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Knit Body Art Fingerless Gloves »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Ethnic
Size: One size to fit up to 8.5 (21.5cm) around; 13 (33cm) long Yarn: Color A: Knit Picks Palette 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231yd/50g; Color: Cornmeal. 2 skeins. Color B: Knit Picks Palette; Color: Marsala. 1 skein. Needles: US3 (3.25mm) straight needles Extras: A stitch marker to divide panels and a tapestry needle Gauge: 8 stitches = 1 (2.5cm) in stockinette stitch
What was your inspiration?
These gloves were inspired by Eastern henna body painting traditions. In my research, I was fascinated by the traditions that cherished brides and helped give rest to new mothers.
The gloves are knit flat with two distinct panels which are seamed on the thumb side. The top panel is the stockinette color work pattern and the bottom panel is (K2 P2) rib pattern.
Special thanks to my tech editor, Katherine Vaughan who kept my inches and centimeters straight.
What are you most proud of?
Charting this pattern was an amazing experience. I'm happy that the gloves look beautiful and unique.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is not a beginner color work project. But it is only two color, so if you are adventurous and have had some fair isle and intarsia practice, go for it! If I can knit this so can you!