Friday, June 29, 2012

Knitted Fingerless Gloves in Alcidina Stargazer

Cruising through Etsy, I found Alcidina's wonderful shop selling the most beautiful yarn. The person who taught me to knit warned me of the day I would spend $20 on a single skein of yarn and I laughed at her and the idea. Alcidina's Stargazer was the yarn that brought me to the dark side and was my first "expensive" yarn. I simply could not be more in love with the colors! I was completely mesmerized at watching the colors as they slid through my fingers as I knitted, getting excited even when it would get to my favorite part (the deep periwinkle). 

I loved the yarn so much that I wanted to use it in a pattern that would allow me to love and pet it all the time. What better way than to have it made into gloves for my hands to pet. The only downside is I live in a scorching desert and will have to wait to wear them. I have yarn left over and not quite sure what to do with it. I'm also new to this "wrap your own ball" thing and not quite sure how much I have left. I'm guessing about half, but not really sure. This was the first project done in the round in multiple sections. I couldn't be more proud of myself for the thumb section! I definitely learned a lot through trial and error. I had a difficult time reading the pattern so I used one pattern for the instructions and another for the measurements.

My initial pattern I had picked out for this was more complicated, but sadly got lost in the variegated color way of the yarn. I still plan on knitting the other pattern, but with a simpler color scheme. I can't wait to share that one with you when I make it!

Please check out the pictures below of the yarn and WIP shots! 

Thank you,


  1. The colors are beautiful and the mitts show them off perfectly!

  2. I have to agree and is why I love them so! Thank you so much for the compliment!

  3. Those mitts are beautiful! I love the little hints of purple in the yarn.


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