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!

8 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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