Where My Knitters At? Bad Ass Finger-less Gloves

Do you not have fingers?!

Never fear.

My Bad Ass Finger-less gloves are here.

Well, I mean, think of these awesome gloves as a consolation prize for having to live the rest of your life without fingers.

That is just terrible.

In fact, if you are reading this, and you don’t have any fingers; 1. HOW DID YOU TYPE ANYTHING ON TO A COMPUTER!? and 2. I will make you a pair for free.

gloves #3

If you follow this blog, and actually read it too, you should know that I love variegated yarn. And this is probably one of my favorite skeins that I have ever worked with, both in brand and in color palate: Malibrigo Worsted Charrua. Malibrigo is pure merino wool and it is so soft and extremely easy to work with.

gloves #1

I got this pattern from the KnittingBloggyBlog. It is a fairly easy pattern and I have made so many of these that I knit them up pretty quickly. And they turn out so soft and in a pseudo-camouflage pattern. They even have a little diamond design on the top of each hand. gloves #2

Materials:
125 yds. worsted weight yarn
US #4 dpns

Gauge: 5.5 sts per inch, 8 rows per inch

K: Knit
P: Purl
M1L: From the front, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into back of loop
M1R: From the back, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into front of loop.
SKP: Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass slipped stitch over.
yo: Yarn over needle, wrapping from bottom over.
pm: Place marker.

Left Hand:
Cast on 40 sts. Join in a round, being careful not to twist.
K2, P2 ribbing for 30 rounds.
K for 6 rounds.

Row 1: K1, M1L, K1, M1R, K to end.
Row 2: K4, K10, yo, SKP, K to end.
Row 3: K to end.
Row 4: K4, K9, [yo, SKP] twice, K to end.
Row 5: K1, M1L, K3, M1R, K to end.
Row 6: K6, K8, [yo, SKP] 3 times, K to end.
Row 7: K1, M1L, K5, M1R, K to end.
Row 8: K8, K7, [yo, SKP] 4 times, K to end.
Row 9: K1, M1L, K7, M1R, K to end.
Row 10: K10, K6, [yo, SKP] 5 times, K to end.
Row 11: K1, M1L, K9, M1R, K to end.
Row 12: K12, K5, [yo, SKP] 6 times, K to end.
Row 13: K1, M1L, K11, M1R, K to end.
Row 14: K14, K6, [yo, SKP] 6 times, K to end.

Finish thumb:
Row 15: K1 and leave on needle, BO 13 sts in purl, K to end.
Row 16: K1, cast on 2 sts as for buttonhole, K7, [yo, SKP] 5 times, K to end.

Row 17: K to end.
Row 18: K3, K8, [yo, SKP] 4 times, K to end.
Row 19: Knit.
Row 20: K3, K9, [yo, SKP] 3 times, K to end.
Row 21: Knit.
Row 22: K3, K10, [yo, SKP] 2 times, K to end.
Row 23: Knit.
Row 24: K3, K11, yo, SKP, K to end.

K 2 rounds even.
K2 tog, K to end.
K2, P2 ribbing for 4 rounds.
Bind off in purl.

Right Hand:
Cast on 40 sts.
K2, P2 ribbing for 30 rounds.
K for 6 rounds.

Row 1: K24, pm, M1L, K1, M1R, K to end.
Row 2: K12, K2 tog, yo, K9, K4, K to end.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K11, [K2tog, yo] twice, K to end.
Row 5: K to marker, M1L, K3, M1R, K to end.
Row 6: K10 [K2 tog, yo] 3 times, K to end.
Row 7: K to marker, M1L, K5, M1R, K to end.
Row 8: K9, [K2 tog, yo] 4 times, K to end.
Row 9: K to marker, M1L, K7, M1R, K to end.
Row 10: K8, [K2 tog, yo] 5 times, K to end.
Row 11: K to marker, M1L, K9, M1R, K to end.
Row 12: K7, [K2 tog, yo] 6 times, K to end.
Row 13: K to marker, M1L, K11, M1R, K to end.
Row 14: K6, [K2 tog, yo] 6 times, K to end.

Finish thumb:
Row 15: K to marker, remove marker, BO 13 in purl, K to end.
Row 16: K7, [K2 tog, yo], 5 times, K to last st before buttonhole, cast on 2 sts, K to end.

Row 17: Knit.
Row 18: K8, [K2 tog, yo] 4 times, K to end.
Row 19: Knit.
Row 20: K9, [K2 tog, yo] 3 times, K to end.
Row 21: K to end.
Row 22: K10, [K2 tog, yo], 2 times, K to end.
Row 23: Knit.
Row 24: K11, K2 tog, yo, K to end.

K 2 rounds even.
K 1 row, decreasing 1 st at thumb area.
K2, P2 ribbing for 4 rounds.
Bind off in purl.

Have fun my knitters!

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Where My Knitters At?: Spiral Trivet

Hey there! Now for something completely different!

This is another thing that makes me happy.

Knitting!

That’s right. Another domestic activity. This girl who wore black lipstick and a chain wallet in her adolescence had no idea she would take pictures of her nail polish, cook soups, and knit baby blankets.

ANYHOOOOOOOOO….

I asked my fabulous friend Boswell what he wanted for Christmas this year.

“I want you to make me a trivet.”

“What the hell is a ‘trivet?'” I laughed.

“You know. That thing you put your hot pots on.”

“A pot holder?”

“No. You put pots on top of it. Like, so it doesn’t burn the counter.”

“Oooooh. A thing that you put between the counter and the pot.” I clarified.

“Yeah. That’s what I said.”

So. I made one for him. A Thing That You Put Between Your Counter And Your Pot or, if you are truly cosmopolitan, a “trivet.”

I am familiar with his country yet modern (hipster) aesthetic, so I headed to my favorite knitting store in Manhattan, Knitty City, and found this $3 ball of Lily’s Sugar and Cream “Countryside.”

sugar and cream countryside

I love working with variegated yarn. You can research as much as you want to find the perfect pattern for your project but with verigated yarn there is still a portion of the final product that is completely unpredictable; the color pattern.

trivet center

This is an extremely simple (if you are well versed in the usage of Double Pointed Needles) Spiral Octagon Trivet pattern that I found at the wonderful CottonAndCloud.com.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

– Gather your 5 double pointed needles (or dpn’s if your nasty).

TO BEGIN: Cast On (CO) 6 stitches (sts).

ROW 1: On your 5 needles, work [yarn over (yo), k1 (knit 1)] for 16 sts.

ROW 2 and all alternate rows: Knit.

ROW 3: [yo, k2] to the end.

ROW 5: [yo, k3] to the end.

ROW 7: [yo, k4] to the end.

And so on and so on and so on….until you have reached your desired size.

TO END: Cast Off in a knit.

Trivet

Cotton and Cloud suggests that you pin it and let it sit so that the sides don’t roll up but I sort of like how it is a little floppy.

And remember, when giving this as a gift, make sure to use some of the left over yarn to complete the package.

trivet wrapped

Do you have any cool trivet patterns you want to share? Any cool patterns for variegated yarn? Any questions for me? ANYTHING??!

Comment below!

And thanks for reading, my knitters.