Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Swiss Chalet



It took three days to make this homemade gingerbread masterpiece built from scratch with a Martha Stewart recipe. The design was inspired by chalets my family saw in Brienz, Switzerland. The roof is made out of sugar wafers to look like shingles, and the trees are adorned with mini m&m's. My special thanks goes to the builders, my children under supervision of the architect Kirstie. I have a feeling clean-up will be easy...

The inspiration:



Saturday, December 20, 2008

FLORIDA

After a 24 hour drive we arrived safely in Orlando.
We are looking forward to the wedding of our friend on Sunday. We had fun at our friends house and I was excited to see some people I haven't seen in a long time......
I even taught the bride and groom a dancing lesson for the wedding. What a honor......

And if somebody thinks that people in Florida don't decorate their houses for Christmas because of a lack of snow......



Welcome to the land of Disney!!!!
This is actually a private house decorated with 100 000 lights and the owner spending 3 weeks in the year to put it up and down........


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Success

On Thursday we will be able to hand a $ 870.00  check to the women's shelter. What a great outcome of all the love and work which went into the Barn Raising Quilt project.


Here a picture of first hat, mittens and socks of two of my students, Laurie and JoAnn, at the yarn shop. I'm proud of them.....


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Today is the day.......


......the drawing for the Barn Raising Quilt, we did through my local yarn shop, will be held!
All the proceeds will go to the local women's shelter for domestic violence.
I'm totally excited who will get this beautiful piece of art and find how much money we are able to donate. My kids liked the whole idea so much that they bought tickets from their allowance money.
Thanks to all the wonderful knitters, who helped to make this project a success. Special thanks go to my friend Linda who initiated this and put a lot of time and energy in, even though she was sick!
I can't wait to see what's going to happen tonight at the raffle......

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

LIZARD RIDGE finished!!!!!!!

It's done, I finished it! I didn't do the border shown in the originally pattern and just added couple of rows in garter stitch and mitered them. Which means I picked up and knit the stitches on one side of the blanket and increased one stitch at the beginning and the end of each right side row.
This time I did squares but if I ever do one again I think about knitting it in panels.
For weaving in the ends I used the dublicate stitch method. Instructions for this you will find here.
Anyways the original pattern you can find here.
Now I will send this afghan off to my friend as a wedding gift (Even though I'm tempted to keep it :)) ). I hope they ill like it!!! A special blanket for very special people..............................


Sunday, November 16, 2008

LIZARD RIDGE


Slowly but surely I'm getting there. This afghan is going to be a wedding present for a dear friend.
I'm on my last square, decided how to put them together and which color to use for a border.
Hopefully it will be done by the end of the week.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kirsten's Bolero



This bolero is knitted top down and there is no seeming involved.
Material: 1 skein worsted weight yarn and some contrasting yarn for the crochet border.
(I used Ellyn Cooper's Caribe Irisee and a mohair mix leftover.)
1 size US 7 circular needle and size US 7 dpn. Crochet hook size D.
Scrap yarn and sewing needle. Marker.

Instructions:
Cast on 21 sts.
Raglan Yoke:
Row 1 (WS) and all wrong side rows: P
Row 2: K1, M1, YO, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, YO, K9, YO, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, YO, M1, K1.
Row 4: K1, M1, K2, YO, K1, YO, K5, YO, K1, YO, K11, YO, K1, YO, K5, YO, K1, YO, K2, M1, K1.
Row 6: K1, M1, K4, YO, K1, YO, K7, YO, K1, YO, K13, YO, K1, YO, K7, YO, K1, YO, K4, M1, K1.
Row 8: K1, M1, K6, YO, K1, YO, K9, YO, K1, YO, K15, YO, K1, YO, K9, YO, K1, YO, K6, M1, K1.
Row 10: K9, YO, K1, YO, K11, YO, K1, YO, K17, YO, K1, YO, K11, YO, K1, YO, K9.
Row 12: K10, YO, K1, YO, K13, YO, K1, YO, K19, YO, K1, YO, K13, YO, K1, YO, K10.
Row 14: K11, YO, K1, YO, K15, YO, K1, YO, K21, YO, K1, YO, K15, YO, K1, YO, K11.
Row 16: SSK, K10, YO, K1, YO, K17, YO, K1, YO, K23, YO, K1, YO, K17, YO, K1, YO, K10, K2tog.
Row 17: P to end.

