Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fern Garden Glove pattern

Fern Garden Gloves by Pat Sallume
Model in picture:
Yarn: Cestari 2 Ply Sock Yarn, ‘Green Heather’ (2 skeins for one pair with plenty of yarn left over)
Needles: 2- 29” circulars, US size 2
Size: Womens Small/Medium hand (7-7 1/2” circumference around largest knuckles without the thumb.)

Gauge: Approx. 6 sts per inch in stockinette. If you knit tight on two circs. I highly recommend using size 3 or 4 for a larger hand. As always do a gauge test in the round first to avoid any size issues. My verison turned out a bit snug with 2’s since the yarn is mostly cotton.
The Staggered Fern Lace Panel and Small Twist Pattern can be found in most knit stitch books, my versions are from the 365 Stitches Perpetual Calendar. (November 28 and 29) The Fern Leaf Lace Edging. is adapted from the ‘Oak Leaf Edging’ from KnitWiki which is done in all garter stitch.
This pattern was written for two circulars, if you wish to do it on DPN’s make sure the Fern Panel is on one needle then divide the rest of the stitches accordingly. 

Fern Leaf Lace Edging.
(Adapted ‘Oak Leaf Edging’ from KnitWiki)

Cast on 10 stitches, purl first row.
R1: S1, K1, YO, K2tog, K1, [YO twice, K2tog] twice, K1
R2: S1, (P1,K1, P1)x2, P3, K2
R3: S1, K1, YO, K2tog, K3, [YO twice, K2tog] twice, K1
R4: S1, (P1,K1,P1)x2, P5, K2
R5: S1, K1, YO, K2tog, K5, [YO twice, K2tog] twice, K1
R6: S1, (P1,K1,P1)x2, P7, K2
R7: S1, K1, YO, K2tog, K7, [YO twice, K2tog] twice, K1
R8: S1, (P1,K1,P1)x2, P9, K2
R9: S1, K1, YO, K2tog, K to end
R10: Bind off 8 sts in purl, P7, K2 (do not slip first stitch for bind off)

Repeat for a total of six fern leaf points. Sew bind off and cast on edges together, pick up 56 stitches evenly around straight edge and continue with glove pattern below. You may have to double the number of stitches from the edging, but this will give a flare to the fern cuff. 

Original Staggered Fern Panel:
Row 1: K4, P2, K9, YO,K1,YO, K3, s1k2tp, P2, K4
Row 2: K4, P2, K16, P2, K4 (all even rounds)
Row 3: K4, P2, K10, YO,K1,YO, K2, s1k2tp, P2, K4
Row 5: K4, P2, K3tog, K4, YO,K1,YO, K3, (YO,K1)x2, s1k2tp, P2, K4

Row 7: K4, P2, K3tog, K3, YO,K1,YO, K9, P2, K4
Row 9: K4, P2, K3tog, K2, YO,K1,YO, K10, P2, K4
Row 11: K4, P2, K3tog, (YO,K1)x2, K3, YO,K1,YO, K4, s1k2tp, P2, K4
Row 12: K4, P2, K16, P2, K4 

Glove pattern:
After picking up and increasing, knit one full round on both needles. This is a foundation round and does not count in the pattern. The challenge with creating this pattern was the difference between an 8 row pattern and a 12 row pattern. The repeats don’t coincide until the third run through so each repeat had to be written out individually. (R1n1=Round 2 Needle 1 etc)

R1n1: K4, P2, K9, YO,K1,YO, K3, s1k2tp, P2, K4 R1n2: Knit
R3n1: K4, P2, K10, YO,K1,YO, K2, s1k2tp, P2, K4 R3n2: (C4F, K4) rep to last four stitches, end C4F
R5n1: K4, P2, K3tog, K4, YO,K1,YO, K3, (YO,K1)x2, s1k2tp, P2, K4 R5n2: Knit
R7n1: C4F, P2, K3tog, K3, YO,K1,YO, K9, P2, C4F 
R7n2: (K4, C4F) rep to last four stitches, end K4
R9n1: K4, P2, K3tog, K2, YO,K1,YO, K10, P2, K4 R9n2: Knit
R11n1: K4, P2, K3tog, (K1, YO)x2, K3, YO,K1,YO, K4, s1k2tp, P2, K4
R11n2: (C4F, K4) rep to last four stitches, end C4F

R13n1: K4, P2, K9, YO,K1,YO, K3, s1k2tp, P2, K4 R13n2: Knit
R15n1: C4F, P2, K10, YO,K1,YO, K2, s1k2tp, P2, C4F R15n2: (K4, C4F) rep to last four stitches, end K4
R17n1: K4, P2, K3tog, K4, YO,K1,YO, K3, (YO,K1)x2, s1k2tp, P2, K4
R17n2: Knit

