CSM fingerless gloves

Been asked to make some childrens fingerless gloves.

I normally make these.

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So I made the pattern but added Lycra and reduced the tension by 1 setting.

This is the result, a very stretch smaller pair of fingerless gloves.

Pattern

On a 84 cylinder, tension 6 for larger glove 5 for smaller glove (plus Lycra)

20 rows 1 x 1 rib ( 2 row selvedge)

30 rows 3 x 1

row 31 scrap yarn for 8 stitches (thumb hole)

20 rows 3 x 1

10 rows 1 x 1

Pick up cast off stitches and knit  a rib bind off.

Pick up top and bottom stitches from scrap yarn 8 stitches, pick up 1 stich for smaller glove or 2 for larger glove  either end giving 18 or 20 stitches.  Knit with needles 1 x 1 rib for 10 rows. Cast off in rib.

Book club read – well almost

Having been given Middlemarch to read for our February book – great a classic I thought, but it turned out not be my friends and mine cup of tea.  So after giving up reading we decided to cheat and watch the BBC series DVD.  So with over 7 hours of DVD watching ahead some knitting and crochet was called for.

Using a ball of Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn shade 185 and a great free pattern from Ravelry by Dawn Ellerd

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I adapted the pattern to make an infinity scarf and shortened the length of the scarf.

Book club tonight so I shall wear my new scarf and hide under the table with my glass of red wine when they discuss in detail all the descriptive writing in Middlemarch!!!!!!