My middle younger sister (I have three) recently celebrated the anniversary of her wonderful entrance into this world. Her codename on here is Joy, which happens to start with the same letter her real name does. These pretty and punky monogram gloves were made and designed especially for her. The process was a surprisingly arduous one, mostly because I thought I could knit freestyle, having made many fingerless gloves in my knitting career.
Like Goldilocks, however, I discovered that the first attempt was too large and the second too small, but by applying the principles of gauge and basic mathematics, the third was just right. As it was a frightfully difficult pattern for me to work out, I thought I might as well front-load the difficulty and figure out how to sell a pattern while I’m at it. This pattern, therefore, is actually now for sale, as a test run to see if I can eventually turn my knitting sickness into a financially stable hobby.
Here are John’s beautiful pictures of the finished project…
Notice the cool eyelet “J”? And it’s hard to see here, but there is an eyelet border around the top of the glove, based on the same stitch used for…
…the extremely sexy side gussets. Also note the whimsical Peter Pan-esque bottom trim. Does it make you think happy thoughts?
Continuing the yarn-over fun, the lace gusset runs up and around the thumb gusset for a very hip, modern bit of easy lace work.
What do you think, knitting friends? Did my pitch and pictures persuade you to Buy “J” is for Joy Fingerless Glove Pattern Now! ?