R19n1: K4, P2, K3tog, K3, YO,K1,YO, K9, P2, K4 R19n2: (C4F, K4) rep to last four stitches, end C4F
R21n1: K4, P2, K3tog, K2, YO,K1,YO, K10, P2, K4 R21n2: Knit
R23n1: C4F, P2, K3tog, (K1, YO)x2, K3, YO,K1,YO, K4, s1k2tp, P2, C4F
R23n2: (K4, C4F) rep to last four stitches, end K4 

With the plain round following, that makes 24 rounds and a break point in the repeats. Begin thumb gusset and repeat these 24 rounds for the rest of the glove for a total of five and a half repeats. 

Begin Thumb Gusset:
Thumb gusset should start between wrist bone and base of thumb. Start gusset for thumb on Needle 2 four stitches after beginning for right hand and four stitches from end of needle 2 for left hand. The first increse is done on a plain round, the following increases are all done on the pattern rounds and plain knit every other. YO increases should be on the same round as a pattern round to keep continuity.
Thumb gusset is worked in stockinette only. Work stitches on Needle 1 to end then begin thumb gusset stitches on Needle 2.
Right hand: Knit 4, pm, Increase using lifted method. (Pick up ladder between the next stitch and one on the left needle and knit it.) pm, knit to end of needle.

Left hand; Needle 2: Knit 24, pm, LI, pm, K4.
Increase with YO between the markers every other round. Continue increases until there are 24 stitches between markers. Work a plain round then work next increase round with K1fb increases for a total of 26 stitches. Remove markers.

Shift all hand stitches to Needle 1 making sure that needle tips are opposite the thumb gusset. Using Needle 2 in Magic Loop method for thumb stitches, divide with 13 stitches on each side. Join and continue in stockinette stitch until length reaches second knuckle (approximately 1 inch). Change to K1P1 rib for 6 rounds, bind off in knit loosely.
Move half the held stitches to other needle, The Fern Panel stitches should begin with K4 and end with 8 stitches) Join yarn in gap at thumb gusset, leaving long tail to close gap if necessary.
Begin round on palm needle (Needle 2), continuing in stockinette and Fern panel for approx. one inch. Change to K1P1 rib for 6 rounds, bind off loosely in knit.

Repeat, making adjustment for thumb as noted.
Make palm side stockinette only and omit the Twisted Stitch pattern when you start the thumb gusset.

Include Twisted Stitch to Thumb Gusset stitches when it reaches a count that will include it in the pattern. (When you get to 8 stitches start the pattern)
Repeat the pattern again for a longer glove, though it may not fit further up, unless you have very skinny arms. 

This pattern is my original design, stitch sources are noted but all other work is mine. This pattern is now free and all I ask is that you let people know where you got it. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Another fork in the road....

Looking for ways of selling my fingerless glove pattern on here. So will catch up on what I've been knitting real quick and then figure out how to post the link for my pattern.
Let's see, knitted a new cowl for me after giving my original one to a friend (pictures soon) working on a hat for my son, who's birthday is today but the hat isn't quite finished due to having to rip back a few rows after dropping some sitches between the needles. I so want to do a lace shawl but again that's in my list of things to do. I've been rather pedestrian in my knitting testing out some of the new ruffly yarns that have come out. Sashay (Red Heart) and Ribbons (Lion Brand) are great yarns to give a boa like effect. Want to figure out how to make the Ribbons scarf in the round to give it a full on boa effect. Also knitting that yarn carried with Fun Fur in a contrasting color makes a beautiful effect. 
So, now that this post has been made, going to try and see how I can attach a pdf or link it to my artfire listing for the pattern. I'll put a picture of the glove here for people to look at and figure out how.

Hoping to try and post something here once a month. We'll see how that works considering how attentive I haven't been in the past... YEAR!

That is a direct link to my artfire listing for the Fern Garden Gloves.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Back to stitching

