Kim left a comment about these red fingerless gloves in my last knitting post, wondering where the pattern came from and what yarn I used for the project. Made me realize I was remiss in not crediting a very smart and talented knitwear designer whose name has appeared in my knitting posts on several occasions.
Karen Alfke of 2nd Nature Designs and creator of ‘Unpatterns’ was the source for the cabled fingerless glove pattern. Her pattern for these gloves gives the knitter three cable options and the deep red yarn I was using just screamed passionately for the O-X-O, hugs and kisses design.
I used some 3-ply wool from my Norwegian stash (Raumagarn brand) for the body of the gloves, then trimmed the top and bottom with I-cord in a contrasting variegated mohair and merino blend from Brooks Farm in Texas.
If your LYS doesn’t carry Karen’s patterns, ask them to contact her or send her an email yourself.