I really can't resist test knits . . . . and when I saw the lovely request to knit some beaded fingerless gloves designed by Stephannie Tallent on Ravelry, I had to try them out. So, what do you think?
These were a quick and easy knit that used hardly any yarn
at all - fabulous. I really enjoy knitting with beads, I love the weight
that they give to a garment and the fact that on the inside you still
have the softness of the yarn against your skin.
So, less than 1 ball of yarn - just 35gms used so these would be
perfect for that special skein that you have tucked away. I used silver
lined beads - I love the sparkle - in pale pink, fresh green and brown
to get that contrast.
My tension was slightly out - I was spot on for stitches (28sts =
4”), but used more rows (50 rather than 40 - I may need to recount), but
the fit is perfect - I probably had to knit a few more rows, but I
would rather do that and know that the circumference fits well.
This was my first time knitting a picot edge - it was a little
fiddly, but boy, the results are fantastic. I will certainly be using it
on some socks!!