Alfredo Gloves

Finally my first finished project of the year. I’ve been holding off sharing these gloves hoping I’d get a chance to photograph them on my lovely hand model…but time has been against us, so flat photos it is.

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It seems my love affair with colour work knitting continues.

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The pattern, Alfredo Gloves by Suzanne Stellard, free on Ravelry, is lovely for newbies to colour work…just two colours and a very simple pattern repeat that I found easy to remember…and I have a brain like a sieve!

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These were so simple, in fact, that I ended up knitting them with one strand of colour in each hand for the first time.  I was thrilled to not only be able to practice knitting Fair Isle, but to also have the chance to build a new skill.  Result!

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The yarn was gifted to my by my friend Himmelbjerget, and has sat in my stash for far too long.  But you know I’ve been obsessed with clearing stash over the last year and I’m much happier that I finally knitted this and have mitts rather than just very pretty yarn.

The yarn is Eskimimi Twingles in the Flutter colour-way, but sadly all links to it seem to be broken so I’m not sure if she’s still making it.  Which would be a shame, because it’s a delight to knit and the colours are just slightly variegated and wonderfully saturated.

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That said…these will knit up nicely in any number of pretty 4ply yarns, so what are you waiting for? 😉


8 Responses to Alfredo Gloves

  1. Vicki Kate says:

    Very pretty! I love the yellow and blue together, it reminds me of summer!

  2. Jane G says:

    These look fabulous, and such an even tension too

  3. They are SOOO beautiful! I really need to man up and do something like this. I have a pal with arthritis in her hands and she wears fingerless gloves all year round – maybe I could make her some as a pressie!

  4. How cool! Looks so complex to knit I must say… They will keep your hands super warm I’m sure. Well done

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