Knitting wise, I've been reasonably productive. Finally finished the second sweater for the twins, moving forward on the other glove for Katie, ripped back the neck on a lace baby vest I started a while ago, don't know what I'm going to do with it other than maybe put it out for sale at the con. I've got the fabric and pattern out for a gathered skirt I want to make and wear to ConDor in three weeks. I should be okay on it. It's a super simple skirt that fifteen years ago I could whip out in a weekend. Due to my current condition and situation it may take me a week. Then I have to figure out how to make a vest (I have the pattern, just need to decide on a vest or jacket) and what I want to use for it. It needs to be vaguely Victorian/Steampunk, but anything close would be fine. I have other outfits I could wear but I haven't worn a skirt in so long, especially a costume type that it's calling to me. And it's a first time it will not be medieval. I have always loved bustle dresses, used to design them like crazy, and now that this whole steampunk thing is going, I now have a reason to wear them.
Shoes are another issue, but am not going to worry about that. I have some leather clogs that will work for now, comfort over the long term is better than period correct.
Need to get my jewelry inventory sorted and packed as well as figure out how we're going to set up a display and work area. We're hoping for an 8 ft table instead of 6, so Katie can set up some of her stuff for sale. It's been so cold lately she hasn't been able to work anything with clay which is a bummer. The little fruit dragon flies are so adorable they would sell in a heartbeat!
Well, need to go out to the fabric store and get a zipper and a pair of scissors to cut out my pattern. Have to use a card table to set up the machine on but that may work out okay.
Have to take it slow though, stomach is still tender.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wow has it been since August??

Geez. Guess my other stuff has kind of taken a front seat to posting here. Everyone follows my other one anyway so I may just close this one out and combine it with the main one.
I won't have that much time to devote to three blogs let alone one once I head back to work. Despite the time off and having two babies coming any day, I haven't been knitting that much. Been on the computer a lot, doing jewelry designs instead of knitting... bad girl!
So I may combine all my hobbies into one blog and just have two, one for personal stuff and the other for creative stuff. I have a blog for my jewelry stuff but it's over on my artfire account. Since not many people out in the aether get over there, going to have to make that a bit more public.
So, as of now, I'll be closing this blog, or changing the name or something and closing my gardening one for sure. If I don't have a garden, why have a blog about it?
I don't know what I'll call the new blog, but it will have something to do with life, creativity and the pursuits thereof.


On second thought... I just had two other blogs that weren't being used, I can keep this one open and just use it.
I couldn't think of a good name for a new blog and just capitulated, deleted the gardening and the 'book' blog and changed my mind.
Such is a crafting mind.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Long time no post...again.

This is a needful post to show off my sister in law Olivia's gift to me. She crocheted a prayer shawl for me.

That's the best shot of it, and still doesn't do it justice. The yarn is multiple strands held together so there's one skein in the middle that has white in it. I'll have to model it sometime and get a good shot of it.
I am making one in return for her, with the same condition that I use 'what I have on hand'.
I am knitting a pair of infant sweaters for the twins, in Chargers light blue with a yellow and white band on the upper sleeve. Everyone who's seen it here immediately recognize the color scheme. Good. I didn't want to try and figure out how to do a lightning bolt!
I just picked up a new book, inexpensive surprisingly!  Knit Prayer Shawls: 15 Wraps to Share buy Leisure Arts. Hardbound and small enough to take with me. It's got some gorgeous patterns in it using yarn I could find almost anywhere! Great stuff and it is only $10!
Okay, now I need to go do some actual knitting. The first sleeve on the baby sweater is down to the cuff and I am in the middle of the shawl....

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Well, about the progress....

The gloves are on hiatus, the baby stuff has been given to the recipient and now... I found out that the twins are both boys!
Alrighty then... this makes picking colors for projects much easier. Going to make their life a bit difficult later on but here's hoping that they both are healthy and happy babies.
I hope I did mention it here, I've blabbed it everywhere else that daughter is having twins.
Other than that, looking at a possible 6 week layup due to the discovery of the dreaded B. C. 
Yep, I've got breast cancer. Having it analyzed and biopsied to see how much has to be taken off. Not looking forward to the possibility of a mastectomy, but what choice do I have?
Anyway, still knitting away, have blankets, booties and bonnets to knit. They're due in January and even around here, that's going to be a cold month.
Keep clicking away!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Plugging along

I am working on a pair of fingerless gloves for a friend of Devon's. Her hands are tiny so they're going to be fast to finish even though I'm using sock yarn.
The 'set' for my coworker is done so I'm going to be somehow packaging that and taking it to work for her since she's due in September.
I sold another pair of earrings on artfire! Woohoo! Getting those mailed out tomorrow and then hope for more sales faster.
I've also created a few new necklaces, and hope to make some more sparkly types to sell at a fashion show in late August.
Personally, I'm leaning toward more organic and natural stones and settings, but can still create almost any type of jewelry. Working on some bracelets and necklaces using macrame and fine hemp or bamboo. I might start using some satin rattail cord as well with crystals or glass.
I'm kind of on a bead and yarn diet right now though, have to save up money for real expenses. Riiight.. you mean yarn and beads aren't real? Say it isn't soooo!
Okay... other than that, most of my other news is on my personal blog.
Keep on knittin'!