First glove...with pictures!

Tom Hart's picture

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!

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rhymeman1978's picture

Beautifully made!!!!

ronhuber's picture

Congratulations. A great glove. I hope you are giving yourself lots of pats on the back.

Crafty Andy's picture

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mrossnyc's picture

Nice work! FYI, there are 2 bind off techniques shown on P.220 of The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques by Margaret Radcliffe. It's a pretty recent book, so it should be available in book stores.

Tom Hart's picture

Awesome! I've got that book! I never noticed that. Thanks so much for pointing that out, Michael.

TheKnittingMill's picture

That looks GREAT Tom and I love the pattern! I still haven't tackled double knitting, but it's on my list. It's so nice of you to knit the glove for your colleague.

MMario's picture

I really like the shading on the design.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

bobshome's picture

Beautiful snowflake/star pattern on the glove. I really like large graphic patterns on knits.
Care to share?

Tom Hart's picture

Absolutely! The pattern is from The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor. I got it out of the library. The back half of the book is just pages and pages and pages of graphed paper with close to a thousand of these motifs. Maybe more, there's too many to count, that's for sure. It's very simply presented: squares that are either empty or have a black dot in them. And she's got them separated by pages into how many stitches across they are. They range from 3 across to 31 across. The pattern on the glove is 17 across. If you're into using these kinds of motifs in your knitting, I really recommend this book. You'd hardly need any other. I should mention that I knitted each row of the pattern twice. If you just knit it once it comes out a little too flat or squat for my taste. So on that glove the pattern is 17 stitches wide but 34 rows tall. (Actually it's 35: I goofed and knitted one row 3 times.)

bobshome's picture

Good resource - thanks.

Well done!

Craig's picture

Great job, and they well certainly keep his hands warm.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

Stan Stansbury's picture

Great work, as always, Tom. And like Andy said, we're missing you Mondays.

Tom Hart's picture

Thanks for all the kind comments and encouragement, Guys. This group is the best!

Melbcub's picture

cool gloves. you have the great taste when it comes to design & color.