|Foxhall Gloves by the Rainey Sisters|
These gloves will be an Xmas present for Scott but, in truth, I don't know how much he'll appreciate them. I mean, I have fair warning; he told me not to go to the trouble. Mind you, everyone else at Xmas will have a hand-knit and, therefore, so will he. By making this project, at least I'm going to learn a new skill.
These are the first full gloves I've undertaken. The others had a thumb, but no fingers. This is also the first project I will ever have made with DPNs - 5, insanely mini, scary-pokey seeming Addi bamboo needles. I don't know, people. I realize that one should learn all the techniques possible, to widen one's arsenal of abilities, but there are so many needles to contend with. I think I know how to cast on and set up but, really, do I? I figure it will make me a better KAL host to have worked using the most popular method for small diameter, in-the-round knitting, even though it's not the kind I'll be concerned with. It'll be hard to convince you of the superiority of magic loop if I don't actually know anything about the alternative.
Truth is, though, I'm pretty sure magic loop is the best. Not that I'm trying to start an argument!
Today's questions: Have you ever knit gloves and, if yes, are they difficult? Have you ever knit these gloves? Have you used both magic loop and DPNs? If yes, which do you prefer? Let's talk!