Woodcutter gloves

Okay, I don’t know if you could really cut wood with these gloves, but they do seem pretty sturdy. I wanted to make them with the yarn recommended by the pattern – Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted – but I had an entire skein of Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted (color Bison) just waiting to be made into something, so I put it to good use.

The only down side is that it actually took a little more than one skein – I had a small amount left over from another skein and a previous project – so maybe you’d want to shorten up the wrist cuffs an inch or so, to allow you to complete the pair of gloves with one skein of yarn.

I downsized from the recommended US 8s to US 7s to try to get a denser knit. Because I was using a smaller needle size, I knit size L, and the fit is good for my husband (likely size M would fit well in the Blue Sky yarn). The pattern is Borough from Knitty (Winter 2011). I like how you can pull off the finger covering, and there are buttons that hold the covering either on or off. I’m happy with how they turned out, although I have my doubts as to whether my husband will actually wear them 🙂

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