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Reversible Fingerless Gloves »
InstructionsThis is a pattern that is really more of a tutorial. Use any weight of yarn and a coordinating set of DPNs or circular needle for magic loop. Knit them as long or as short as you want. Wear them two ways (they're reversible). Pattern includes instructions for spinning your yarn to make your mitts like mine or using other handspun or commercial yarn.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Cute, Whimsical, Classic, Mod, Casual
Handspun sport weight single ply wool yarn Knitting needles size US 6 (DPNs)
What was your inspiration?
I was inspired by a stock photo I saw online as part of my day job - it was of a woman's arms and she was wearing a rainbow sweater and knitting that sweater as she wore it. I wanted some arm warmers to mimic the sleeves on that sweater, so I spun some roving up and knit these mitts! Once they were finished they reminded me of "Rainbow Brite" so I sort of incorporated that, too.
What are you most proud of?
I had a hand in every aspect of this project. I dyed the roving, spun the yarn, designed the pattern and knit the mitts. It's the first time I've been THAT involved in one project!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Just grab some yarn and a set of needles to go with it; you don't have to be a super experienced knitter to rock this pattern.