Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, Bravo Alpaca Gloves, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn.
Introduced in a recent Technique Tuesday episode on Facebook Live, these gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air. They're also unisex, so knit them up for gifts for your family!
One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem! Here she is to show you exactly how where she picks up her stitches for the Bravo Alpaca Gloves.
I love how she picks up her stitches in a way that leaves less bulk. This is important in knitted gloves to avoid bulk.
The other key to making gloves fit great is Kelley's trick for knitting glove fingers. She knits
Kelley shared a wonderful tip for knitting for loved ones who don't live near you. Have them trace their hand on a piece of cardboard and send it to you! You can cut it out and use it as a template for sizing their gloves.
This works for socks, too. I would recommend having both a hand an foot template for anyone you regularly knit gloves, mittens, or socks for! Great fit, every time.
Join us each Tuesday on our Facebook page at 9:30 am Pacific for Technique Tuesday. Not only will you learn great tips and tricks from Kelley, we always have a giveaway!
See you there.
Learn two techniques for making your sweaters look professional: using backing buttons and adding a phony seam. All sweater knitters should have these skills in their toolbox.
Kelley practiced them on a baby sweater, the Latte Coat by Lisa Chemery. Chidrens' sweaters are wonderful learning tools if you're a beginning sweater knitter, because you can try complex skills on a small scale.
Kelley just finished a pair of Skimmer Socks by Sheila Toy Strombetzg. These are great when you don't want your socks to show very much, because they're almost invisible under your shoes. I especially love this style because I'm a clog wearer, and these come up lower on the top of the foot, so they don't show. Yay!
These and the Turkish Bed Socks are my favorite knit sock patterns to wear with clogs.