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Old 11-24-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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FO - gloves in 2 colours (fingers)
I finally finished one of the gloves that should go with this baret. It only took me one year and I am still not at all happy about it. It is wearable, but it definitely needs tweaking (a lot). This project makes me realize how much I hate that Just give me a pattern and let the result be exactly as described It hasn't happened yet.

Here's the right hand glove I've knitted:


It looks way too massive for my hand, doesn't it? That is true: the part around my hand is bulky, while I did try it on and measured it repeatedly

I know that I should have just frogged it when I realized it was too big, but I somehow thought it would magically fit after a good night of sleep Somehow I cannot bring myself to frog things that look halfway decent... "Kill your darlings" - I didn't (though I haven't taken out the lifelines yet)

As for the fingers:


And there are plenty of holes. I tried and tried, but every time I tried to pick up the stitches differently - different holes appeared. Never NONE.

Having said that, I'll wear it any way

On to the left glove!

PS Any ideas on what to do differently on that one would be much appreciated. I'll definitely make the 'hand/palm' part shorter. I don't care that they won't look the same - I am going for progress One day I will magically knit a wonderful glove After all, this is my first try...
PS2 I already got some quite some ideas on how to avoid holes, but it isn't working out. It actually amazes me how I can still go wrong with that much good advice
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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Nice color combination you have there. FWIW I don't see any holes. I think it looks good.
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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I think it's a magnificent glove! I agree with everyone else, your choice of colors is great!
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It's a great looking gfove and will make a spectacular set with your lovely hat. Sure, go ahead and tweak the pattern to make the fit exactly as you would like but you've made a terrific right hand glove. Good luck with its partner.
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Thank you all for your nice words

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Here's a clos up - there are holes at every finger. I can just sew them up or weave a bit with the yarn to make them invisable.
The holes look like this:
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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I understand how you feel about the holes. That's a real close-up shot. I'm sure nobody else would ever notice unless you point it out. You really did very well.

I've only done mitten thumbs, fingers are still a mystery to me.
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I've never done fingers on gloves yet, I've got that to come! Like GG says, I don't think anyone will notice them, but I understand how you feel cause you know they're there, however, I certainly wouldn't let that spoil you enjoyment of them. They're a lovely colour.
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This is a wonderful glove. I really the colors you've chosen, and there is something so delightfully whimsical about using the colors as you have.
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Good looking gloves and love the color combo!
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To prevent holes when knitting gloves , i use this When you put the waiting stitches on waste yarn , use a lockable stitch marker to catch one leg of the first stitch and the stitch next to it left on needle and do the same for last stitch on waste yarn and stitch left on needle. Those stitch markers keep the stitches from stretching out . That is where the holes come from.
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