Sleeves:
Break yarn. Put 13 sts (left front sts) on waste yarn, put next 19 sts (left sleeve sts) on different waste yarn, put 27 sts (back sts) on another waste yarn, put next 19 sts (right sleeve sts)
on three dpn, put next 13 sts (right front sts) on waste yarn.
Right sleeve:
With dpn cast on 2 sts, pm (= underarm marker), cast on 2 sts.
Continue to work sleeve sts and join with cast on sts carefully not to twist.
Knit 4 rounds even.
Next round K2tog (the 2 sts before marker), SSK (=the 2 sts after the marker), K to end of round.
Here you can either break your yarn and join the second color or continue to work in main color.
Knit 3 rounds.
Next round K2tog (before marker), SSK (after marker), knit to end of round.
Knit 10 rounds even.
Bind off.

Work left sleeve the same way as right sleeve.

Body:
With circular needle pick up front and back sts from their string.
Rejoin yarn and K (RS facing) across sts of left front, pick up and knit 4 sts on the cast on left sleeve underarm edge, K back sts, pick up and knit 4 sts on the cast on right underarm edge, K right front sts.
Row 1: P to end.
Row 2: K
Row 3: P
Row 4: SSK, K to last 2 sts, K2tog.
Row 5 and 7: P
Row 6 and 8 : repeat row 4.
Bind off and weave in ends.
With different color crochet around bottom edge front and neck opening edges. I used a crab stitch for this but a single crochet would work too.

Enjoy


Copyright 2008, Christiane Burkhard
Abbreviations:
M1 = With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back. Knit the lifted loop through the back.
SSK = Slip two sts individually knitwise. Insert tip of left needle into front of these two slipped sts and use right needle to knit them together through their back loops.
Pm = Place marker.
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Amy's Sweater - A Variation


This variation of Amy's Sweater is knitted in the round. In order to create a longer neck line I did the traveling cable stitch every round. The decreases are evenly distributed on the remaining distance to the point of shoulder shaping.
This time I used South West Trading Company, Karaoke and tried to match the two fronts with the color striping. I love the feel and the colorway of this yarn but it tends to break when pulled to tight.





The original pattern you can find here.
If you have any questions about adapting the original pattern
please leave a comment.

Monday, October 27, 2008

WINTER FLOWER HAT

This is my newest free pattern. In my local yarn shop I saw the yarn Ella Rae classic print somehow being neglected sitting in a shelve. I have a hard time to see nice yarn not being used. (We don't talk bout my stash here :) )
I decided to design something with it and here you see the result:

Material:

MC: Louet Riverstone, about 110 yards.
CC: Ella Rae, Classic Print, about 110 yards.
US 5 / 3.75 mm dpn set of five, US 5/3.75mm 16"circular needle.

Gauge: 6 st = 1” in st st

Sizes: small/medium and large, 18” / 21.5” finished head circumference.

Instructions for size large are written in parenthesis.

Picture shows a size large.

With circular needle CO 110 (132) sts and join carefully not to twist.

Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 7 rnds. K 1(3) rnds.

Pattern set up rnd: *M1, K22, pm* 5(6) times. You have 115 (138) sts.

Work in chart pattern rnds 1 -19 and rnds 23 – 44 (1 – 44)

Then *K1 MC, k3tog CC, K1 MC* 5 (6) times.

In MC *K3tog* 5(6) times.

Break yarns. Bring yarn (MC) through remaining sts and pull tight. Secure on the inside.

Weave in ends.





/ = K2tog (Knit 2 sts together)

= SSK (Slip Slip Knit: Slip as if to knit the next two stitches on the left-hand needle one at a time onto the right hand needle then insert two slipped the left-hand needle into the fronts of the stitches and knit them together.)

M1 = From the front, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into back of loop.

To avoid pulling, wrap your floats when there are more than 5 sts of the same color in a row.

To create a nice fabric on the inside I did my floats not get longer than 2-3 sts in a row.

Following link provides help with this technique: http://community.knitpicks.com/notes/index/show?noteKey=Color_-_Color_work%2FFair_Isle

Have fun knitting

Friday, October 24, 2008

Amy's Sweater


My first pattern is published. One year ago I made second place in a design contest initiated by Kraemer Yarns. Now they published it on their website
www.kraemeryarns.com
It's the pattern of the month and available as a free download. Click here.


