It’s Pinterest Challenge time again, when I join a group of creative bloggers and we all make something inspired by something from our Pinterest boards. It’s nice to pin lots of ideas and it’s even nicer to actually make some of them. The challenge is hosted by My Pinterventures.
For my challenge this month I was inspired by a wonderfully simple knit pattern for fingerless gloves from the talented knit pattern designer Marianna from Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days
I have quite a substantial yarn stash with quite a bit of assorted DK yarns and I’m always looking for a good project to use some of it. I like an easy project or two to have on the go for when I’m watching tv on winter evenings. I fancied making some fingerless gloves but almost all the patterns I found involve either circular needles or double ended pins. I don’t have masses of circular needles and even fewer double ended pins. It’s not that I can’t use them but I do like using what I have, and what I have is a lovely set of beloved bamboo knitting needles.
This simple pattern from Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days is SO straightforward and it’s knitted on regular straight knitting needles. I did make a few tweaks (I just can’t help myself) so I’ll explain what I did differently.
A 50g ball of yarn will be plenty, I used 2 colours, just scraps of a bright pink and about 3/4 of a 50g ball of lilac.
First thing you need to do is to pop over to Marianna’s blog for the free pattern.
I followed the Adult Lady size.
I cast on with the bright pink, then changed immediately to the lilac colour for the first row of rib.
I worked my rib in a 2 knit, 2 purl and worked 3 inches of rib a little more than the original pattern, I wanted these to be a little longer and keep that wrist gap nice and warm.
When I got to the top rib I switched back to the bright pink yarn for the final stocking stitch row and then for the rib - again I worked a 2 x 2 rib. I like to change colour the row before a rib, then you don’t get the two colour purl stitches.
Because it’s knitted flat you have 2 seams to sew up; the side seam and the inside of the thumb.
These easy knitted fingerless gloves took an evening each so just 2 evenings to make the pair. A nice quick project.
The finished gloves are a teeny bit to big for me, I think my hands must be very delicate! Marianna has included several sizes so I think I’ll try going down a size when I make the next pair. Or I could go down a knitting needle size of course. I might even try doing to whole glove in the 2 x 2 rib another time too, everything except the thumb increasing.
I’m really pleased with how these fingerless gloves turned out, Marianna’s pattern is brilliant and easy to follow. I like how the colours work together and I’m looking at my stash to see other colours combo’s I could try!
Now take a look below at all the Pinterest inspired projects from the rest of the Pinterest challenge team.
I’ll be sharing this project at these link ups