Thursday, January 4, 2018

A green hat and fingerless gloves

A hat and fingerless gloves

This hat and fingerless gloves set was a Christmas present for my green loving niece.

Gradient yarns

I found this gradient dyed set of yarns by Fleece Artist at my local yarn shop, River City Knits. My niece loves green so I knew if I bought them she would get a knitted gift this year.

Hat in progress

After a couple of false starts, I developed a basic hat pattern with a gradient pattern.

Fingerless gloves in progress

There was lots of yarn left so I decided to add the fingerless gloves. She is a teenager, so while I debated mittens or fingerless gloves for a while, I decided that easy access to device use would mean that gloves would be worn more. Again I developed my own pattern and a set of stripes.

Fingerless gloves

The fanciest part is the thumb gusset, which makes the gloves a lot more comfortable to wear. It is a feature that looks so much harder than it is so I usually include one.