Knitting for Our Soldiers in Afghanistan…free pattern

I put up a new project on my Ravelry site ..(I’m  LNalebinder in Ravelry)… In the process of doing that I went446242_f520 to the Halcyon Yarn site.  Now…to digress for a minute… I have been trying to learn to knit for a while now and am progressing rather slowly, but enjoying it none-the-less.  We have a son and DDIL that live up in Michigan where they actually do have winter. My son was asking about gloves that have a cup on the end that you can slide back to use your fingers, then re-cover the tips of your fingers when you are finished.  I had heard of them, but never seen any. (We seldom even have snow down here in Texas, just the occasional ice storm about every 5 years or so.)  I had no idea what to call them, so have not found a pattern until now.

Anyway… here on the front page of Halcyon yarn site is a picture of what they are calling  a Glomitt.  It is exactly what he was talking about! And then as I went on to read… this pattern has a story to go with it.  About a young soldier in Afghanistan where the winters are terribly cold.  Do go over and read it…it is here. The pattern for Glomitt is downloadable and free.

About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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1 Response to Knitting for Our Soldiers in Afghanistan…free pattern

  1. Mrs Y Hunt says:

    I have been knitting fingerless gloves with the mitten overlay, for more years than I care to remember. My youngest is 33 now and I made them for both my children when young. The knack is to cast off very, very loosely round the fingers.
    Nowadays it is cheaper to buy them as the cost of patterns and materials makes them too expensive and not as warm as the lined polar fleece bought ones.
    It seems a lot of the old skills are being lost, thank you for reminding me of this one

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