I restarted knitting in summer of this year (2013) and mum suggested I start with an easy pattern, especially since I’d never used a pattern before.
After browsing the internet for patterns, I found a really nice (and free) one for fingerless gloves. I’m a huge fan of these types of gloves and during winter time, it’s very rare for anyone to see me without them!
Click here to see the pattern (Kudos to you craftylittlesewnsew!!) – Be sure to leave a comment on her page (At least, I’m assuming this person’s a she XD)
Anyway, so I kept bugging my mum about certain abbreviations but I finally managed to work it out! I used this wonderfully coloured double knitting wool and was very happy with the result – so was my sister-in-law and she now has her own pair in the same colour.
The main problem with these was attaching the straps in the right way (at least for me)…it can get a little confusing at first, especially if you’re a little impatient to finish them off. Thankfully, it was easily solved! 🙂
I eventually made another pair in a different colour wool (a thinnish Aran) to match a beanie and scarf set which I will blog about later on.
Well, that’s it for my first post. There’s definitely more to come and if there is anyone out there who will give this pattern a go, let me know 🙂 I’d be more than happy to know I’ve influenced someone to start knitting!