Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ready for Winter!

Yes, I know it sounds strange in the middle of the Summer, but I am! *^v^*
Last night I finished the second Norwegian Glove.

Today's weather is cold, rainy and gloomy so I felt tempted to wear them while shopping... *^v^* (No, I left them at home, but I wore a thick cardigan, Summer suddenly decided to have a hiccup here, blah...)

Pattern: Norwegian Gloves from the famous Japanese knitting book many bloggers bought from, Hokuou no knit komonotachi by Shimada Toshiyuki (available only in Japanese)
Yarn: Wendy's Merino Double Knit, 1 skein of white (I was lucky to have some of this yarn left from the previous project because there wasn't enough for the last two fingers!) and Yarn Art Merino De Luxe (50% merino wool, 50% acrylic) 1 skein of maroon (still a lot was left)
Needles: 3 mm dpns
To sum up: I loved this project, I love Fair Isle knitting (in projects like socks or gloves, I haven't tried anything bigger yet), knitting separate fingers is boring, so next time I'll knit mittens! *^v^*

Okay, here is a quick contest: spot the difference between the two gloves!
No prizes this time, it's just for fun (I spotted it when I finished weaving in the ends last night and put both gloves next to each other...). ^^

EDIT: Yes, you are right! I cast on differently, with white on a thumb in the first glove and red on a thumb in the second one... ^^


  1. Very pretty, but I can't see any differences! It's driving me nuts! :)

  2. They are SO beautiful! Very well done :) I am doing several colorwork patterns right now, and I love it too :)

  3. These are brilliant. I think I am going to try some fair isle soon. :) The difference is at the bottom of each glove (nearest the wrist). The edge on one is maroon, and the other is white. The band right above the edge is a bit different. Right? ;)

  4. Wow, these are amazing! Beautiful work and such detail.

  5. Wow they turned out fantastic!! I am envious of your fair isle talent :D

    the cast off on the wrist one is red and and other is white - right?

  6. Wow Joanna your gloves came out beautifully!!! Love them!!!

  7. Beautiful gloves!
    Have a great weekend :)

  8. What a beautiful pair of gloves! I love that subtle difference.

  9. Oh I have a weakness for mittens and gloves. Those are amazing!!! I adore them. I think I need to knit them too. Great job. Now I just have to find the difference.