Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Recent Convert to Fingerless Gloves

I must admit, I never really understood the point of fingerless gloves.  I mean, the name says it all - finger-LESS gloves.  It doesn't make any sense.  Then I saw Gwyneth Paltrow on Who Do You Think You Are? and I kind of changed my mind.  She was wearing a pair during the show (and I've looked for a clip of this - the best I can do is here on HULU), and the gloves looked funky and cool on her.  Now granted, anything and everything would probably look cool on Gwyneth Paltrow, but I found myself really appreciating and wanting a pair of fingerless gloves.

So, I found this cool free pattern on Ravelry, Sweet Life, and I really liked the honeycomb pattern on them.  I had this Tahki Designer Homespun Tweed in my stash from my Mom.  The yarn is really rough and not very comfortable to use for anything that will touch soft skin.  But it has this wonderful varigation in color and texture that I thought would be great for these gloves. 

The pattern takes a little bit of figuring on your own, but I love how the gloves came out.  My hands seem to be able to handle the roughness of the fiber and I hope they might last longer for it.  The color is a soft neutral that will go with both my cool weather coats.  I'm happy :)

And I've started creating my own pattern for a pair of fingerless gloves (see, I'm completely converted).  I hope to have it posted in a few weeks!