My “Elegant Gauntlets” are finished, and I love them! I’ve been wearing them around the house since I finished them this morning. They’re nice and cozy, and a perfect fit.
Pattern: “Elegant Gauntlets” from “The Knitting Experience, Book Two: The Purl Stitch” by Sally Melville. The pattern was well-written, clear, and easy to follow. Ravelry link
Yarn: Pagewood Farms Hand-dyed sock yarn (100% Merino Superwash), in “Really Red”. The yardage for this yarn is very generous (450 yards). I only used a little over half of the skein for the gauntlets.
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 1 (2.25 mm)
Size: The size of the gauntlets are adjusted by using different sized needles to get a larger or smaller gauge.
Modifications: I did one extra decrease for the wrist, spacing the decreases a little closer together than indicated in the pattern. I had originally planned to do two extra decrease rounds, but one was fine – and it worked out just right, because I liked the length I had without doing the extra rows I’d planned for the last decrease. Since I had 4 less stitches at the wrist, I had to do an extra set of increases for the hand. I also needed to work an extra 1/2″ after all of the thumb increases so that the thumb gusset would be in the right place, and I made the thumb 1/4″ shorter than specified in the pattern.
Notes: I used the smaller needles for the ribbing around the hand and thumb, but cast off with the larger needles. To determine what size needle to use, I cast on 48 stitches in the round, worked a few rows of 1×1 ribbing, then some stockinette, and finished with a bit more ribbing and bound off. I slipped the swatch over my hand to see how it fit around the palm, and selected my needle size based on the swatches.
They are absolutely lovely… and have now been queued…
so I hear Sally Melville is coming to Black Sheep in March. . .
Very pretty! 🙂
Yes, very elegant indeed!!
Gorgeous! And they look nice and warm too!
Beautiful! You did a fantastic job! They look so comfortable and cozy!
They’re awesome! AWESOME!