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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Ebony and Ivory (Monochrome Fingerless Gloves)


My daughter asked me to knit her some fingerless gloves, so I made these from a basic pattern. She was very specific about the colours that she wanted. The sparkly black wool is from Poundland, and I like it so much that I may knit myself some just in black. 


We tried a few photos in the back garden, but it is surprising how hard it is to pose hands to look natural when they are not doing something.  But playing the piano seemed like a great idea, and to contrast them against the black and white keyboard.


She was really playing a song by Adele, but I couldn't resist the pun in the title.

22 comments:

  1. They look very modern and ultra cool - in a warm way! Jo x

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  2. The gloves look lovely in those shades and the photos are fantastic very professional looking. :) x

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  3. Great gloves. I love the shading of the yarns.

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  4. Beautiful photos - and gorgeous gloves! You're very talented!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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  5. Great gloves and great photos. You are right about photographing hands, they look odd if they are just hanging there!

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  6. They look really pretty and snuggly

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  7. So smart and love the sparkle. Keep thinking of making some fingerless gloves as gifts and had embroidering the topd, you have now given me an idea.

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  8. Very nice! You're a wonderful mother :) I Hope you can stop by and see my progress on Demelza:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2016/10/happy-homemaker-monday-102416.html

    Colletta

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  9. gorgeous, love that sparkly wool too....thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  10. I love the sparkle in the black, it really lifts the colour from looking too flat, and they look wonderfully warm and snuggly!

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  11. Those look so cute! I feel like they're something I could wear comfortably without having to bother about the fabric. Sparkly wool really rubs hard against my skin sometimes, but these look great!

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  12. They are lovely, thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  13. Son muy bonitos y seguro que muy calentitos para el invierno además de cómodos para poder hacer cosas. Vengo de la Link Party de Arte Friki. Besos

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  14. Wow...those are lovely....and lucky you having a piano available for the photo shoot! We had one when I was growing up, but I didn't learn to play...

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  15. Ginny, do you have the pattern for these? Beautiful work! I absolutely love the color choice.

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    1. I used a free pattern from ravelry called Gradient Mitts by Krista McCurdy http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gradient-mitts-2, although I ignored all the instructions for making them look graded, and just did solid blocks of colour. I made the rib cuff 10 rows (because I like a slightly longer cuff), and then changed colour at the start of row 7, Row 23, and 39, so there were approx 16 rows in each of the shades. The wool I used was a fairly standard doubleknit.

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    2. Thank you so very much for all the information Ginny. I really appreciate it. I hope I can make some gloves as good-looking as yours. I must ask, when you say standard doubleknit, you are talking English right? I live in the USA (40 years) and cannot remember if that is the same as US #4 or #3. If you have time, can you help me out with that? Thanks in advance.

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    3. It's okay Ginny, I found an International conversion chart.

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