Sunday, November 19, 2006

Baby, It's Cold Outside...

...or at least it's getting there. We went from warm and rainy last week to dry and cold this week. Which is why I've started myself a pair of "knucks" as seen on knitty and popularized by Matt and Micah. This pattern is made from the fingers (which only go to the first knuckle to allow you to use your fingertips!) down to the cuff, the opposite of the only other pair of gloves I've made. So far I like this method much better.

The first thing the pattern calls for is making all the fingers individually and putting the stitches on scrap yarn until ready to use. So here is a picture of my hand with only the "fingers" in place.

Doesn't look like it'll add up to much, huh? From here you have to take each individual finger and place it on two needles in preparation to join them all together. Here's what that looks like...

From here you knit in the round down the length of the hand, stopping along the way to add on the thumb that's been waiting patiently on the side this whole time. Here's what mine looked like a few rounds after adding on the thumb. (Look Jaci, I'm using the lovely stitch markers you made and sent my way...thanks again!)

I just started this one last night and hope to have it done before bed tonight. Then I can start on the other one tomorrow and hopefully have the pair done by Thanksgiving weekend. If you're looking for a slightly challenging (but not hard) and fun to make pair of gloves, I'd definitely recommend giving these a try.


LISTENING TO: TYRO - "Audiocards"

Tyro is made up of Katie and Skip, both originally from the now-defunct, but ever-terrific Toenut. Tyro carries on the basic themes presented by the first band with a bit more electronic manipulation thrown in for fun. If you like early B-52's, you may like these guys too as they have a similarly twisted sense of humor and off-kilter harmonies to boot. Here's a sample of the Tyro track "Blameless."

8 comments:

Paul said...

I was just looking at that pattern tonight trying to figure out what my next project should be. You're knucks are looking great! I'll have to seriously consider making them. Thanks for the pics!

Dave Daniels said...

I've just struggled through my first pair of fingerless gloves, wrist-up. Your plan looks better, and makes MUCH more sense. Thanks for posting the photo series.

Matt said...

Micah is the master at them! I found the initial joining of the fingers on DPN's to be a real pain....for fun, try joining the next pair on 2 circs instead, It seems to be a lot easier for me. great colors and you are making serious progress!

Confessions of a Knitting Diva said...

Those knucks are awesome!! I wonder if my son would like a pair. Won't attempt to make them for Christmas. I made one gift and refuse to get sucked into the whole "just one more handmade gift" thing this year. I tend to bite off more than I can chew!!! Have a good Thanksgiving!!

J.P. said...

I am working on a pair of Knucks right now, too. I love the pattern.. they are such fun to make. I just lack the ribbing on the last pair, so they are almost done.

Yours look wonderful!

Eikon said...

I'm thinking about attempting this pattern. Flopper wants a pair of gloves but i really don't want to make all of those little tubes.

TrickyTricot said...

Ken-

We (as in the Royal We) like your new picture!

Sean said...

I like the cute new picture of you!