If you haven’t heard, there was a freak snow/ice storm that passed through yesterday and created such a mess in the southeast. The roads were iced over which left people trapped in their homes and at work while children were stranded in schools. People left their cars behind and traveled on foot to their destinations. It was an absolute mess.
Earlier that day, I took Buster out for some fun in the snow and saw a three-car pile up at the entrance of our neighborhood.
And a little further down the hill there was a car in a ditch.
You see, I live in a valley surrounded by hills therefore, many of my neighbors left their cars and walked home. Good thing I opted not to leave the house that day. Several years ago I was in the same predicament and was stranded at the university. Learned my lesson!
I spent most of the day finishing up my Valentine’s Day project: my Valentine’s Day Gloves.
With Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away, I thought I’d whip up some festive gloves for the occasion 🙂
As you can see here, the stitch looks like little hearts going around the cuff. I decided to add the white heart after I had finished knitting them so it is not in the pattern. Instead, I embroidered it on the gloves. If you want to make this an all occasion gloves then follow the pattern without the optional heart.
The following pattern is accompanied by a photo tutorial. I also found a video that will help with the stitch pattern for the cuffs and thumbs.
1 skein of Knit Picks Swish Worsted Yarn
- Color: Conch
- 110 yds/100.6 m per skein
- 50 g per skein
- US 8/5mm needles
- 100% Superwash Merino Wool
4 US 8/5mm DPN
Optional embroidered heart: White/cream colored scrap yarn in heavier weight than worsted (approx. 3 ft/30.5 cm)
CO 36 sts. Join sts in the round and knit one round. Next you will begin the pattern as follows:
Rd 1: *k2tog, leave sts on the needle, k2tog tbl of the same sts, then slide both sts off the needle; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 3: *sl 1, k2tog, leave sts on the needle, k2tog tbl of the same sts, then slide both sts off the needle; rep from * to the last st, sl 1.
Rd 4: Knit.
Here is a video that might help:
Repeat pattern above for a total of 12 rounds. Then knit 8 rounds.
Rd1: k1, m1, k2, m1, k33. (38 sts)
Rd 2: knit.
Rd 3: k1, m1, k4, m1, k33. (40 sts)
Rd 4: knit.
Rd 5: k1, m1, k6, m1, k33. (42 sts)
Rd 6: knit.
Rd 7: k1, m1, k8, m1, k33. (44 sts)
Rd 8: knit.
Now using a yarn/tapestry needle, slip the next 12 sts onto a piece of scrap yarn.
Tie up the scrap yarn so you don’t lose the slip stitches. Proceed knitting in the round, k32.
Knit 5 more rounds. For the top edging around the fingers, repeat the cuff pattern for 6 rounds. Bind off.
Completing The Thumb
Pick up 12 slipped stitches from scrap yarn and pick up additional 4 stitches from the inside of the thumb.
This is what it should look like so far: 4 picked up stitches and 12 from scrap yarn on other 2 needles. (16 sts)
Knit 1 round and 4 rounds of cuff pattern. Bind off and weave in loose ends.
Pick out where you want the bottom tip of your heart to be and begin to stitch on heart. It should be worked from bottom to top and left to right. Please read this tutorial.
That’s it! Now you have a brand new pair of fingerless gloves for Valentine’s Day!
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