Yesterday I had my first spinning class. It's so much fun and so much to learn..... I wish I had more time.

Other than that I'm working on a hat design - Winter Flower.
It will be available as a free pattern and I will teach a class on it at my local Yarn Shop.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Color Box- Baby/Child Sweater

This sweater could be for a boy or girl depending on what colors you are using.
My big thanks go to ERICA MOFITT who did the pictures.
She is a very talented photographer. Thank you Erica!
It was so much fun to make this little outfit and I hope you will enjoy making it. Feel free to share your suggestions or comments.

SIZE

XS[S, M, L] [ shown in size XS]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 23
[25, 26.5, 28.5]
Length: 13
[14, 15.5, 16.5]

MATERIALS


[
MC] Mission Falls 1824 Wool [100% Merino superwash; 85yd/78m per 1.75oz/50g skein];
Color:
#022 navy; 4 [5, 6, 7] skeins
[
CC] Mission Falls 1824 Wool [100% Merino superwash; 85yd/78m per 1.75oz/50g skein];
color:
#027 green; 1[1, 2, 2] skeins, #026 red; 1[1, 2, 2] skeins,
#536 light blue; 1[1, 2, 2] skeins, #533 orange; 1[1, 2, 2] skeins

Recommended needle size
1 US #8/5 mm circular needle 24 inches or longer.
Waste yarn or stitch holders.

GAUGE
17 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st

PATTERN NOTES

Three-Needle Bind Off

Hold both pieces of knitting with right sides together.*Insert needle into first st on front needle and first st on back needle, and knit them together. Repeat this for the next st on the front and back needles. Draw the first st worked over the second st.*Repeat from * to * until all sts have been bound off. Break yarn and draw through remaining st.

DIRECTION
BACK

For mitered square edging CO 25[29, 31, 33] stitches in green.

Row 1: (RS) Sl1, k24[28, 30, 32].
Row 2: (WS) Sl1, k10
[12, 13, 14], k3tog, k11[13, 14, 15].
Row 3: Sl1, knit to end.
Row 4: Sl1, k9
[11, 12, 13], k3tog, k10[12, 13, 14].
Row 5: Sl1, knit to end.
Row 6: Sl1, k8
[10, 11, 12], k3tog, k9[11, 12, 13].
Row 7: Sl1, knit to end.
Continue to work, in this manner having 1 less st on each side of decrease until 3 sts remain. K3tog. Turn to right side. Don't bind remaining st off.

Add second square in color red:

Row 1: working in each slip stitch on top edge of square pick up an knit 12[14, 15, 16] sts ; cast on 12[14, 15, 16] sts.
Together with the remaining stitch from the previous square you will have 25
[29, 31, 33] sts.
Continue to work a mitered square in the same way as you did for the first one. Then add a blue and an orange square in the same manner. BO.

With MC and RS facing pick up and knit 50[56, 60, 64] sts along top edge of mitered square stripe.

Knit in stockinette st until whole piece measures 13[14, 15.5, 16.5] inches. Knit 16[17, 18, 19] sts and put them on a holder or waste yarn. BO 18[22, 24, 26 ] sts. Knit 16[17, 18, 19] sts and put on a holder or waste yarn.

FRONT

Work as for back until piece measures

10[10.5, 12, 12.5] inches. Then for placket opening knit (RS facing) 19[21, 23, 24] sts and put them on a holder or waste yarn, bind off 6[7, 7, 8] sts, knit 6[7, 7, 8] sts and put them on a holder or waste yarn, knit 19[21, 23, 24] sts.

Turn work and continue to work the stitches on your needle until placket opening measures 3[3.5, 3.5, 4] inches.

At beginning of next row (RS) BO 3[4, 5, 5] stitches. Put remaining 16[17, 18, 19] sts on holder or waste yarn. Break yarn.

Rejoin yarn at other side of placket opening of held stitches and work as for first half reversing neck shaping.

