I need some fingerless gloves. I was browsing through the pages of Etsy & Artfire but then thought, ‘I knit – why don’t I make some myself?’ So, instead of buying the finished article, I bought a PDF pattern. It came really quickly and then I realised the gloves are knitted with double pointed knitting needles. Eek! Despite learning to knit at my mother’s knee, I have never used more than 2 needles to knit anything before. Anyway, I looked out my ‘Stitch & Bitch’ manual, bought a pack of rather fetching stripey double pointed needles and made a start.
As you can see, I made life even more difficult for myself by choosing a cable pattern so, of course, that involves 5 needles rather than 4. I’ve got a bit stuck on the thumbhole but I’ve emailed the very helpful seller, While They Play, who has given me some tips so I’ll let you know how I get on.