The Sir Gar series

27 February 2014

The completed set

These are the little group that have been designed around the Sir Gar theme. One reflects the beaches, one the mountains and one the countryside and its wild flowers. Here they are:

All three 'Sir Gar' gloves

All three ‘Sir Gar’ gloves

CEFN GWLAD gloves

18 February 2014

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Each finger different

10 February 2014

MYNYDD gloves

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The mynydd gloves again.

The mynydd gloves just having the ends darned in. These are my favourite pair ever!

30 January 2014

Designing

I’ve been playing with images and colours for the third in the set and thought that this pair would evoke the summer countryside in the Welsh county of Carmarthenshire. I have been planning to use several colours which is a break from the usual two. However, coming back to the table where the sketch book and yarns are, along with the ones being knitted and completed already, I think I might go back to plan A and use only two colours.
Green and ?? white? Pale yellow? Blue?

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Lots of coloured pencils and scraps of yarn as I start to plan out the third pair in this series.

27 January 2014

Mynydd gloves

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Alternate rows of 5 and 1 sts and 3 and 3 make this pyramid pattern on the palms.

27 January 2014

Most of the way up to the thumb on rh and cuff and name on left.image

23 January 2014

Have finished the cuffs using my new Additurbos. Very pleased so far.image

20 January 2014

I decided to get started on another pair in the group of three that I’m designing and knitting at the mo … so these are inspired by the beautiful mountains of South Wales, so they are Mynydd gloves for now, mynydd being Welsh for mountain.

They are knit in vintage yarn from the Knitting and Crochet Guild, and I had a green and brown lined up for them.

Vintage 3 ply yarns

Vintage 3 ply yarns

I then tried a tiny bit in these yarns and really didn’t think it did what I thought it should .. so I went back to the pictures, and memories and tried a dark navy blue with the brown to evoke the mountain sides as they are caught by the light. I tried these two colours and think it works much better.  You can see it in the tiny swatch here:

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And here are the yarns with some of the pics that gave me the idea for putting brown and navy together. I have now started knitting the cuffs and I think they look good.

I also treated myself to some Addi Turbos, 4 actually, in 2.25mm, 60 cm long. Perfect.

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