I have always wanted fingerless gloves. While they are not practical for wearing outside in the New England winters, they are very practical for wearing inside during the cold months where I spend most of my days working at the computer and doing crafts with my girls.
I started the project by checking my gauge – no, don’t laugh – I really did and this is not typical for me. Look, here’s proof:
The pattern calls for size 6 needles but I ended up using Size 5 needles to get gauge. Going down a needle size is typical for the way that I knit, so if you typically get gauge with a pattern’s suggested needle size certainly try size 6 first for this project.
With the gauge issue settled, I cast on and started the cuff. I prefer wooden needles when working on double pointed needles to keep my stitches from slipping and sliding around. The K2, P2 ribbing was an easy and fast set up for the cuff.
Now that the cuff is complete, I can’t wait to share the start of the cable pattern with you next week! There at the very top of the cuff you can see the first few rows of the pattern – it doesn’t look like much now but just wait.