Pattern: Fitted Fingerless Gloves, size large
Yarn: Studio June Yarn Super Cash Sock in a deep charcoal colourway
Needles: size 1 (2.25 mm)
Modifications: The pattern designer goes to some lengths to finish each finger positioned so that the next can be started without breaking the yarn however I couldn't be bothered with this. Also I added a few rounds to make each finger a bit longer.
Comments: The pattern is filled with clever little tricks to make very well-fitted gloves without any holes or gaps. I really like the way the increases are done for the thumb gussets and the way she closes the rounds snugly at the base of each finger.
The pattern includes instructions for five sizes of gloves and is photographed and thoroughly explained at every step. At first glance, the pattern seemed a bit expensive but after working through the pattern page by page I've found it to be a good value. Especially as I plan to make more colours and sizes.
I asked Gavin to model the gloves with the idea that he could pose holding a snow shovel against a snowy background. Instead he insisted that the photo should include a surfboard. Guess who got his way? Although he is right that the fins and fin boxes make for an interesting picture.
With 10% cashmere content the yarn is really soft and the gloves are just a dream to wear. I put them on for a minute or two inside the house; as soon as I took them off I noticed how cold my hands suddenly felt, so they're definitely warm. I think he'll put them to good use when he's working outside in the garage, or driving on cold days, or even walking back from work while playing with his iPhone.