Two summers ago, on a vacation in the gorgeous Charlevoix area (province of Québec, Canada), I visited an alpaca farm and, of course, bought some yarn. This hand-dyed turquoise yarn was chosen by my youngest son and, as he expressed his wish for a pair of fingerless gloves, a few weeks ago, I figured it was a good moment to use the yarn.
To make them, I followed my own pattern that I have created last winter: Picot Fingerless Gloves. The pattern can be found both on my Web site and in my Craftsy Pattern Store, for free (in English and in French). Being for a boy, I omitted the picot stitches and the “windows” around the wrist. Both are too feminine-looking for a 10-years-old boy. I crocheted the gloves with a combination of single crochets and double crochets. Quite easy, really.
After finishing the pair you can see in the picture above, I had some yarn left and decided to make a second pair with a navy cotton yarn. The result is a more casual look and I love the contrast navy creates with turquoise.
Those two are a little shorter than the other ones as the navy yarn was also a leftover. To make sure that I would end with two gloves of the same size, I started a glove on each end of the alpaca yarn. Then, when I switched to the cotton yarn, I also use both ends. I kept doing that until I completely ran out of yarn. I should have taken a picture… It looked like two toddler’s mittens attached by a cord.
I enjoyed working with this high-quality yarn. It is softer to the touch than sheep wool and supple. Which pair do you prefer?
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