Tuesday, October 21, 2014
New Pattern: Trinity Fingerless Gloves Unleashed!
A friend wanted some fingerless gloves, specifically for playing the ukelele outdoors. She is a ukelele enthusiast, and she designed and manufactures the fabulous UkeLeash, which I've heard is the best ukelele strap around. Check out her website and watch her video for a demonstration.
The caveat for making the gloves, however, was that she is allergic to anything woolly, alpaca-y, even baby llama-y. So cotton was the fiber of choice in this case, especially since I still have oodles of Tahki Cotton Classic in my stash.
I experimented with my own design, and the Trinity pattern, now available, is actually the second one I did. (I'll be posting about the first in due course.) I call it "Trinity" because I used three colors, and because the stitch pattern calls for some simple increases and decreases in threes.
You aren't limited to cotton; you certainly could use another yarn for this pattern if you prefer. I suggest a DK weight or light worsted.
The pattern is not complicated, and it's a great way to use up leftover scraps of yarn. So dig into your stash and have fun!