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Cable Knit Fingerless Gloves

It’s been a while since I talked about my knitting. I set my knitting aside for a while because I was more focused on sewing than knitting, but a few weeks ago I stepped outside during the night time and I realized I needed a jacket! It was weird because this happened in September and I normally do not feel cold enough to wear a jacket in Arizona during September. This made me realize that, after my weight loss this year, I didn’t have cold weather clothes that fit me anymore.

I was able to get a new coat but my fingerless gloves have finally gave up and fell apart. I had them for four years so I was very surprised they lasted that long. I looked around for new fingerless gloves I could buy, but I didn’t like the acrylic gloves I saw and I couldn’t wear the wool ones because of my wool sensitivity. So, I decided to knit myself a pair of fingerless gloves that I would like!

This isn’t the first time I looked into making myself fingerless gloves. I wanted to make myself a pair of gloves like the ones Rose Tyler wore in the Doctor Who episode Doomsday. Unfortunately, all the patterns I found for these gloves involved using circular needles. At that time I was just learning how to knit, so I put my ambition to make fingerless gloves aside until I was more confident and knowledgeable in my knitting.

After the problems I had purchasing new fingerless gloves, I decided it was time to knit myself a pair of fingerless gloves, even if it meant I had to learn how to use a circular needle before I was ready. Fortunately, I discovered a tutorial and pattern on Megan and Pearls’ blog for fingerless gloves that looked easy enough for someone without a lot of knitting experience to make, so I gave it a try.

I made two gloves, one with fuchsia colored yarn (Similar in color to the Rose Tyler fingerless gloves) and another in purple…

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For whatever reason, my camera photograph the fuchsia gloves as lighter than they really are. *sigh*

I made some mistakes while knitting them, partly because this was my first time making something while cable knitting and partly because I wasn’t paying as much attention as I should’ve while knitting, but they fit and work really well. I plan on knitting some other things I found on Megan and Pearls’ blog, but right now I was able to make these gloves. 🙂

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading!