Knotty gloves6:46 PM
Isn't it the right time for some woollen gloves? Well, I don't think so either, but that didn't stop me from finishing this pair of Knotty gloves by Julia Mueller. Hedgehog fibres yarns had been on my to-do list for quite some time, and same applies for the gloves. My issue with Hedgehog fibres sock was that it's a blend of merino (90%) and nylon (10%), which, in my opinion, is not enough nylon for socks, but also doesn't feel nice on a shawl. Therefore, I had only admired the lovely dyes, hoping to one day think of something to knit with that yarn. Then one evening Business woman casually says "Maybe you could knit yellow gloves for me?". And, immediately, I knew what yarn I would want to use for that project! Technically, she did continue "it doesn't have to be all yellow, but with a little bit of yellow", but it was too late then. And a little bit of other colors and mostly yellow is even better than a little bit of yellow, right?
The pattern was easy to follow, and my only complain is that it doesn't say how long the fingers should be. Obviously, you get a better fit if you knit each finger to the length of the fingers on the hand that's going to wear it, but that also means that the hand must be around all the time to try the gloves on. I was also happy with the yarn, even if it did split every now and then and I had to go back and redo stitches. It feels like a good choice for gloves, let's see how it will turn out after wear. I was knitting both gloves at the same time using the yarn from both ends and you can see how the colors differ - the other one has a lot more green in it. I don't think that it matters, though, that's what you get with hand-dyed yarns (although knitting one at a time from the same end would have produced a more even pair).
Photo shoot location: Choi Jeong Hwa "Happy together" exhibition at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art