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January 25, 2008

From Susan and Sally — Glovelets on Parade

Filed under: Glovelets — Both Sisters @ 12:40 pm

From Susan:
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 before she loses one or both of the little [$45 –eek] cuties??

Glovelet002.jpg picture by lv2knit

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.

From Sally:
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.

From Susan:
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 ;).

Dashing001.jpg picture by lv2knit

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!


  1. I’d just like to speak up as one of the minority of knitters who hasn’t knit a pair of Fetchings. I’ve also never knit Monkeys. I guess I lack the drive to jump on bandwagons.

    That said, all the mitts are lovely. I still appreciate other’s creations!

    Comment by LaurieM — January 25, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

  2. I have also never made Fetching. Are they comfortable, with that no-gusset thumb opening? That has always given me pause. I did make a pair of fingerless mitts for myself, since we were in the phase of our remodel where there was no heat, and DD asked me for some exactly the same (hers are a different color). She says all her friends at school want a pair also, but I have to draw the line somewhere. Hmm, I should just teach her how to make them, huh?

    Comment by AuntieAnn — January 25, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

  3. I’ve knit many Fetchings. I thought it was required! lol. Yours are cute!

    Oooh, the matching clothes syndrome. It’s a well known fact that the same fingerless gloves renders mother and daughter indistinguishable. But still. They were her pattern first. Knitting yourself a similar pair. Moms. 😉

    Comment by Carrie K — January 25, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

  4. From Susan — I applaud you both for NOT blindly following the knitting herd!  I, too, was worried about the no-gusset thumb, but it seems to work just fine.  They are cute and a very quick knit.

    Comment by lv2knit — January 25, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

  5. Oh the glove~lettes are all lovely! I would prefer them in a solid rather than varigated but still very pretty.You girls have way too much fun 🙂
    I can certainly sympathize with the daughter dilema! I can’t even wear clothes in the same color family on the same day as mine.

    Comment by Michelle — January 25, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

  6. I’ve yet to make Fetching :O These are lovely and Heaven forbid we should wear what our young ladies do 😉

    Comment by Carol — January 25, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

  7. I have never knit a pair of Fetchings.

    Does this mean I’m no longer a Rainey Sister?

    Comment by Lorraine — January 27, 2008 @ 11:38 am

  8. I love them all! 🙂

    Comment by Romi — January 27, 2008 @ 10:51 pm

  9. They are all really lovely !

    Comment by melusine_tricote — February 1, 2008 @ 4:51 am

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