Since the hats, I’ve circled back to another idea I had for the brioche knitting technique. I thought it might work well to create a small, warm and stretchy pair of minimal fingerless gloves.
My experiment started with a short pair of fingerless mitts with a regular rib at the cuff and base of the fingers. The fabric created with the second yarn in brioche stitch expanded it more the way I expected and I added a button thumb hole, which was a bit tricky, but after a few tries was successful. I think these turned out pretty cute in the Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash. I especially like some of the pairings you can create with solid and multi-color striping yarns they are offering.
I still had enough yarn to try a second pair. This time I simplified it more by creating cuffs without a thumb hole. These fit nicely – kind of like little extensions for your sweater this fall. I wanted to try one more variation lengthening the cuff, so I used some other yarn I had in my stash for a pop of color.
I don’t think I’ll be formalizing these into patterns, but if you want the notes, leave me a comment.
Hi there! I’ve been wanting to do a similar project, and I was wondering if you have a general idea of how many stitches to cast on for these gloves, without making them too loose (I would wear a women’s small)? Also, what size needles would you recommend for the yarn you referenced? I know with brioche, it’s often good to go a size or two up from the yarn’s recommended needle size. Thanks in advance!
Here is a link to my Ravelry project with all of the details.