Transitions Gloves

So, one of my resolutions for the new year is to post some more informative FO posts. Since this is primarily a knitting blog, that would probably be a good thing. right? 🙂

Here is my first finished object of 2009 – the Transitions Gloves from Shibui Knits.

Yarn used: Shibui Knit Sock yarn in colors Breeze (the pale blue) and Peacock (the dark blue-green) One skein of each (and I almost ran out of Breeze!)

Needles used: size 2.5 and 1.5 Knit Picks Harmony circular needles

Started 12/12/08
Finished 12/26/08 (but didn’t finish weaving in ends until January!)

I started out casting on a smaller number of stitches than the pattern called for, thinking that my wrists are so small that I needed to adjust the pattern. As I worked to the wrists, though, it turns out they were ending up much to small! So I had to frog the whole thing and start over, this time following the pattern as written.

In working the fair isle chart, I used the woven fair isle technique as illustrated at Philosophers Wool: two handed fair isle technique. This eliminated the floats on the inside of the gloves, which I thought would be ideal for gloves, where the floats can tend to get caught on fingers and rings. Here’s a shot of the inside of the gloves:

I followed the pattern pretty much to the letter, up to the knuckles. Then, I wanted partial fingers on these, instead of the open tube at the knuckles, so I changed it up to add in fingers. Here’s how I did that: when I got to the point at the base of my pinky, I put the end 14 sts on hold (for the pinky) and cast on 3 sts to bridge the gap across to join back to knitting in the round. I then knit a few rounds until I got to the base of my index finger. I then started working each finger – 7 sts on each side of the glove, and casting on 3 sts to bridge the gaps (or picking up 3 sts on the sides where a finger has already been worked.) I did a few rounds in the Breeze color, and then switched to the Peacock color to tip the fingers (since I knew I was running out of Breeze!). Here’s a shot of the fingers in progress:

Overall I am very happy with these! My only complaint is that the weather here has turned mild, and I haven’t had a chance to wear them!!!!


About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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One Response to Transitions Gloves

  1. Virtuous says:

    I just luuuuuuuuuuurve these!!! :oD

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