Friday, December 9, 2011

FO: Socrates Gloves

I made these gloves for my aunt's birthday, which is today.  However, since I'm also in the midst of packing for a move (moving date is December 17th!), I cut this really really close.  I finished the thumbs and wove in the ends last night!  I had to settle for a steam block, instead of my normal nice blocking bath, because I was concerned that they wouldn't dry in time.

I chose the Socrates Gloves pattern because it looked nice and simple with a bit of interesting lace.  For a first pair of gloves, I didn't want to do anything too complicated!  The Knitpicks Palette came from my stash.

The pattern was easy enough to understand, and I did enjoy working on them for awhile- however, by the time I was done I was cursing the fact that humans have 10 fingers!  Glove fingers are kind of fiddley to work (although they went much faster when I switched to 4 inch DPNS instead of the longer ones I had been using.)  Additionally, you have to join and break the yarn after each finger.  Including the original cast-on tails, that means that there were 22 ends to weave in.  On the bright side, I did get a lot of calls to get utilities set up for my move while I was weaving in those ends....

Nevertheless, they're done and they look and feel very nice.  I think they should keep my aunt's hands nice and warm this winter, and be a nice birthday surprise!

Pattern: Socrates Gloves
Source: Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette
The Verdict:  I love these gloves, and I hope that my aunt will, too!

This post is part of Tami's Amis' Finished Object Friday. Head on ever to see what everyone else has accomplished this week!


  1. They look great, I'm sure your aunt will love them :)

    I haven't made gloves precisely because I don't think I have enough patience for the fingers!

  2. Great job! The 10 finger thing is why I want to learn to knit mittens!

  3. Very nice. I also lack the patience for 10 fingers.

  4. Lovely! That's why I do mittens instead. LOL!

  5. I love them! great job with all those fingers, definitely a hassle but totally worth it!

  6. They look lovely - a little lace but no so much as to make your hands cold! And a very practical colour. I know what you mean about all the ends. I get impatient with the extra ends from mitten thumbs!

  7. Beautiful, I really love that lace, it's eye-catching but not fussy. And good luck with your move!

  8. Brilliant!don't think i am brave to tackle fingers :D xx