I’m thinking about doing some fingerless gloves for a friend of mine who adores all things Zebra. Anyone here have any suggestions for how I might go about doing this. I’ve never knit anything with more than one color, so I could use any and all advice…
I couldn’t find a pattern. You can probably get stripes zebra like, that is uneven, by using the stranded method. Might take some playing around with graphs to get it just the way you want.
Thanks much! I couldn’t find a pattern either, but I’m doing the fingerless glove technique where all you do is flat knitting, then seam everything but the thumb hole. So all I need to do is figure out the stranding.
I did a quick look though my stuff but couldn’t find what I was thinking of, but years ago in a knitting magazine (probably Vogue) there was an article about using short rows to create stripes. They did them to make stripes that looked zebra like. I was fascinated and wanted to try them out sometime but never did. You might try a search for short row stripes or something and see if anybody has a tutorial that was like what that article had.
I thought of that, but couldn’t find the link… now I did. This is pretty fun.
Jan, I clicked your link (Nona has a lot of neat things), but I waited and waited and nothing ever happened. :?? Could be my computer.
But I found this. LINK
This is a pair of socks done with zebra stripes. She did these from a kit and she says they are done with short rows, no clue to how. I went to the site she got the kit (they have them in zebra, tiger and the blue and pink) from and they have them sure enough, and from the description of the kit they only used one skein of yarn.
I’ll try to find Nona’s thing and see what she had. The article in Vogue was worked flat, they were showing scarves made this way.
I couldn’t open Nona’s link either.
Jan, the link finally worked when I went down stairs and started cooking lunch and came back after a while. It came in.
I got the link to load after a minute. Interesting stuff. I’m just not sure how much of it I can assimilate. I’m still pretty green in the horns when it comes to knitting. But I will eventually give it a go.
I got the link to load after a minute. Interesting stuff. I’m just not sure how much of it I can assimilate. I’m still pretty green in the horns when it comes to knitting. But I will eventually get it a go.
I’ve made a couple afghan squares with that method. It’s not hard and it comes out really neat.
It loads for me immediately. Weird.
Which method are you speaking of Jan?