Today, I completed the knitting of a pair of Nona's i-cord gloves for the Peaceful Palms KAL for the first time.
I say "for the first time", because I will be ripping the right glove back to the thumb gusset and reknitting. I didn't notice the 'knit 2 rows plain' in between the thumb gusset decreases, until I was knitting the gusset on the second glove. I have to fix this because 1) the gusset is too short and 2) the decreases laddered like crazy and 3) the second glove fits so much better!
What did I do different between the first and second glove?
- Beside knitting the thumb gusset as instructed?
- After attaching the pinky, I decreased 3 stitches across the top of the hand to hopefully eliminate the buckle that my first glove has.
- I knit the palms on three dpns. I found it much easier to avoid ladders than when using 2 circs. (or maybe it was just the quick decrease of the thumb gusset on glove #1 that caused the problems)
Would I knit them again?
You betcha. In fact, I am going to go reknit the palm of glove #1 right now. Well, as soon as I reach that sparkly thing down off the shelf for DD.
What would I do different?
I would make the fingers shorter. One thing I was unsure of when knitting these was whether to knit the fingers to the length of my finger measured from the palm side or the top of the hand side. I bet you never realized these lengths are different? I knit my fingers to the top of the hand length, because there is nothing worse than too short gloves. Except, perhaps, gloves that are too long.
Thanks again Nona, for a great (free) pattern, and a fun knitalong! I learned a lot from reading about everyone else's experiences!