Beer Gloves--Son of Stitch N Bitch
The Beer Gloves from the new Son of Stitch N Bitch was the one the the first patterns that I wanted to make for Patrick. He's wanted partial fingered gloves for a while, and this pattern appealed to me early.
The pattern is written for two circulars. I reworked it for dpns with some Cascade 220.
Ugh! I got ladders where the dpns meet. I don't get this with knit, but I purl looser. Also, I read the palm portion incorrectly, and picked up the stitches along the thumb wrong.
Off to the frog pond for a new life as a Koolhaas Hat.
I used some olive green Paton's Classic Wool for my second try. Still stuck with dpns and tightened my purl stitches so the ladders weren't so bad this time.
I washed and blocked the glove, and that smoothed out the laddering quite a bit, but I still thought I could do better.
However I'm not frogging this glove. Patrick likes it--says it looks rugged--and wants me to make it's mate.
Here's the third attempt.
In this case, the third time is a charm! I used Jo Sharp's Silkroad DK Tweed shade #421, and dpns for the cuff and fingers and magic loop for the body, and it gave me the look I wanted.
It fits Pat like--well, a glove. I drug him out of bed for these photos. He was a good sport about it.
Now to cast on for the second glove! Patrick needs a rest from modeling.
Earlier this week, I got Nicky Epstein's Crocheted Flowers. It's a gorgeous book with some really lovely flowers.
Here are a few examples from the book.
All crocheters who love flowers should give it a look.