Goodbyes and Fingerless Gloves

As the end of the academic year draws to a close, we enter a period in which goodbyes line up back-to-back in a never-ending queue. For me, one such goodbye was to my quartet, who will be short one violinist next year. They will be off to Interlochen soon, flying away to the chilly woody climate of Northern Michigan. As they will undoubtably experience weather comparable to desert winters, I knit each of them a pair of wool fingerless gloves to keep their hands warm and toasty even during orchestra practice!

Each fabulous glove is knit on a set of four double-pointed needles (size 5). The black ones are knit with Lion Brand Wool-Ease, the blue one is knit with Lion Brand Wool, and the red one is knit with Patons Classic Wool. They’re really quick to whip up, and the cables provide a nice, snug fit. I used Cheryl Niamath’s Fetching pattern, which can be found through knitty.com or by clicking on the link.

 

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~ by thechanster on 8:42 pm, Tuesday, May 27, 2008.

3 Responses to “Goodbyes and Fingerless Gloves”

  1. Awww that’s sweet, Charlotte…I really need to learn how to knit this summer–especially since I need warm clothes–like gloves! (…although fingers would be preferred….)

  2. Let’s get together and have a knitting festival. I can teach you everything you need to know and then when Eva and Alice win Science Olympiad Nationals, we can have a grand old party of yarn! Fingers are hard… I should experiment, though.

  3. yay lets! (even though SO nationals are over)

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