So this is my first glove. It’s a little rough around the edges and all through the middle as well. I didn’t bind it off. I just used a life line to tie it off. I need to find (and master) a double knitting bind off that I like. And while I’m on the subject of double knitting, I’d just like to say that copious amounts of information on double knitting are hard to come by. Done by! Gum by! (Apologies to Tolkien...couldn’t help it).
I made it for a guy at work who got shot in the hand. (Note to MMario: Another good reason to live out in the country: you’re less likely to get shot...unless Dick Cheney is in the area, of course.) As a result of getting shot, his pinky and his ring finger got fused together and he has been wearing the torn off sleeve of a shirt up around his hand. He saw me knitting one day at work and asked me if I could make a fingerless glove for him. So I got on it. I asked him if he wanted it for warmth or just to cover up his hand and he said he wanted the warmth as well so I double knitted it. Twice as warm that way, I figure.
I need/want to spend some time making single layer gloves. There are lots of bits that I need to get more of a grip on: the bit between the thumb and the palm and the bits between the fingers. I want to learn how to make a fully fingered glove too. Anyway that’s the latest from this knitter. Stitch on My Hearties!