Last year, we designed a simple but very “heartfelt” glovelet pattern as a gift to our readers. Because the time of year is again upon us, we felt like reminding all of you about our free Sweetheart Glovelet pattern in time for some Valentine’s Day knitting.
Sally’s Sweetheart Glovelets
Susan’s Sweetheart Glovelets
Where are YOUR Sweetheart Glovelets??
Yep, today you’re getting two FOs for the price of one!! They are small FO’s but what do you expect when there is a sale like this going on?
First, I finished Sally’s Topsy Turvy:
Topsy Turvy with Soft Fold in Front
Topsy Turvy with Regular Fold
From the Back
I really like it! It took two complete skeins of Artyarns Rhapsody (I do not see my color on their web page; I had about 2 gms left!!) and I’m not sure how well the scallops will hold after wearing it, but I like it a lot! It stays on your shoulders quite nicely, unlike shawls that need adjusting.
Second FO: another pair of Fetching Glovelets:
These were made at the request of eldest daughter to be given to a friend for her birthday. When my kids ASK for knitting, they get knitting! Period. I had this hand dyed, 100% silk in my stash (no label so I can’t give more details) and DD thought the color was perfect.
So, a two for one sale at The Rainey Sisters blog!!
As I said when I listed this little project on Ravelry, “Is knitting a pair of Fetching glovelets a requirement of all knitters?” Honestly, I think every knitter on earth has made a pair of these! My pair was knit from some of the yarn we purchased at Knit New York on our trip: Art Yarns 5 ply cashmere. It could not be softer and my lil daughter actually likes them! Should I have a contest to see how long beforeÂ she loses one or both of the little [$45 --eek] cuties??
Did I say she likes them? She LOVES them! She would not take them off last night, and I cannot tell you how happy that makes me feel! They look absolutely adorable on her. The last thing I knitted her was the lace top from Vogue Knitting which she wore once for a total of five minutes because I made her.
I was bored with my sleeve for the Pearl Buck cardigan about five rows after I started, so on the train up to New York I decided to finish my Wine and Roses glovelets from the Winter 2006 Interweave Knits. I had knit the first one ages ago, but never started the second. I knit them holding together a fine pure silk (Andrea in colorway greenjeans) and a pale green Kidsilk Haze. Here is the finished pair:
Then I, too, decided to make a pair of the Fetching glovelets/mitts out of the 5-ply cashmere. I really debated at the store (Knit New York) which color to buy and I think I chose poorly. I loved this yarn in the skein, but knitted up? Not so much. That is one of the real risks in my opinion with variegated yarns. Fortunately, these are just kind of a funky, fun knit so it’s okay. (FYI: I added a number of additional rows to these before reaching the thumb; I have small hands and they still would not have been long enough.) Here is the one I’ve made. I have started the second one.
I also started a pair of Dashing glovelets for moi. My daughter was HORRIFIED! “You’re not making the same ones as mine, are you?” No, but to her they are WAY too similar. She will not let me wear any fingerless gloves when she is wearing hers for fear that someone will mistake us for twins .
There are some problems with the pattern, but I am working it out as I go. The yarn was acquired as a result of the recent stash diving I did at Surly’s — Manos del Uruguay, Color Prairie #104 (it does not look like any photos on a website — it looks exactly like stained wood!). I love this yarn and the color is spectacular. I will provide an update this weekend on my Roslin Hoodie. I joined the sleeves to the body so now it is moving as glacially as our weather has been!