Monday, July 4, 2011

#knitting pattern shared

I hope your Canada Day was fun and relaxing. Mine was wild! I'll write a brief review soon. How about Thursday?
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Based on your reaction to the Barefootin' Foot Thongs, I thought you might enjoy...


The String Bikini Gloves


Knitting needles: one pair of straight needles 4.50 mm/ 7 US/ 7 UK
two double pointed needles
Or size to obtain tension

Yarn: light worsted weight cotton/acrylic blend
one 50-gram ball will make two pairs of gloves (size large)

Tension (Gauge): 5 stitches x 8 rows = one inch over Stockinette stitch

4 x 4 rib (over even number of stitches)
row 1: knit 4, purl 4--continue to end of row
Repeat row for pattern

1 x 1 rib (over even number of stitches)
row 1: knit 1, purl 1--continue to end of row
Repeat row for pattern


Wrist (make two)
Cast on 40 stitches
Work in 4 x 4 rib for two inches
Cast off

Fingers (make two)
Cast on 14 stitches
Work in 1 x 1 rib for one inch
Cast off

I-cord (make six)
Note: small to large sizes are provided. Instructions for medium and large sizes appear in the brackets.
Make four I-cord two inches long
Make two I-cords two (two and a half, three) inches long

Finishing
Sew wrist and finger seams
Sew long I-cord from middle finger to wrist. Sew one small I-cord from ring finger to wrist. Sew one small I-cord from middle finger to wrist.
Weave in ends

Every attempt has been made to ensure that the instructions are clear and correct. Please notify me of any errors so I may correct them immediately. ldyck(c)06/06
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