|Wrist warmers knit on Knifty Knitter flower loom|
Natalie Zee Drieu posted a pattern by Vickie Howell in September 2009 and I arrived at the idea independently one year ago with the creation of fingerless mitts.
Attempting to knit on a loom with removable pegs was a less-than-satisfying experience. It took several applications of glue to anchor the pegs in place but I finally had a glove-sized knitting loom.
I more or less approach this project as described in the blog: work in-the-round until it is time to knit an opening for the thumb, then work back and forth for six rows.
|Knifty Knitter Loom-Along|
To complete the glove, I then resume working in the round.
I differ in my approach toward the use of ribbing as a decorative accent. The gloves shown above have two rows of knitting centered down the back of each glove.
I work counterclockwise and, using the anchor peg as my frame of reference, the peg immediately to its left in the image at right would be peg one. Peg two is to its left and so on for a total of 12.
To make the right-handed glove, I purl on pegs one, two and three, knit on four and five and purl on the remaining pegs six through 12.
When making the left-handed glove, I purl on pegs one through seven, knit on pegs eight and nine and purl on pegs 10 through 12.