Chinook Fingerless GlovesOctober 1, 2012
Can you stand another Jared Flood pattern? I can’t believe what a roll I’m on with his designs. What can I say – I love this guy’s stuff. I’ve knitted a lot of fingerless mittens but I wanted to do gloves this time, with individual fingers, but without the tips so I can still use my phone. So when I saw his Chinook gloves, I knew this was it.
I just did one modification to the pattern – I did not rib the fingers. I just don’t like that K1, P1 rib for the fingers, so I did a plain stockinette stitch and knit them until I liked the length. I did them a bit long because really, all you need is the very tip of your fingers to stick out to use your phone. The next pair I knit may even have full pinky fingers. I don’t care for the K1 P1 ribbing on the cuff and I may do a K2P2 ribbing on the next pair, like I did with these.
Also, I put the live stitches on stitch holders for the second glove because picking them up from waste yarn was too hard. The stitch holders were easier. I also knit the entire glove using Magic Loop, which I love and allows me to try on the glove as I go, which you cannot do with DPNs. I even did the individual fingers with Magic Loop – so much easier than trying to manipulate DPNs around a little finger. Using Addi Lace Turbo needles makes working with the fingering weight yarn super easy.
I did a little stash busting by using Dale of Norway Baby Ull, although it is not one of my favorite yarns. There is just something about that yarn that I don’t like – it doesn’t have enough structure or something. I’m not buying any more of it, for sure.
As soon as I got finished with these gloves, although they were intended for me, my 16-year-old son wanted them. What could I say – I love anyone appreciating my knitting, so off he went with them. I would still like a pair so you’re going to see another set up here in the near future. I’m trying to get some Quince Chickadee for my pair, but they are still having production problems. It is a yarn so worth waiting for, though. I love all the Quince yarns.