I am very pleased with these latest gloves of mine. Looking at the pile of leftover yarn from my last fair isle project, I started thinking that the colours reminded me of a certain time of dusk, when the sky is both deep orange and blue. Hence: Blue Hour gloves.
They are just the thing for using up scrap yarn! These thrifty little gloves have an original stranded pattern over the main body of the hand to pretty them up. There is also an afterthought thumb for simplicity.
The pattern is now on sale on Ravelry, for £2.50, and can be bought here:
Here are some useful tutorials that may help you with this pattern:
- Mary Mucklestone’s excellent guide to afterthought thumbs.
- The ongoing “Vintage Knitting College” series at By Gum, By Golly – currently covering Colourwork 101!
Size: To fit an average women’s size hand (7.5” around the knuckles).
Yarn Requirements: Warm 4-ply yarn with high wool content –
150 yds in Natural
30 yds in Dark Blue
20 yds in Yellow
20 yds in Deep Red
17 yds in Burnt Orange
Jamieson and Smith 2-ply Jumper weight (equivalent to 4-ply) -100% Shetland wool. 125yds(114m)/25g.
2 balls of 01A for N, and 1 ball each of: 031 for O, 028 for Y, 043 for R and 021 for B.
1 set of 3mm dpns
1 set of 2.5mm dpns
Gauge: 32 st / 36 rws to 4in (10cm) in stockinette stitch.
Also required: Stitch holder, a small length of contrasting waste yarn, and a tapestry needle for sewing in ends.