Friday, December 11, 2009

Fetching Revisited...Again and Again!

Shown here are the ones made for my Mom in the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, with added length in body and thumb, and ribbing modifications: My happy sis in law, sister and Mom were all the recipients of the Fetching gloves at the family Bday party tonight!

Visit my new friend Sheila's blog, Material Thoughts for another great idea for altering the Fetching Fingerless gloves bind off to avoid the "curling" issue, as well as a wrist cast on alteration to make the wrist more snug.
Also, see her beautiful weaving projects in progress and enjoy her book discussions. She is one crafty lady!

Here's another pair in a Queensland Rustic Wool DK weight for a Christmas gift for my friend. Added 3 rows of K1P1 rib at the end of the glove so it won't curl, casting off in K1P1.
My Mom wanted her own pair, but with more of her smart modifications: Adding 4 more rows of the ribbing to the body of the glove to increase length. Then adding the extra K1P1 rib for 3 rows before binding off the hand. Another modification was adding a few more rounds on the thumb. These will serve her well on playground duty days at the school or on the computer.

It's too COLD here in Seattle this week, though to wear fingerless gloves outside. We need "fingered" gloves in these 20 - 30 degree temps! Although you can wear them in the house, and they make great driving gloves. My daughters are getting some for Christmas. Artsy daughter wants hers with no cables. Just ribbing, and very simple so she can wear them in the art studio and stay warm. Eventually I will branch out and do other patterns, but I have gotten fixated on these! Maybe instead of being called "Fetching" they should be called "Catching"! I have gotten so I can whip them out in a few days if I have some concentrated time. Stay warm!


Sandee said...

I think adding the few rows of ribbing at the end is a brilliant idea.

Yes, I agree that we need full fingered gloves and mittens during this cold snap.

Such pretty yarn you have chosen!

Jeannine said...

Thanks, Sandee. They are a blast to make! I wonder if I will tire of them and finally do another pattern, of which I have collected a few...

stringsofpurls said...

It's fun to see how everyone tweaks these! I have mods for Bulky yarn on my blog. Very pretty your are!

Jeannine said...

Thanks, stringsofpurls...I tried some in organic wool...didn't go over well so back to some wool/blend for me! I will go check out yours!