Saturday, April 13, 2013

Glinda

When I first designed my Elphaba mitts, way back in 2010, I always had a plan to make a "companion" pair. Sort of the anti-Elphaba. I knew what stitch pattern I wanted to use, I even had the yarn. I just needed the time and motivation.


Well, it only took three years, but I give you Glinda!!!
 The pattern is up on Ravelry now, and just like Elphaba - it's a freebie. It's a simple three row lace pattern (two of those are straight knitting), so it's nice and easy to memorize. (If you've knit my Undine socks, you'll notice some similarities.)
I knit these with Twinkle Cat in Pixie Dust... the colour and sparkles being just so appropriate for Glinda. (It's so hard to catch those sparkles on camere - but trust me - these things couldn't get any more girly if they tried!)And even though it's lace, this is a pattern that you really could  knit it with anything. Solids and semi-solids will really let the lace shine, and stripers or multis will create a pretty wave pattern.

Fingerless mitts are one of my favourite things to make. They are fun, fast, and use up just a bit of yarn, so they are great for leftovers. I'm already eyeing up the leftover Skinny Bugga from my Cranberry Bonnet... it would make a nice set, don't you think?

11 comments:

Prudence said...

Thank you so much! i love fingerless and they are truly feminie!!!! ♥Debi

Knatolee said...

I downloaded the pattern! Beautiful.

Dee said...

They are gorgeous! You did a great job with the pictures too. Tooooo cute!

WildflowerWool said...

Lovely, if you don't mind I will share the link on fb as my free pattern of the day.

Rachelle said...

Very pretty, don't need any right now so they'll be an option in future. Love the colour, so girly.

Zenitude said...

Great pattern Valerie! Very feminine and perfect for the yarn you chose. I've added it to my favorites and hope to cast on in the next few weeks. Thanks!

gayle said...

I'm more the Elphaba type, myself, but I have a niece who would be extremely pleased to find Glinda in her pile of xmas presents...
Thanks for the pattern!

Nancy Kay said...

This pattern is going in my queue! How might I purchase your yarn?

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Lovely pattern ... although too girly for me. Nice use for the twinkly yarn though!

Araignee said...

Beautiful and so prefect in pink! I am much more Elphaba than Glinda but I think I need a pair of these too.

RobinH said...

Ooh, pretty! I should make these for my sister. She adores fingerless mitts.