pattern for are made from the cuff up. Hence my suspicion that the method can be used either way you make gloves.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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I got the ladders, but never thought about fixing them that way. Neat!
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