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mokey
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Posted - 10/21/2004 :  10:50:38 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Most of the regular posters here will know that I am an avid sock knitter. However, I had almost "socked" myself out and needed to find something interesting, small, and portable to knit. I flipped through my book and magazine stash, and decided to give gloves a serious go. The verdict? I love them! I knit my test pair from Cherry Tree Hill using Magic Loop just as I did for socks, but frogged one of the gloves because it didn't fit quite right. I like how the self patterning yarn changes design due to the changes in stitches on fingers and thumb. I don't need to have the gloves an exact, stripe for stripe match. I might even have enough left over to knit a third glove, in case one gets lost. I also decided to knit the palm side on 2mm needles and the hand side on 3mm, to make the palm last longer.

I will never give up socks, but at least I have something else for a change!

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi

Yarnni
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  05:42:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Yarnni's Homepage Send Yarnni a Private Message
Great idea!

Yarnni
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Momma78239
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  05:43:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Momma78239's Homepage  Send Momma78239 a Yahoo! Message Send Momma78239 a Private Message
I so want to try gloves! I've done mittens, but thats just wimpy, comparatively. Thanks for the encouragement!
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klfrazier
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  06:00:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit klfrazier's Homepage Send klfrazier a Private Message
I stocked up on sock yarn during a couple of sales last year, and am now sick of self-patterning socks. I've branched out a bit with the yarn, but haven't tried gloves. What a great idea!


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Molly C
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  06:07:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Molly C's Homepage Send Molly C a Private Message
If you do your gloves with the two circular method as opposed to ML, it will be even easier to work the back side and palm sides with different sized needles. I've only worked the two circular method a little bit, and never even finished a project with it, but I do find it slightly easier than the ML method - which, as you know, is already super easy.

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jade
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  07:10:31 AM  Show Profile Send jade a Private Message
I'm still happy to make socks but there was an article on making gloves out of leftover sock yarn a couple of years ago. I think it was in Interweave Knits. The gloves were made of smallish amounts of random yarns so nothing matched, the colors varied along each palm and every finger was different. I thought it was a great idea, though the idea of weaving in all those ends...

Cheryl
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mokey
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  07:39:56 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Yes, I did use the 2 circs method for the different size palm.

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi
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Ruby Plaid
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  08:30:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ruby Plaid's Homepage Send Ruby Plaid a Private Message
What a cool thing to do! I'm dying to try sock knitting. But I don't have time now: It's going to be my next project after I finish the Christmas gifts I'm knitting. I'm dying to try Cherry Tree!



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HoJo
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  08:41:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit HoJo's Homepage Send HoJo a Private Message
Another use for sock yarns is hats. elann has a cute hat made of sock yarn and I did a Cristabel cloche with off white and striped sock yarn triangles.

I live in Northern California and we rarely have it cold enough to justify a pair of gloves.

HoJo

"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, only backwards and in high heels." Faith Whittesley
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fillyjonk
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  10:49:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit fillyjonk's Homepage Send fillyjonk a Private Message
Yes, one of my sometime-in-the-future projects is a pair of gloves for myself, using the basic pattern in the Vogue Mittens and Gloves book, made out of some Regia 6-ply, probably in the color called "Paris" (A green, blue, and lavendar stripe with interspersed rows of gray and white fairisle like patterning).
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mokey
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  10:54:37 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
The Paris is lovely. My sister loves France, and not being able to afford a trip for her, I knit her socks with Provence. I'll do her gloves in Paris. Too bad they don't have a Carcassone or Nice yarn for a hat LOL!

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi
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carpe diem
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  11:01:31 AM  Show Profile Send carpe diem a Private Message
Ooohhhh - but what about hat or set made out of Jaeger Chamonix ?!

~ Lisa, Seattle
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amber
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Posted - 10/22/2004 :  10:45:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit amber's Homepage Send amber a Private Message
mokey-

do you use about the same amount of yarn for a glove as you do for a sock? I have some sock yarn that would make great gloves but I'm not sure if I'll have enough.


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Boogie
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Posted - 10/23/2004 :  04:34:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message
I love using sock yarn for gloves. This winter I'm doing fair isle gloves and mittens. In fact as I'm reading I'm finishing up the fingers on a fair isle glove out of sock yarn.

Amber - they generally use a less. One ball of Opal will get me almost 2 pairs. Or 1 pair and 1 fingerless pair.
I did some regia self striping (6ply) fingerless gloves last year and it only took one ball. I had about 2 feet of yarn left over. If you check my blog you will see them in the FO section.
There is a pattern out there for using regular self striping sock yarn to make fingerless gloves.
http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/HFMGloves/HFMGloves.html

They make easy to do but nice looking gloves.

amy
http://theboogerblog.blogspot.com
http://www.spunkyhats.com
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Mean Mama
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Posted - 10/23/2004 :  06:57:51 AM  Show Profile Send Mean Mama a Private Message
LOL--I know that yarn, Boogie! I made socks out of that for a friend!

-- Mean Mama
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truly violet
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Posted - 10/23/2004 :  07:11:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
I am going to try gloves using the pattern from spin off for the sideways knitted gloves.
using homespun I think
it is on my list, after finishing the snowman clogs.....
a mezza luna bag,
felted boots
and the sleeves on my einstein (it hasn't been cold enough to do this as it is sooooooo big it is like a blanket)
then I will try the gloves and back (finally)to socks
vi
ps: I just needled felted a couple of snowpeople
just cause I finally could! but thaddeaus ate one of the twig arms
I have to do new twigs



none of this will matter in 100 years.......except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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amber
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Posted - 10/23/2004 :  3:33:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit amber's Homepage Send amber a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Boogie


Amber - they generally use a less. One ball of Opal will get me almost 2 pairs. Or 1 pair and 1 fingerless pair.
I did some regia self striping (6ply) fingerless gloves last year and it only took one ball. I had about 2 feet of yarn left over. If you check my blog you will see them in the FO section.
There is a pattern out there for using regular self striping sock yarn to make fingerless gloves.
http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/HFMGloves/HFMGloves.html

They make easy to do but nice looking gloves.

amy
http://theboogerblog.blogspot.com
http://www.spunkyhats.com



Thank you! I think I'm gonna have to make some gloves!

-Amber

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DukTape
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Posted - 10/23/2004 :  4:08:24 PM  Show Profile Send DukTape a Private Message
What a neat idea! I bet they're pretty gloves.

"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific." -- Lily Tomlin
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frodosmom
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Posted - 10/23/2004 :  7:35:21 PM  Show Profile Send frodosmom a Private Message
Mokey, I love your idea of using two different size needles. I have made gloves in the distant past, and I could use some new ones now. It might be fun to use up some of my leftover sock yarn (the solid colors) and I could have different colors for each side and for different fingers. If the leftovers vary as to gauge, I could use the different size needles to compensate for that. Thanks for a terrific idea.

Margaret in South Carolina
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pqpatch
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Posted - 10/24/2004 :  4:22:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit pqpatch's Homepage Send pqpatch a Private Message
I believe on the Knitty site they have a pattern for a child's sweater using the self patterning sock yarn. It is just adorable. I know I am going to give it a try.
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Boogie
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Posted - 10/25/2004 :  11:11:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message
The first of the fair isle gloves from sock yarn is finished. I thought I'd show you all and give you some inspiration to go use up your sock yarn for gloves.
[img] http://www.thekingspottery.com/starglove1.jpg [/img][img] http://www.thekingspottery.com/starglove2.jpg [/img]


amy
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