Just a small sampling of the gifts my generous family exchanged
Christmas day brunch
I just made a couple minor adjustments to the pattern. First, I wanted to give the thumbholes a bit more shape and contouring. To achieve this, on the last sc row of the thumbhole, I sc2tog twice on the bottom of the thumbhole. This helped curve the opening up a bit and follow the natural shape of the thumb instead of sticking straight out.
The second adjustment wasn't so much a change as is was an attempt to get the the gloves to look like the model in the pattern. For the top band, the pattern tells you to hdc in the back loop only. Well, this creates the ribbing like on the body of the glove, but not like how the top band looks in the picture. This caused a great deal of frustration for me. Then I remembered this gorgeous scarf pattern from All About Ami where she teaches you a trick with hdc to create a knitted look. Success! Now I got my gloves to look like the picture and I got to try out a new stitch technique.
Overall, I liked this pattern after making the adjustments noted above. I would recommend this pattern and I think it would be suitable for advanced beginners.
What do you think of fingerless gloves? I've tried out texting gloves, but I still prefer fingerless for better functionality even if I'm sacrificing a bit of warmth. I feel like end up taking off my gloves so often while wearing them that fingerless gloves are more sensible for me. I also love them to use while crocheting. They keep my hands warm and even provide a bit of support.
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