Sunday, December 20, 2009
Pattern: Cigar Gloves free pattern from Knitty.com
Designer: Keri Cadd
Materials: Knit Picks City Tweed DK
Amount: (1) 50g ball Orca' plus a tiny bit more to finish the pinky and thumb
Needles: US4 bamboo DPNs
Size: Small -changed length for medium
Start Date: Nov. 10, 2009
Finish Date: Dec. 20, 2009
If you stick to the instructions for the small size, then you should be able to knit these just from one ball of the KP City Tweed DK. I did run into a little confusion with the stitch count at one point, I'm not sure if it's a typo for the small size instructions or some weird thing I did wrong. In the Thumb Gusset section, I ended up with 54 instead of 52 stitches. I was too lazy to investigate, so I just worked around it and ended up with the right amounts for each finger.
Once again, I really liked this tweed yarn for these gloves. The 55% Merino wool, 25% superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed combination makes them nice and soft and the little tweed specs gives the plain stockinette stitch a little more interest. The partially fingerless thing definitely seem to give them a man appeal, if my husband is any indication, and he doesn't smoke cigars.