I have now completed with all my pay-it-forward gifts. I thought I would find myself relieved in a way, but instead found myself feeling sad about it. It was a wonderful project to be involved with, to do something for the purpose of someone else to be surprised and enjoy their unexpected gift. Unexpected in a way that they knew they were receiving it , but never when. I have now mailed them all. The last two friends have received them. But I did not get a picture of gloves #3 before sending them off, so I will have to wait to receive the pictures. Gloves #4 I did take pictures and received a picture with my friend modeling them, them looked so pretty on her.
The #3 glove I did was the Fetching by Cheryl Niamath in Debbie Bliss Aran Rialto . I have done this pattern probably the most of any gloves.
My friend's name is Marlee, who I made these for. She lives a town that gets a lot of snow and cold for most of its winter, so I wanted something warm.. I probably should have made her the first glove pattern as that was even more wintry, ( Axel Gloves) but I wanted everyone to get something individual. I had this yarn in hand as I was going to make a beret with it, so I knew I had plenty of it, so no chances of running out. It's a robin egg blue, and that is one of Marlee's favourite colours. Oh, another reason I did that gloves is that she did not own a pair of fingerless gloves.
I did do a modification of the pattern. I made the first pair for me and found them to be a bit short. So to extend the length, .I did 25 rows instead of 18 for the hand length before starting the thumb. per the pattern, but next time I will just do more cable repeats at the cuff . I think the gloves look more proportionate with more cable repeats on the cuff, than a increase length in the hand itself.
I first came across this pattern in my local yarn store as a sample. I had not knit mitts in the past, so this a great first project. It's also a very popular free down load on Ravelry. This is the picture from the original pattern.
I will post a picture of Marlee's gloves when I receive them.