Wednesday, 19 June 2019

WIP Wednesday: Gradient Gloves!

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Welcome back to WIP Wed! I've been knitting away again, and while I'm still working on my legwarmers, I've got a new project on the needles too! Patrons saw this yesterday, but now, here's the updated version! 

These are fingerless mittens in-the-round, knit on my *2.25 mm HiyaHiya double-points.   Yarn is *Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in (now-discontinued) "Midnight Heather", and *Knit Picks Chroma Fingering in "Pegasus" held together!

A fingerless glove on dpns.  The glove has been knit to just above the thumb gusset. The yarn is a fingering-weight gradient from purple to blue to green, and is held double with a black lace-weight yarn, creating a marled look.  The glove has a cuff of 1 by 1 ribbing and a slipped stitch texture.
And why did I start these gloves?  Well, . . I was foolish in buying the Midnight Heather.  Through no fault of Knit Picks -- the yarn is gorgous, and has a wonderful feel (it's 100% alpaca!).  But, black yarn is hard to work with, and black lace?  Even worse.  There is a reason you won't often see a lot of black lace-work.  The yarn requires amazing light to be able to see it to work it. 

But, stranding the Midnight Heather with something else had been in my book of ideas for a while, and with the proper kick-in-the-behind, I got these on the needles!

How do the yarns work up, held together?  Quite well, actually!  The knitting is dense, but that's an ok thing for Fingerless Mittens.    And these are now my travel project. I made the mistake of taking the Legwarmers out for World Wide Knit in Public Day, but the lace chart was just a tad too complicated.  I needed another portable project, and these fit nicely!  

The back of the hand has a small eyelet motif, and the palm (like many of my mitten designs) has a slipped stitch pattern.   So far, it's working out quite well!

Alright, I think that's it for this week's post! I'd love to see what you're working on, so, please, feel free to post links to your projects in the comments, so I can see all the amazing things that you folks make! Also, if you're working on one of my patterns, tag it as #sarahdawnsdesigns so I can find you on Social Media!

Until next week, and Happy Crafting!

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