gloves for me

I’m a devout mitten-wearer, with several pairs knit by me or friends in constant rotation depending on the temperature and windiness of any given day. But I realized I needed a pair of gloves—basic, black gloves. Wardrobe staples are really where my head is these days. I could’ve just figured out my gauge and cobbled together a pattern myself, but a quick search revealed that Purl Soho had already done that work for me in the Gem Gloves.

pepperknit | gem gloves

I cast on with Skeinny Dipping Yarn while at my aunt and uncle’s for a weekend lazing by the pool last August. (I’d bought the yarn on my first visit to Gauge + Tension.) With the basic k1,p1 rib followed by stockinette, they were perfect for working on while socializing, and I steadily worked on them at the end of the summer. In fact, I finished the first one two weeks later back at my family’s place for Labor Day weekend! In a short time after I’d finished the second one.

pepperknit | gem gloves

Overall I followed the pattern closely, though when I picked up stitches for each finger I picked up lots more and decreased them away quickly in order to prevent any holes from forming. Each finger is custom built. No other alterations, and I’m thrilled with them. They’re so thin and light I’ve been tossing them in my purse even if I’m also bringing mittens so that I have a lighter option. They’re not toasty warm, of course, but they keep the chill off. Here they are on my Ravelry page.

pepperknit | gem gloves

pepperknit | gem gloves

3 Responses to gloves for me

  1. grumperina says:

    Black, thin gloves are my go-to during the winter. I’d never consider knitting my own because I lose them with alarming frequency! These are pretty fabulous, though.

  2. Alia says:

    They look great! Thanks for the tip on how to avoid holey fingers… I will admit my first foray into glove-making turned up some rather alarming air vents around the fingers. I’ll have to try that if there’s a next time!

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