Everybody’s Doing It

I had been on the lookout for some fingerless gloves recently, wanting a little more warmth for autumn, but not going as far as thick winter gloves. That would be a bit of overkill, seeing as the temperature has only begun to drop anyway.

I almost settled on just a plain, straight knit tube with a thumb-hole for lack of a better patter, but then I looked around and saw that just about every one else was casting on for fetching from Knitty.com. Liking the design much more than my original choice, I quickly did an about face and took out my cable needles.

They knit up very fast; It only took me about a day or so to complete both gloves. I really like the fact that the cuff fits snugly without any need for additional shaping. These cozy companions are knit again in Caron’s Simply Soft Shadows, this time in “Moss” green. I love the way the colors twist and change differently in each glove. This would drive some people insane, I’m sure, who obsess over having matching color variegation, striping… The whole nine yards. In my personal opinion, I like this a lot better, because not only does it save a lot of time (And possibly yarn), but I feel it makes them each more unique.

Near the end, I’ll admit I got a bit lazy though, and opted to just bind off normally instead of making the picots at the end. No damage done, right? Oh, and I realized when I was about done that I had actually twisted the cables in the opposite directions, but who really cares. I won’t tell if you won’t.