I just knit the first of these super cozy fingerless gloves in a few hours, and the second one will be done tomorrow. Size thirteen DPNs (or circular for magic loop) and 100 yds of super bulky yarn make these a super quick knit, and they are great for beginners.
These are pretty big, so this definitely would not do for dainty hands, unless you’re willing to experiment with adjusting them.
But I haven’t found *the* sweater, one that is simple enough for a first timer, and yet pretty enough to dedicate months of my life to. Oh, and it has to be plus size, because, well… I’m plus sized.
AGH THIS IS SO HARD.
I’m not going to name names. Just know that it was convertible fingerless gloves, found on Ravelry, intended for my boyfriend. The pattern was confusing and the gloves came out so boxy that I haven’t bothered to put the flippy tops on them yet.
Hmm…. I have to say, I absolutely hate the way that Red Heart Super Saver feels on the needles. I hate how it squeaks. I hate it on my hands. I just don’t like it. I understand it’s merits though. I just avoid it as much as possible.
Oh yes. I have this lovely handspun purple DK weight wool that I found in a shop in Vermont. It does lace really really well. I’ve used one out of three skeins and I don’t want to knit it into something because I’m afraid it will go to waste.
I suck at these sorts of things, so let’s get back on track, shall we? I will post several of these at once.
My stash is currently in my closet and it’s not worth taking pictures. There’s not much to it. I don’t have the funds to pull together a good one.
ALPACA! Oh my goodness, alpaca yarn is a dream to work with AND a dream to wear. Also, Cascade 220 is probably my favorite yarn to work with- fairly inexpensive, lovely soft, and really warm.
I also highly recommend anything from Debbie Stoller’s Stitch Nation line. Good, cheap stuff.