Friday, October 21, 2011

fingerless gloves

I had a turtle neck sweater that was too itchy on my neck
so I cut off the ends of the sleeves and made these fingerless gloves


I snipped a hole in the side seam where my thumb could go
... then I blanket stitched around the hole and added a little stitched flower



I folded up the cut edge and hemmed it with embroidery floss



now I'm scavenging my closet for more itchy sweaters that I don't really like
:)

29 comments:

Becca said...

I LOVE fingerless gloves Kimmie! I have two pair, one that a friend knitted for me. Since I don't know how to knit, your idea is perfect for me! Love how yours turned out. Thanks for sharing your idea!

Jill said...

I've never had a pair but thought they would be fun. You really did a neat job with these! I just love them!

Sallyanne said...

How perfect! I'm definitely going to do that too!

~*~Patty S said...

Love them Kimmie!
I like the way you think and the daisies are just perfect too!
oxo
p.s. I used have fingerless gloves back in my craft show days...they were kinda fun too

Halle said...

Wonderful! My daughter is asking for some of these for Christmas/Birthday. Never thought if blanket stitching. DUH! Love the added little flower.

Sue said...

Great re-cycling idea:)

Teri said...

you are always so creative!

Photocat said...

Wow, those are exactly what I need to go photograph in winter... I hope you do have more itchy sweaters. ;o))
The gloves look wonderful!

Sher from Tx said...

You are so incredibly creative! Your brain must always be going....(to our utterly delight and advantage!)
I am definitely making me some!

Dianne said...

I love these! But with arthritis in my fingers I like them when they have a bit of thumb coverage. I have a pair that I got from target a few years ago that have a thumb. These are lovely!

Carola Zajdman said...

Love your creativity, just great, congrats !!

Steph said...

not a bad idea to find more turtlenecks, Kimmie...these are simply AWESOME!!! you clever you....have a great weekend!!

sukipoet said...

so clever. i like the way the stitches are in a contrasting color. it sounds much easier than what i'm trying to do which is knit some fingerless gloves. you would think it would be easy but remember i am fumble fingers and a new knitter. We shall see.

Katie said...

These are perfect!! Way to re-use!

Martha Kisling said...

What a great, creative idea - I LOVE them!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a fabulous idea, they look beautiful. I could use a pair about now, lol x

Dianne said...

so clever and cute!!

deanna7trees said...

love your idea.

BadPenny said...

Fabulous ! I can't do itchy either. I brought home a brand new (expensive) dress from the charity shop where I work to try on ... I knew it would be "Itchy" Not only that... it picked up every bit of dust & dog hair around ... no wonder it was donated .. I retrned it !

sharon said...

These are really gorgeous Kimmie...great job! You have so many talents!

Kim Mailhot said...

They are really cute, Kimmie ! Some of the cutest ones I have seen ! Goodwill stores is a great place to check for sweaters to repurpose. 'Cause you know you gotta make many more now ! ;-)
Happy Sunday !

PAK ART said...

Great idea! Those turned out beautifully!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are truly adorable. I've never had fingerless gloves, and these are perfect. Too bad you can only get two out of each sweater.

Nathalie Thompson said...

BRILLIANT! and adorable!

Terri Kahrs said...

OMG, what an AWEsome idea, Kimmie!!! Believe it or not, I've tried to knit some fingerless gloves for my grand daughters. BIG mistake!!! Nothing but problems with two patterns. Looks like a trip to the thrift store is in order . . . . I can sew better than I can knit!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Awesome!!!! Peace, Mary Helen

Erin said...

Brilliant! I've been wanting a pair of fingerless gloves but didn't think my knitting skills were up to the task. This is the perfect solution -- and a great way to upcycle an unloved sweather too! Thanks for the inspiration, Kimmie!

*jean* said...

what a great idea! well done!

ooglebloops said...

Loving the gloves! I have been thinking about doing this with some alpaca socks that have holes in them. No reason to throw out the rest of the sock!!!