Friday, 4 June 2010
They are made from Bendigo Mystique, the colour Britannia. The photo is actually nothing like the colour in reality. It's much darker and more sombre a colour. I used this because she does a lot of driving, she's a minister and it would take her about six or seven hours to drive around the perimeter of her parish. The dark colour won't look as dirty as something light. I also used this yarn as it's very warm , an 8 ply, of wool, mohair and alpaca.
The cuffs have been made quite long, about 14 cm to tuck under her sleeves without a gap between sleeve and edge of cuff. It's almost impossible to see but there's a small lacy panel up the centre of the back of the glove and then a panel of moss stitch on either side. I made a gusset at teh base of the thumb on each hand and then picked up just a few stitches for the thumb at the end and used the stitches from the expanded gusset.
They were quick to knit which was just as well because I ripped them out a couple of times. I was making the pattern up on the fly, so to speak, and had to go down in stitch number twice. They fit me snugly and I think they'll be fine for her.