Cashmere Fingerless Gloves

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DK-weight double twist cashmere from, [100% cashmere],
color: brume (light gray)
US 3
before washing = 7sts/inch and 10rows/inch
after washing & drying = 7sts/inch and 10.5rows/inch
women's medium
April 2007
I made these fingerless gloves for a friend of mine, to keep her hands warm during the cold spring softball games that our daughters are in. I was hoping that they would encourage her to bring her knitting to the games (they would allow her knit and be warm at the same time), but it hasn't worked so far. I am the lone softball game knitter. :(
This cashmere from ColourMart is fabulous. It is so very, very soft. It comes on a cone and still contains oil from the mill. At first it seems kind of stringy and not really anything special, but after you wash and dry it the cashmere blooms and becomes lovely.
I didn't find the oiled yarn at all unpleasant to knit with. It didn't smell or feel oily or anything. After you knit with it, you wash it with a dish-washing detergent like Dawn in hot water to remove the oil. Then you put it in the dryer (yes, the dryer) to fluff up the cashmere. This causes the yarn to shrink up a little, but not as much as you might expect.
This makes knitting with this yarn a little tricky, in that you must knit a large swatch and wash and dry it to see how your gauge will change. However, the result is well worth the hassle.

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Blogger MadMad said...

These are lovely! What a great present! I need to try that ColourMart place. I look at it all the time, but then get flustered/intimidated (by the fact I have no clue what they're talking about). I should just order it anyway and see what comes!

8/04/2007 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are so lovely! Any chance you will be writing up the pattern? I made a feather and fan scarf with Colourmart DK and the mitts would be the perfect complement. I agree with you, the cashmere yarn is so wonderful.
Since you've made so many mitts, perhaps you can answer a problem I've had. The mitts I've made seem to twist. If the top of the arm is straight the bottom is torqued; if the bottom of the arm is straight the top is torqued. Any suggestions on how to avoid this? Or do I just have strange arms?

8/10/2007 12:47 PM  
Anonymous huq_queen88 said...

How much yardage did the gloves take? I, too, am a great fan of Colourmart - if only I could knit as fast as I can dream up projects! I hope your friend will try kntting with the fingerless gloves. The difference they will make will amaze her.

8/10/2007 5:26 PM  
Blogger Ninne said...

I just love these fingerless gants! I found them at Ravelry, andd I wouls like to ask you if you have written down the model! If so, would you please send it to me?

12/15/2007 1:50 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Can I buy a pair of these in black?


10/24/2008 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these half finger gloves but I need a pattern for a 10-year old girl ... Any suggestions?

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