Monday, February 23, 2009

Fly Fishing Gloves

A friend of mine asked me to make him long fingerless gloves for when he goes fly fishing.  It is a fun and easy project, for the most part, so I was happy to get started.  I couldn't find a men's pattern that I liked with short fingers, so I took a super popular pattern called Dashing (from and added fingers based on a men's glove pattern.  Modifying patterns is something new for me, so it was an adventure!  I have finished the first, and tried to take good notes so I can finish the second just the same. 

[caption id="attachment_37" align="aligncenter" width="510" caption="First One Is Done"]First One Is Done[/caption]


I've been knitting at the shop when it gets quiet, and I am amused at how many people are interested and politely ask questions.   I have met some nice knitters, and told some people about Ravelry.  Its such a fun community of knitting knowledge.

I am using Plymouth Yarn's Galway and am really enjoying it.  I wanted a yarn he could toss in the wash without worrying about it felting.  (Don't I sound like I know what I am talking about?  I don't really, but I am learning!)

[caption id="attachment_38" align="aligncenter" width="510" caption="Love those cables!"]Love those cables![/caption]


I told you I'm crazy about cables!


  1. Great job with the fingers. I've never tried doing fingers before. I bet your friend will love these mitts!

  2. Cables are addictive and soo pleasing when you get them right. Your gloves are really nice.

    Found you through Ravelry Blogging.

  3. Thanks for the encouragement! I don't have a lot of knitting friends locally, so sometimes its hard to get knowledgeable input.

    The fingers weren't so bad. Its a challenge to manuever the dpn's around a circle of 10 stitches, but it can be done! I guess like everything else, its practice that makes perfect. The last one on this glove definitely went more smoothly than the first!

  4. Ooh! Love the cables! I hate making gloves, but always have loved the look of them. Awesome!