Wednesday, 9 May 2018

WIP Wednesday: Symbol Gloves

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Ok.  So back to another major WIP -- the Symbol Gloves! "Gloves" is a bit of misnomer, since they're actually going to be fingerless mittens.  But, either way, they're still working out ok. 

The double-knitting is getting faster the more I do it, which is good, but it's still far slower then my normal knitting speed.  And, I'm into the chart now, which means that it's quite slow. Unlike normal colourwork, which I can get through relatively quickly, double-knitting colourwork takes a lot more time (and a lot more brain-power)!

Ribbed Double-Knitting in the round on a set of DPNS.Yep.  Double knitting definitely isn't television knitting.  At least not for me, not yet.  I -might- take these to knit night.  Maybe. Depends on how daring I am, I guess?

These are on my *2mm double-pointed HiyaHiya needles, and that seems to be working out well.  Yarn is *Northbound Knitting Superwash Merino/Nylon Fingering, in "Littoria" and "Espresso."  The silver feather stitch marker is another awesome find from *EfficientSense's Etsy Store

I do have to say, one major take-away is that new knitting techniques do get easier with practice!  Double-knitting always seemed so scary to me, and now it's not.   I won't call it easy, (maybe one day!) but it's no longer nearly as intimidating as it was when I started working on these!  It's a reminder that any knitting skill is learn-able with enough practice!

One challenge I'm having with it though; and maybe those folks who are better at double-knitting then me can answer:  My yarn keeps twisting.  It's like what happens if you don't keep dominance in colourwork.   Is this supposed to happen or am I doing something I shouldn't?  It's not unbearable, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something.   Thanks in advance for any advice on this one!


As always, thanks for reading!  And I've love to see what you're making on this WIP Wed!  (And not just knitting, anything crafty!)  Feel free to post your own WIPs in the comments here!

2 comments:

  1. You've inspired me! I really must get on with knitting some gloves. I've knit countless pairs of socks, but my next pair of gloves will be my first! Love the grey with the green colourwork btw.

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    1. Aww, thank you! And I promise, gloves aren't superbly hard, just the fingers can be a little fiddly.

      And the green/grey wasn't my colour choice - these are going to be a gift, and my gift-ee picked them! But I'm glad, because then I'm learning to work with colours outside my own comfort zone. :)

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