FO: Transition Gloves

13 Jan

Pattern: Transition gloves from Shibuiknits

Yarn: Shibui sock in Mulberry and Peacock

Needles: US 1 and 0 DPNs

Notes: Before I started knitting I never would have considered wearing fingerless gloves.  Now I get it – the point is that you don’t have to make fingers – plus I can play in them (just nothing tremendously hard – church playing is fine.)  I love these gloves!  The colorwork was easy once I got started, and now I’m anxious to make even more fingerless gloves, despite the fact that one of my choir members asked me today why I was wearing socks on my arms.  I told him that we all have to suffer for fashion (or something like that.)  My only disappointment in these is the pooling on the hands, but I can live with it!  I knit the ribbing on size 0s and the colorwork on size 1s, much smaller than the pattern called for (I have teeny tiny wrists.)  They still turned out a little big in the wrist, but that’s ok.  I would highly recommend this pattern to someone just starting color work (like me) because it was easy to remember each row and the floats aren’t too long.  Now it’s on to more color work!


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21 Responses to “FO: Transition Gloves”

  1. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) January 13, 2008 at 2:32 pm #

    Oh, they’re so pretty! My mom is a musician (among other things) and often plays outdoors at festivals and public events. I’ll bet she’d just love some of those. She’s disappointed me with her reaction to the lovely sweaters I’ve made for her in the past, but those gloves seem to be a pretty small investment of time and money. Perhaps I’ll break my mom-knitting moratorium and try again.

  2. mai January 13, 2008 at 2:36 pm #

    they look great! and i’m sorry to hear they’ve repealed the smoking ban. that’s disgusting! who ever would’ve thought that could happen, right? unfortunately, i live in virginia, the TOBACCO state, so i don’t know that smoking in public will ever be banned :(. but i can hope!

  3. silencepainter January 13, 2008 at 3:13 pm #

    I love the action shot! Maybe I should try these… I’m realling wanting to work on my color work so I can make the endpaper mitts, and the little jem mitts.

  4. em January 13, 2008 at 3:17 pm #

    i really love the colours, it is very flattering!

    and i also really like the ribs on the hands.

    bravo, you can make more of them if you ask me :-)

  5. Heather aka the addknitter January 13, 2008 at 3:37 pm #

    So lovely, you did a fantastic job! I have two contrasting Shibui yarns that would work really well with this pattern, so thanks for the info.

  6. peacockchic January 13, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

    wow very nice!! Love the color combo. Congrats on your first two color project!

  7. Rhian January 13, 2008 at 4:56 pm #

    These are so beautiful! I love the colours – turquoise/teal and dark red are my personal favourites. I’ve been wanting to try colourwork for a while, so maybe I can start with these… Did you like the Shibui Sock yarn?

  8. sleepknitting January 13, 2008 at 5:38 pm #


  9. Maureen January 13, 2008 at 7:07 pm #

    So lovely! I love the color combination you chose.

  10. Batty January 13, 2008 at 8:35 pm #

    They’re absolutely stunning. And if you ever want to remind yourself why you like fingerless gloves, come to our office. It’s freezing, and I wear a shawl and my Fetchings every day. I’d wear a hat if it didn’t look ridiculous!

  11. ali January 13, 2008 at 11:42 pm #

    Beautiful colors! I wonder if I could play my cello in fingerless gloves… hmmm, might have to try it…

    Happy knitting-

  12. Erin January 13, 2008 at 11:56 pm #

    I found that my gloves have a fair amount of fabric that bunches at the wrist too. I wonder if it’s just a part of the design…

  13. brokeknits January 14, 2008 at 12:47 am #

    The mitts are gorgeous! I love the colors.

  14. Lin January 14, 2008 at 2:31 am #

    Gorgeous gloves, the colours are fab!

  15. christie January 14, 2008 at 12:46 pm #

    Those are gorgeous! And I love your color choices…you’re inspiring me to try it for myself. And I really like where the color pools on the hand part…it’s a nice contrast to the arm part where the color is broken up.

  16. ADA January 14, 2008 at 5:40 pm #

    They look fabulous! Now treat yourself to a relaxing manicure to celebrate… Thanks for sharing.

  17. Mira January 14, 2008 at 8:48 pm #

    The gloves are pretty, though the pooling is very obvious, but somehow it’s pretty.

    Your knitting is beautiful.

  18. Kala January 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm #

    Those colors are gorgeous!

  19. Theresa January 15, 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    Those are gorgeous! Great job!

    I’m so jealous! Not only do you have awesome armwarmers, but you play piano! :)

  20. Marlena January 16, 2008 at 6:49 am #

    I love those!

  21. knitalicious January 16, 2008 at 10:43 am #

    Those are beautiful!

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