SLEEVES

Mitered square edging:

CO 13[15, 15, 17] sts in green.
Row 1: Sl1, k to end.
Row 2: Sl1, k4
[5, 5, 6 ], k3tog, k5[6, 6, 7].
Row 3: Sl1, k to end.
Row 4: Sl1, k3
[4, 4, 5], k3tog, k4[5, 5, 6]

Continue to work, in this manner having 1 less st on each side of decrease until 3 sts remain. K3tog. Turn to right side. Don't bind remaining st off. Add second square in color red:

Row 1: working in each slip stitch on top edge of square pick up an knit 6[7, 7, 8] sts ; cast on 6[7, 7, 8 ] sts. Together with the remaining stitch from the previous square you will have 13[15, 15, 17] sts. Continue to work a mitered square in the same way as you did for the first one. Then add a blue and the orange square in the same manner. BO.

With MC and RS facing pick up and knit 24[28, 28, 32] sts along top edge of mitered square stripe.

In next row (WS) increase 4[4, 4, 2] sts purlwise evenly distributed. Continue to work in stockinette stitch and at the same time inc 1 st each side every 4th row 8[9, 10, 12] times and every 6th row 1[2, 1, 0] times. Continue in pattern st until piece measures 8.5[9.5, 10.5, 11.5] inches.
BO.

Close shoulders seams with a three needle bind off.

HOOD

In MC and RS facing pick up and knit 5[6, 6, 6] beg on right front neck , pick up and knit 9 [11, 12, 13 ] sts, place marker, pick up and knit 9[11, 12, 13] sts, pick up and knit 5[6, 6, 6] sts at left front edge .

Turn work and continue to work in stockinette st and inc 18[12, 16, 18] sts evenly distributed at the same time in next RS row.

Make sure that you will have the same amount of sts on each side of the marker.

Work even for 1.3[1.3, 1.3, 1.5] inches. Inc 1 on every side of marker every 3 rws 10x[every 2 rws 3x; every 3 rws 8x; every 3rws 8x] then every 4 rws 3x[3 rws 14x; 4 rws 6x; 4rws 6x]

BO when piece measures 8.3[9.3, 9.3, 9.5] inches. Seam top.

PLACKET AND HOOD EDGING

RS facing knit 6[7, 7, 8] held sts in placket opening in green and pick up and knit 7[8, 8, 8] along side of placket opening. Continue to work a mitered square as described for the sleeve edging, beg with row 2 (WS).

Add more squares around left placket and neck opening, hood and right neck and placket opening in the same color sequence picking up sts on top edge of last square and corresponding side of placket opening, neck opening or hood. Sew top edge of last square to left bottom of placket opening.

FINISHING
Sew sleeve seams. Sew side seams. Sew in sleeves and weave in ends.


Copyright 2008, Christiane Burkhard

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Barn Raising Quilt

In my LYS we celebrate the tradition of knitting together.
We each knit squares to donate to the Barn Raising Quilt for a total of 42 squares. When the quilt is completed, we will raffle it off and donate the proceeds to the Women's Domestic Violence Shelter in Willimantic CT. My friend Linda saw this quilt in the book Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together and came up with the idea to do it! It's great to knit for a purpose and we already have 25 squares piling up.
We're using diffrent types of fingering weight yarn and it's going to be fun to put it together and see all this beautiful squares coming together to a quilt!
This is my contribution so far:

Finally I found the book in which the socks of the Scottish clan member was published in:
Design for Knitting Kilt Hose available through Amazon.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scottish Highland Festival

Today was another gorgeous day. We went to the Scottish Highland Festival in Scotland CT.
The following video will give you a short impression about the bagpipers and the different clans.
Forgive the bad quality. The video was taken with my photo camera:

video

Two of the clan members had the greatest knitted Celtic style socks on and I couldn't resist to ask them where they got the pattern from. I'll try to find the book........ But don't worry I didn't ask further about other pieces of clothing. :-)
I also learned that CT has it's own Tartan.

Friday, October 10, 2008

COLORS OF FALL





Indulging the beauty of New England fall I feel totally spoiled to live so close to this beautiful nature.
Even my knitting got to be very color full. I started to work on an Afghan called Lizard Ridge for a wedding present and on squares for the Barn Raising Quilt which is a project of a lot of great friends and knitters in my local yarn shop to raise money for the local women's shelter.......
Pictures will be posted soon.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hats

Fall has arrived in New England and people are beginning to knit warm things. I started to teach a class on hats.
This ski hat is one of the Sheep Shop Yarn patterns designed by Jessica Paquet . The pattern tells you to add ear flaps picking up stitches on the cast on edge after finishing the hat. I started with the ear
flaps and integrated them into my cast on stitches to avoid a seam. Instead of single crochets around the finished hat I chose crab stitch.



