Toasty Gloves Kit

$39.95

In Sweden, as long ago as the 17th century a form of knitting was practiced called tvåändsstickning, or two-end knitting. Using a strand from each end of a center-pull ball of yarn (wound of either one or two colors of yarn), the created fabric has great warmth, strength, and durability, as well as elasticity which approaches that of spandex! This technique takes some patience and effort to master, but will soon reward the tenacious knitter with ease, moderate speed, and lovely garments. These gloves are cozy and warm! There is a matching Toasty Hat Kit here.

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Description

This kit consists of the pattern, two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, available in five colors, plus a few yards of a contrasting color for the cast-on, all in a see-through zippered project bag. Choose from five colorways! This yarn is produced in the US and is 100% worsted-spun Targhee wool (1.75 oz/ 145 yards per skein).

This design first appeared in Interweave’s Knitting Traditions Magazine in the Fall of 2011.    It is assumed the knitter has not twined knitted before, so this pattern serves as a mini-class!

Directions are given for both the right and left gloves, rather than requiring the knitter to reverse shaping, and charts are included using the traditional twined knitting symbols. There are suggested books for further study, and a glossary is included.

The cuff is decorated with different motifs, and a medallion motif is worked on the hand.

Featured Techniques

Managing the yarns; Twined knitting, purling, and the Deep Knit; The Crook Stitch; The “O” Stitch; Chain Path;  Increasing for the Crooked Thumb Gusset.

Sizes

Woman’s Medium

Materials

  • Yarn included in the kit: Two 2-oz. skeins of DK weight yarn and several yards of a contrast color yarn for the cast-on.
  • Needed:
    • Needles: A set of five US 6 (4 mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (get these here)
    • Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle

Care

Handwash and lay flat to dry.  These yarns are NOT superwash.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 9 × 8 × 2 in
Color

Alizarin (Red), Wreath (Green), Butte (Brick), Ranier (Blue), Tincture (Mustard)