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tues-DIY: heart on my sleeve fingerless gloves



yarn:

1 skein of yarn for "sleeve"
1 skein of yarn for hearts (this actually doesn't take very much yarn ... so leftovers from an earlier project will work!)
needles:
1 pair size 8 needles
crochet hook
yarn needle

gauge:
4 stitches and 6 rows equals 1 inch

abbreviations:
  • k - knit
  • p - purl
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
  • m1r (make 1 right) - insert left needle from back to front into the horizontal strand btwn the last st worked and the next st on the left needle. knit this strand through the front loop to twist the st, creating a right-leaning st.
  • m1l (make 1 left) - insert left needle from front to back into the horizontal strand btwn the last st worked and the next st on the left needle. knit this strand through back loop to twist the st, creating a left-leaning st.
  • ssk (slip slip knit) - slip 2 sts knitwise one at a time from the left needle to the right needle. insert the tip of the left needle into the front of both sts and knit the 2 sts together.
  • k2tog (knit 2 together)
  • p2tog (purl 2 together)

sleeve directions (make 2):
loosely cast on 38 sts

row 1: k38 - knit each stitch across the row
row 2: k6 p26 k6 - knit the first 6 stitches. purl the next 26 sts, remembering to bring the yarn to the front of the project. move the yarn to the back again, and knit the last 6 stitches.

repeat rows 1&2 until the sleeve measures long enough from the cast on edge to wrap around your wrist. i did 40 rows - so it was a little shorter than 7"s.

bind off. w/ crochet hook, weave in yarn ends.

fold so that the cast on edge and the bound off edge meet w/ the right side facing in. stitch these edges together leaving an inch "un"joined 1"-1.5" from the top for your thumb.

voila - very basic sleeves!

heart directions (make 2):
cast on 2 stitches.

row 1: purl
row 2: k1, m1r, m1l, k1 - 4 sts
row 3: purl
row 4: k1, m1r, k2, m1l, k1 - 6 sts
row 5: purl
row 6: k1, m1r, k4, m1l, k1 - 8 sts
row 7: purl
row 8: k1, m1r, k6, m1l, k1 - 10 sts
row 9: purl

(begin knitting top right of heart)
row 10: k1, ssk, k2 - 4 sts
row 11: purl these 4 sts
row 12: ssk, k2tog - 2 sts
row 13: p2tog - 1 st
break yarn and pull tight through remaining st (leave a yarn end about 5" long)

(reattach yarn at remaining 5 sts to knit the left top of heart)
row 1: k2, k2tog, k1 - 4 sts
row 2: purl
row 3: ssk, k2tog - 2 sts
row 4: p2tog - 1st
break yarn and pull tight through remaining st (again leave a yarn end about 5" long)

w/ the yarn needle & yarn ends from the heart (there will be 4 - the one you began with, the end of the top right, the beginning of the top left, and the end of the top left), attach the heart to sleeve. weave in all the ends.

that's it! :) hope you love these as much as i do!


2 comments :

Jen_Jake'smom said...

The gloves are sooo cute! and you look adorable in that picture.

a case of the mundays said...

aw thanks, jen! :) worst part about blogging - self-portraits. i have to post my bloopers some time! augh!

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