Friday, October 14, 2011

{FO} Westeros

I did it! I conquered my fear of a thumb gusset and made my first pair of gloves.  I was so honored that Jackie asked me to test knit for her, and this has been a great learning experience. 
One Down



I definitely had some second glove syndrome going on...I didn't knit as fast as I did on the first one, but it was very satisfying to complete the whole shebang. 
Matching set

And Nate likes them, a lot so win there! Now, I need to come up with a scarf for his mystery alpaca.  

I will post a link to the pattern once it is fully written up.  




Westeros Test Knit Pattern Details:
Pattern: Westeros by Jackie Jaquette
Yarn: Lion Brand Woolease (I think)
Needles: US 5
Gifty: Nate





11 comments:

  1. Nice job on the gussets :) (is it just me, or does that sound a bit wrong?!)

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  2. Very nice! I want to make some of those for people I know that have cold hands.

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  3. Looking good! Did you get spaces at the gussets? If so, how any tips on how to cover that? I haven't yet found a good solution - each time it comes out different and always a little wonky.

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  4. Awesome gusset-conquering! Those look really nicely-made and wonderfully wearable. I love that in addition to the cuffs, they've got ribbing trim on the finger edge, too.

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  5. @ Natalie - LOL just a little bit but I won't tell :P

    @ FoFo - I will make sure to let you know when the pattern is available. It is very easy and fun.

    @ Julie - I had a small space, but I used the scrap yarn to close the hole the best I could. I'm not the best end weaver inner...but I made do :)

    @ Kathleen - Thank you :D I like that about them too, they are simple and "manly" but they do have a bit of decoration to them.

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  6. Very nice gloves! Perfectly plain for the man in your life. Great work on the gusset!

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  7. Congrats on conquering the gloves! Yay for new techniques and skills :D

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  8. Nice work! It's always fun to knit a new technique and get it figured out.

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  9. Thumb gussets aren't so bad, are they? The gloves look well-fitted, so that's also a win!

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  10. The gloves turned out great! Good job knitting your first pair. I always have a hard time knitting the second mitten, too.

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  11. Congrats on vanquishing the thumb...and the second glove!! They look great!

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