Sunday, November 25, 2007
Fingerless Gloves...A failed attempt at sizing
So, I busted out some sage colored wool I had scavenged from a scarf kit I got last Christmas. The scarf in the pattern was ugly as sin, but I liked the yarn, so I kept it.
Well, I hunted up a pattern online (http://www.mlminspirations.com/patterns/KGMitts/index.html).
I hate dpns with a passion, mostly because I only have a set of 4 size 5 needles and every time I try to use them, I drop more stitches than I knit, so the fact that these gloves were knitted on straights was a godsend. I chose to knit on size 3 needles (my first mistake), but I cut out some stitches, opting for 58 instead of the 61 the pattern called for. Second mistake, I didn't knit a swatch, cause my sister stole my ruler.
I got a bit of the way into it, feeling pretty good about it so far. Looks pretty cool there, huh?
It's a simple k2p2 pattern for the ribbing with stockinette following it.
I got up to the second set of ribbing (it's ribbed on both sides for a snug fit).
And on to the casting off bit!
I was still under the impression that the stockinette portion would fit my hand like...well...a glove.
Now to seam it up!!! Hooray! I have a glove!
Or so I thought.
I seamed it up...and it didn't fit.
My hand swims in it.
So what have I learned?
Swatch. Follow the pattern. Use the right weight yarn. Don't be a moron.
I'll probably frog this glove and make one that's just straight ribbing.
My school is a meat-locker.
Good thing I tried it on before making the mate, right?