Winter blues

It’s only taken me about a year but I finally got around to knitting myself some nice winter accessories. And here they are; complete with compulsory hands-hiding-face pose.

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These were a really quick knit. I bought the yarn on Saturday and managed to knit three gloves (I frogged one and re-knitted it) in order to have a properly finished pair to wear to work this morning. The pattern is Evangeline and is only available (as far as I know) as a free Ravelry download.

I modified the pattern slightly as suggested by someone on Ravelry so that the ribbing round the fingers continues out from the cable pattern instead of being slightly offset. It’s a really simple modification  (P1 before you start the K2, P2 ribbing in the round) but it makes a big difference in the look of the finished gloves. I didn’t go so far as to reverse the cable pattern so that the gloves are mirror images of each other; that would have required too much brain power for after-work, before-bed knitting.

I still haven’t managed to knit myself a scarf, which was what I was complaining about not having last year but I am going to cast on for a cowl to match the gloves.

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