pattern: “forest cross” gloves in “knitting fair isle mittens and gloves” by carol rasmussen noble
designer: wilma malcolmson
yarn: red, yellow and yellow/beige: kampes 2-ply 100% wool, green: drops alpaca colourway 7815 held double, light blue: morjärv 2-ply 100% wool
needles: 2,5 mm dpns
yarn source: all colours except light blue are from marias garn. I traded the light blue from satoko at a yarn-swap-day
finished: october 2007
this is the second pair of gloves i’ve knitted from “knitting fair isle mittens & gloves” and i will definitely knit more. right now i have plans for a pair of mittens. the instructions are fairly easy to follow, but i would say that basic knitting skills and ability to adjust the pattern to fit is required. i added two stitches to the main pattern (chart a) and one stitch to chart b which is necessary if you want chart c to come out right. it might sound a bit complicated, but if you look at the pattern it becomes obvious. the pattern in the book is the same for all gloves, you only adjust the number of stitches to fit the charts. i also added a thumb gusset based on a mix of the different gussets available with some of the other patterns.