Wednesday, September 5, 2007

At Last!

I've finally finished the second glove. Hallelujah! I have learnt so much doing these and the second one fits me much better than the first as I had the confidence to ignore the pattern instructions and amend them to fit my chunky little hands.

There are a couple of things I would change - the way the fingers are finished (I don't like the lumpiness of the 8 stitches drawn together and will look for another method for future use) and the severity of the thumb shaping. If you look at the right hand thumb you will see what it looked like when I followed the instructions and it looks quite pointed. On the left hand I changed the shaping and I think it looks much better. So much so that I am going to rip the right hand thumb and do it like the left.

My tension also has changed between the 2 gloves. On the first one it was much looser whilst I got used to the 2 handed FairIsle technique. I haven't blocked them yet so they still look a bit lumpy but overall I am very pleased.


Ang W. said...

I like them. Yes I can see the differences but they look so neat. I worked on mine Saturday. I want to have them done before the snow flies. =-) at least that is my goal.

Hilla said...

They look great.I had the same feeling about the thumb and changed the shaping.Did the same with the fingertops.But what a good learning experience it was.Have not started the second pair yet. Hilla

Karen said...

Susie, They are BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so glad to hear that you all are customizing the finger shaping and finishing. (I have sometimes used a kitchener graft to close the finger tips) Congratulations!


Susie Hewer said...

Thanks everyone. I'll definitely make them again and will be thinking about bigger FairIsle projects too.

Tracy said...

Hi Susie -
I agree about the thumbs. My first one was very pointy, and I thought I'd done something wrong.
The gloves are beautiful.