25 October 2016

Crochet gloves - the start

I have a 'thing' about gloves and socks. I love knitting them. I never wear the socks I've knitted so I've banned myself from knitting them. I also struggle with knitting gloves too as I use four needles and suffer with that gap you get at the base of the fingers. In tatting we call that gapsosis and I feel that's a good name for my knitting problem too.

So, I decided this year that I'd have a go at doing some crochet gloves. Thereby started a long adventure on the internet looking for crocheted gloves. Yes, there are patterns aplenty but not many that are offered in 4 ply (sock wool to you Americans!). Most crocheted gloves seem to be in thicker wool. In the end I found this pattern which is WONDERFUL. Just what I wanted (not sure of the flappy bits on the finger and thumb) and the instructions look clear.

Oh, did I say they looked clear? Well, yes they are BUT they're written in 'American'. As you know that means different terminology to the English patterns. So, it's time to learn a few new skills and new terms too. That should keep me quiet in between frustrations of doing the TIAS!!!! 

Here's the start on glove number one. The bottom picture is the true colour of the wool - the sun came out before I took the top photo!!!


Maureen said...

You avoid the gap by wrapping the wool - or else by darning it afterwards!Crocheting will be a LOT faster.

Madtatter80 said...

Wow, I did not know you could do such nice looking gloves with crochet (I know that is a stupid remark, I should crochet more 😀)

Jane McLellan said...

I hope crocheting will avoid gaps!

God's Kid said...

Wonderful!!! :)

Crazy Mom! said...

Love the color for sure! Gaposis, be gone!

Bernice said...

I hope you enjoy the break from your shuttles, so far so good.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love the yarn you're using for your gloves. I prefer the knit fabric because of the drape. However, I do love crocheted doilies and afghans!

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