Fourth Doctor Fingerless Gloves

My friend Bobbie got a kick out of the fingerless gloves I knitted back in October (“everyone in Chicago needs a pair of gloves that still allows them to give the finger”), even going so far as to suggest a commission. When the winter holidays were approaching, I opted out of offering a commission and decided to turn my friend’s love of Doctor Who into a fun piece of knitwear– with help from Favecrafts and Witty Little Knitter.

Vanna’s Choice beige yarn
Vanna’s Choice brick yarn
Vanna’s Choice mustard yarn
Vanna’s Choice olive yarn
Red Heart medium brown yarn
Lion Brand purple yarn
US 6 bamboo knitting needles
Scissors
Tapestry needle

The pattern itself (based on the Fourth Doctor’s infamous scarf, inspired by Toulouse Lautrec’s posters of Aristide Bruant) was fairly easy — Witty Little Knitter gives suggestions on yarn brand, color, weight, number of rows. Once the whole piece was finished and bound off, I flipped it inside out, whip stitched the seam, and tucked all loose tails in before flipping it right side out again. I took a few liberties with some of the numbers of rows, just to ensure that each glove had a reasonable number of colors while still having a pattern that was recognizable.

My friend was quite stoked with his gloves. And, knowing the number of Whovian friends I have, I think I’ll be revisiting this pattern again very soon.

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~ by blackmoodcraft on December 26, 2013.

2 Responses to “Fourth Doctor Fingerless Gloves”

  1. Hi there,

    This is Julia, one of the editors over at FaveCrafts. Your fingless gloves look awesome – so glad you found a pattern on FaveCrafts to get you started! Hope you get a chance to make more this weekend. Have a great day!

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