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Sep 16, 2011 14:00:30   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
I have some of that self-striping sock yarn that I know I am never going to make into socks. Has anyone used this yarn for fingerless gloves? It is gauge and suitable pattern I am pondering. Since there is plenty of pattern in the yarn itself, plain knitting would be in order.
 
Sep 16, 2011 14:20:15   #
Barbara Ann
 
I've never done the fingerless gloves yet, but many of the ladies in my knitting group have and they use sock yarn. So I think you will have a problem. They even add beads to it sometimes! It's so pretty!
Sep 16, 2011 14:31:36   #
nittineedles (a regular here)
 
Here is the perfect pattern for you. It uses sock yarn and check out the photo. I love using the multi coloured yarn for fingerless gloves.
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-30175-1.html

Unfortunately, it's not a free pattern.
Sep 16, 2011 18:08:50   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
I have decided to give fingerless gloves a whirl with this sock yarn. Encouraged by this group I have been researching patterns on the internet. I have decided the best for me would be the ones that have a flap that comes down over the fingers as required. I want those mostly for shopping in winter as those grocery cart handles are so darned cold. Here on the west coast they are all outside.
Once inside the store one needs one fingers, so I think the flap kind would be ideal.
Sep 16, 2011 22:12:02   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
They will turn out great. I love the glittens and have seen free patterns. I also have several wristlet patterns that call for sock yarn- Just check your gauge. I think you will be just fine...
Sep 17, 2011 01:06:11   #
e.ridenh
 
I have.......I went with a simple 2 x 2 rib with a 7 x 7 body, shipped them to DD.....I think!!

As the other poster indicated, beading would be sweet and I added a cat charm to the front side of one and a mouse charm to the other.......stretched it out to see if that was a good idea.

DD likes cats and I don't like mice. LOL!

Here on tick ridge, we feed a lot of grain to our 38 animals and the mice are not rampant as we have barn cats; I do get one in the house now and then but De-Con takes care of most of them.

Make that 39; A baby llama was born last night; Too cute. Seven llamas now - one one the way, too and we sold two yearlings this spring along with a yearling jennet.

BTW, tt was interesting to see the self striping work it's way through the WIP.

Have fun, eh?

L8R!

Donna Rae
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Joy Marshall wrote:
I have some of that self-striping sock yarn that I know I am never going to make into socks. Has anyone used this yarn for fingerless gloves? It is gauge and suitable pattern I am pondering. Since there is plenty of pattern in the yarn itself, plain knitting would be in order.
 
Sep 17, 2011 05:55:52   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
As others have said go for it. I have done the same (and added a cap to keep the finger tips warm, but that can be folded back when you need to use your fingers.
Sep 17, 2011 07:30:31   #
papernclay
 
I have not but have purchased a lovley pair at a consignment shop just last year, love them!
Sep 17, 2011 08:11:54   #
CamillaDesertMouse
 
Yes I have and I loved it...I also make shawls and scarves from sock yarn...but if in doubt do a 4x4 inch swatch..

Hope that helps

Joy Marshall wrote:
I have some of that self-striping sock yarn that I know I am never going to make into socks. Has anyone used this yarn for fingerless gloves? It is gauge and suitable pattern I am pondering. Since there is plenty of pattern in the yarn itself, plain knitting would be in order.
Sep 17, 2011 08:40:45   #
Evelyn Coleman
 
There is a a free pattern on Ravelry called "Mitt Envy"
It is for sock yarn.
A friend of mine made them and they are lovely.
Good luck
Sep 17, 2011 09:06:34   #
Lori Putz
 
Joy Marshall wrote:
I have some of that self-striping sock yarn that I know I am never going to make into socks. Has anyone used this yarn for fingerless gloves? It is gauge and suitable pattern I am pondering. Since there is plenty of pattern in the yarn itself, plain knitting would be in order.


It's perfect for such a project. I almost always have a bit of yarn left over from sock projects so try to make a matching set of gloves if possible (sometimes mixing contrast colors). My pattern uses the exact process of a sock with the cuff, the sock body, breaking the circular process for the length of a thumb hole, then rejoining the circle for a short time, then cuffing the top. My college son's friends have standing orders so when I have colors available, I can send them off.
If you have one skein, with my adjusted pattern, I usually can manage about 3-4 gloves (my family has longer hands than most).
 
Sep 17, 2011 09:25:36   #
grammatat
 
OK Donna Rae - your word Jennet sent me to my search engine (Bing). I'm a ranch kid - born and raised but had never heard that before. Well, there were a couple of descriptions one said "small spanish horse" and the other said it was a small donkey. So which is it?
Thanks for one more thing learned today!
Have a lovely one!
Tat

e.ridenh wrote:
I have.......I went with a simple 2 x 2 rib with a 7 x 7 body, shipped them to DD.....I think!!

As the other poster indicated, beading would be sweet and I added a cat charm to the front side of one and a mouse charm to the other.......stretched it out to see if that was a good idea.

DD likes cats and I don't like mice. LOL!

Here on tick ridge, we feed a lot of grain to our 38 animals and the mice are not rampant as we have barn cats; I do get one in the house now and then but De-Con takes care of most of them.

Make that 39; A baby llama was born last night; Too cute. Seven llamas now - one one the way, too and we sold two yearlings this spring along with a yearling jennet.

BTW, tt was interesting to see the self striping work it's way through the WIP.

Have fun, eh?

L8R!

Donna Rae
~~~~~~~~
Joy Marshall wrote:
I have some of that self-striping sock yarn that I know I am never going to make into socks. Has anyone used this yarn for fingerless gloves? It is gauge and suitable pattern I am pondering. Since there is plenty of pattern in the yarn itself, plain knitting would be in order.
I have.......I went with a simple 2 x 2 rib with a... (show quote)
Sep 17, 2011 09:46:42   #
ICE
 
Joy Marshall wrote:
I have some of that self-striping sock yarn that I know I am never going to make into socks. Has anyone used this yarn for fingerless gloves? It is gauge and suitable pattern I am pondering. Since there is plenty of pattern in the yarn itself, plain knitting would be in order.


Have not used sock yarn for fingerless gloves. Have used it for mittens, hats, Tee's etc.
ICE in NJ
Sep 17, 2011 09:53:03   #
grammatat
 
Like I needed another project! Now I want to make fingerless gloves with sock yarn! I'll save it as a treat when I'm done with my current things.
Thanks for the idea!
Tat
Sep 17, 2011 10:04:05   #
dachsmom (a regular here)
 
I have made fingerless gloves with Koigu sock yarn and they turned out wonderful as a Christmas present. Straw.com has some patterns and there is a book with patterns just from sock yarn--one of the "one skein wonders" series. all kinds of things to do with sock yarn. good thing since for some reason sock yarn calls to me even though a lot of it would never be for socks for me!
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