The seed stitch hat is from Sheep Shop too and was designed by Linda Daniels. It was a very fast knit.
I added a third decreasing row and did ssk instead of k2tog. For this hat I used Sheep 2 yarn. It's so soft, the colors are great and it doesn't pill as much as some other 100% wools. I love it......
It's the yarn I used for a design soon to be published .......

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Finally finished..........


Finally, my stash buster Log Cabin is done. This baby blanket is done with worsted weight yarn left overs. The pattern I used is published in Mason Dixon Knitting.
It's actually more a technique than a pattern and there are endless possibilities of creating a log cabin blanket.
This one is, together with sweaters and socks, on it's way to my favorite charity
organisation (for knitted stuff).
Warm Woolies.

Originally this was meant to be a bag but it grew up to be a needle case for my ravelry swap partner ;)
I love felting! Since I ran out of time there was no chance to get a needle felted design on it, so I put the buttons on to make it more interesting. Oh well......... I'm glad she liked it!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Modular Vest

This Modular Vest will be the next class I'm teaching at my LYS. You can find the pattern for it  in Creative Knitting Magazine September 2008. Since I love Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnet's I used her yarn called Naturally Smooth, a organic worsted weight merino in the colorway Aquatide. It's a fun and fast knit.

Here some hints to get a great result:

  • Cast on and bind off loosely so that the sides of the mitered square are not pulled and to make it easier to pick up stitches.
  • I marked the "middle stitch" of the row in order to make it easier to see where to decrease. (Saves a lot of counting)
  • I used a big button. So I had to make the buttonhole bigger through binding off 3 sts instead of 2. Check the size of your buttonhole and the button while you're doing it. You don't want to find out that your favorite button doesn't go through the hole after you finished the whole vest!
  • If you find that stitches on the edge look loopy try to knit the first 3- 4 stitches tighter as you would normally do. It will even it out and as a result you will get nice clean edges.
  • It's easy to vary the length of the vest through adding or subtracting a inch or more at the bottom borders if you prefer a different look.


    Have fun knitting!!!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Summer




Owls Head Lighthouse in Maine


I love Lighthouses!!!













Rockland
I wish I was on this ship.









A knotted tree in Acadia National Park

This park is a great place to hike.





Sunday, June 15, 2008

Spring

Mrs. Snapping Turtle laid her eggs in our backyard. I can't wait to see the babies...



These guys are soon ready to learn how to fly.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Beginning of a Little Something


Ellyn Cooper gave me two balls of her yarn
and asked me if I would be able to do something with it. This was the beginning of a

Little Something

Little Something

Size:
Finished bust circumference 36 (40, 44).

Yarn :
Ellyn Cooper’s Yarn Sonnets,
1 (1, 2) skein Kid Mohair (Kilm), 1 skein Goldie Blocks (Blurb Point).

Material:
4” and 16” circular needle size US 8 / 5 mm
Tapestry needle. 10 beads.

Gauge:
5 sts = 1” over st st.

CO 180 (200, 220) sts on 24“ circular needle

Band edging:
Row 1: K45 (50, 55), pm, k90 (100, 110), pm, k45 (50, 55)
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: *K3, yo, k2tog* repeat to end of row.
Row 4 – 6: Knit.
Repeat Row 3 – 6 another 2 times.

Front edge shaping:
Continue to knit in st st and dec 1 st at beg and end of row (RS) every 4th row 6 (7, 8) times.
Dec 1 st at beg and end of row every 6th row 5 (6, 8) times.
Set aside when piece measures 6 (6 ¼ , 7)”.

Sleeves:
With 16” circular needle CO 64 (72, 76) sts, pm and join carefully not to twist.
Row 1: P
Row 2: K
Row 3: P
Row 4: *K3, yo, k2tog*
Repeat rows 1 – 3 one time.
Continue in st st for another 7(9, 13) rows. On next row knit until 5 sts before marker. Put 5 sts before marker and 5 sts after marker on a holder and remove marker. Break yarn leaving a long enough tail to craft these 10 underarm sts. Put the other sleeve sts on holder or scrap yarn; set aside and work second sleeve in the same manner.

