Welcome back to WIP Wednesday! I recently finished two knitting projects that I am very excited about. I will be sharing them with you soon. In the meantime, it is time to start thinking about what I will knit next.
I have a bit of yarn left over from one of my recently finished projects. Enough to actually make a little something. In a fit of frugality (or something!), I became determined to use it right way rather than stick it away in the stash and never look at it again. I found a pattern for fingerless gloves that looks like it should fit the bill. It uses two colors and close to the amount of yarn I have left. As you can see, I am not very far along:
I am making Roku Mitts in a size small. This is a risky project because I might not have enough yarn. And I won’t know until I finish the first glove. The suspense might kill us!
Here is a photo of me using my new ball winder for the first time (well, I’m not actually in the picture, but I’m sure you can imagine me standing right there winding my yarn):
A few readers who are related to me can guess that this yarn will be used to make something for my daughter. I had such success with her fingerless gloves last year that I thought I would see if I could get her to wear a hat made in her favorite color.
I am using the Knitted Hats for the Whole Family pattern. It should be a quick and easy knit, perfect for taking with me to my daughter’s weekly OT appointments.
What do you do with your leftover yarn? Do you use it right away? Does it ever get used? Please share!
My daughter has always struggled with gloves and mittens. They just don’t fit her well and it’s hard to get her hands into them. Not to mention the fact that she just doesn’t like the way they feel and rips them off almost immediately. Her poor hands get so cold in the winter!
Last year while I was making my own pair of fingerless gloves, it occurred to me that a well-fitting pair of fingerless gloves might work for her too.
After some searching, I settled on the free Adorable Kids Fingerless Gloves pattern. I wanted something simple that used a lightweight yarn (fingering in this case).
Since I wanted these to fit very well, and not be too loose and bulky, I carefully considered what size to make and how to adjust them to fit. Her hand measured on the upper end of the size range, so I made a size large and added some length.
I am very pleased with the fit of these gloves. They fit, well, like gloves! (sorry, I couldn’t help myself!)
Unfortunately I didn’t get these finished in time for the cold snap we had in early December, and it has been quite warm since. But she did get a chance to wear these on a recent morning, and she wore them all the way to school without taking them off! Success! Hopefully we have some more cold weather so we can make use of these some more, and I am sure they will still fit next year.
Pattern: Adorable Kids Fingerless Gloves by KiwiYarns
Yarn: Stroll Multi Sock Yarn from KnitPicks. It’s a fingering weight. The content is 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon.
See my Ravelry project for details on the adjustments I made to the pattern for size.