This 40 page color booklet with over 50 photos shows knitters how to knit better-fitting gloves. Techniques covered include four different types of thumb gussets, fingertip shaping, using a diagram to determine finger stitches, and how to deal with holes between the fingers. All methods of knitting gloves are discussed including top-down gloves. Two patterns are included (with instructions for both double-pointed needles and 2 circulars)for Colorblock Gloves (Size women’s small and women’s large) and Geometric Gloves (Size women’s medium and men’s large). A resource section includes sources for glove needles and a list of helpful books and web sites.
NOTE: If you are a new knitter who has never knit a pair of gloves, please check into the Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns for a very good basic glove pattern for your first effort. This booklet is aimed at knitters who want to improve how their finished gloves look, design their own gloves, learn new glove techniques, and/or want to learn what type of gloves work best for different hands.
Here’s a review of the booklet from Julia Grunau at Patternfish, “Blanchard’s love of (and competence in) this subject is encyclopaedic, and it shows. There is a vast amount of detail here, all of it fascinating, and the how-to photographs are revelatory. Incredible value for money, it’s a reference booklet you’ll refer to again and again.”
The chapters in the booklet include:
Glove Knitting Materials
Increases for Thumb Gussets
Glove Fingers and Fingertips
Dealing with Holes Between the Fingers
Other Glove Knitting Methods
Miscellaneous Glove Knitting Tips
References for Glove Knitters
Glove Needle Sources
Colorblock Gloves Pattern
Geometric Gloves Pattern