Raglan Yoke:
Join all pieces as following:
With RS facing k across right front to 5 sts before marker.
Put these 5 sts and the following 5 sts on a holder and remove marker.
Pm and knit across sts of right sleeve, pm.
Knit across next 85 (95, 105) body sts (5sts before marker).
Put next 10 sts on holder and remove marker. Pm and knit across sts of left sleeve, pm and knit across sts of left front.
Now there will be for markers where body and sleeves are joined. These will be important for the foll decreases.
Next row: Knit 2 sts before marker *ssk, sl m, k2tog* rep 3 more times.
Work 3 rows even.
Dec 8 sts every 4 rows this way 2 (3, 1) times.
Dec 8 sts in this manner every other row 22 (24, 29) times.

At the same time continue to finish your front edge shaping.
BO all sts.
Craft underarm sts (on holder) with
Kitchener st.
Weave in ends.

Closure:

Cut three pieces of Goldie Blocks, 108 (120, 132)” long. Block them carefully on lowest heat to avoid crinkles. Weave them through yo holes in band edging beginning at right front alternating the starting direction
(WS – RS) for each strand. Make sure the tails do have the same length on both sides.
Make a knot with all three strands on both sides close to the front edgings, braid the strands for a couple of inches, make a knot. Put one bead on each end of strands and make a knot. Cut 2 strands for sleeve edging. Weave through yo holes (one on each sleeve).
The starting and finishing hole will be the same one. Sting a bead on each end and make a knot.

pm = Place marker
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
ssk = slip slip knit

Copyright 2008, Christiane Burkhard


Monday, April 14, 2008

Barb's Fingerless Gloves


Material: Ellyn Cooper’s Yarn Sonnets, Texas Bighorn, 1 skein Kakhi Blues, Size US 5 / 3.75 mm dpn needles

Gauge: 5 sts = 1” in pattern stitch

Size: Finished hand circumference 7 ( 7 1/2, 8 )”

Cable stitch pattern:
Cnf = Slip 2 sts onto cn and hold in front; k2; k2 from cn
Cnb = Slip 2 sts onto cn and hold in back; k2; k2 from cn

Rnd 1: k4, Cnb, Cnf, k4
Rnd 2: k16
Rnd 3:
K2, Cnb, k4, Cnf, k2
Rnd 4: k16
Rnd 5: Cnb, k8, Cnf
Rnd 6: k16
Repeat rnds 1-6

Ribbing pattern: *k1, p1*

Right hand:

Cast on 34 ( 38, 40 ) sts

Place 17 (19, 20 ) sts on needle number1
Place 8, (9, 10 ) sts on needle number 2
Place 9, (10, 10 ) sts on needle number
Join carefully not to twist and knit 9 (9, 11
) rnds in ribbing pattern or to desired length of cuff.

Set up round: k1 (k2, k2 ) pm, k16, pm, k0 (k1, k2 ) needle 1; k sts on needle 2 + 3 and inc 1 st at end of rnd.

Shape thumb gusset:

Knit across needle 1 using the cable stitch pattern in between markers, pm (different color, for example blue) m1, k1, m1, pm (blue), k to end of rnd.
Increase 2 sts inside gusset markers (blue) in this manner every 3 rnds 2 (4, 6 ) times and every 4 rnds 2 (1, 0) times.

At the same time continue to knit cable pattern inside marker of needle.Then place gusset sts on holder or yarn and remove gusset markers. Cast on 1 st over gap and rejoin. K to end of rnd.
Continue to knit even until 4 (4, 5) cable pattern repeats are completed. Cont in ribbing for 3 more rnds and bind off losely.

Thumb:

Place gusset sts on needle and knit 1 st between thumb and hand. Arrange sts evenly on 3 needles. K 3 (4, 5) rnds.
Continue in ribbing for 2 more rnds. BO and weave in ends.

Left hand:

Knit as for right hand but place stitches for needle number 1 + 2 like the sts for needle 2 + 3 and sts of needle 3 like needle 1 (right hand).
Now the sts for cable pattern will be on needle 3.

Copyright 2008, Christiane Burkhard


This fingerless gloves are a present for my ravelry swap partner. I named them after her and hope she will like them.