2nd or 3rd Glove Syndrome?

Posted on | April 28, 2007 | 2 Comments

I finished a glove and here she is in all her fair isle glory:

But, alas, she is too small! The pattern calls for 8 sts/in, but it’s a one-size fits all pattern and my hand span is a bit smaller than the average hand. Plus, trying on Calia’s almost completed glove at the shop, I figured I could knit it a bit tighter and have it fit perfectly. Unfortunately, I guess I overdid the tight knitting (as usual) and my gauge turned out to be 9.5 sts/in. So, the glove fits, but kind of cuts off my circulation too.

Thus the 2nd (and 3rd) glove dilemma. I have a few orphaned socks lounging about waiting for their mates to be finished and I suspect I won’t be any more conscientious with gloves – especially gloves that I’ve already knit poorly the first time out. I’ve cast on for a second glove in the next needle size. Let’s see how far I’ll get before I throw in the towel.

Still, this glove sans hand is quite pretty. I wish I could frame it and not waste my efforts completely…


2 Responses to “2nd or 3rd Glove Syndrome?”

  1. Veronique
    April 29th, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

    Oh no! I’m sure you’ve tried blocking… I think you could wet it and stuff newspaper in it to stretch it out a little.

  2. GC
    May 1st, 2007 @ 12:17 am

    Now, how could you create, somehow, a smaller hand that resembled yours… I’m sure your mom has been bothering you since you got married to figure that one out! :)

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