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Can anyone knit DS1 some stripy rainbow gloves?

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MyGhostIsFlummoxed Fri 07-Nov-14 09:49:30

DS1 (4.8) wants striped rainbow coloured gloves. I can't find any, could any of my crafty MN friends knit gloves or mittens for him? I'll pay for yarn, time & postage

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Fri 07-Nov-14 10:00:21

I am tagging on here Ghost because I would also like similar and can't find anyone on Facebook to do it. I want some of those knitted "cuffs" you know....the ones that are just sleeves with no fingers? Wrist warmers I think they're called.

knitters! We're waiting! grin

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Fri 07-Nov-14 10:07:13

I found all these on Etsy, some might be suitable for you Claws? Couldn't see quite what I was after though so posting on here.

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 07-Nov-14 10:09:20

Yep I can do it

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 07-Nov-14 10:10:10

I do a fair amount of commissioned knitting. I don't have a website or anything though...

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Fri 07-Nov-14 10:12:17

That would be awesome if you could Caulkhead. How much do you normally charge?

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 07-Nov-14 10:21:17

£3 per 50g of "normal" wool. So gloves would be about £5-6 depending on how big they were.

If you wanted them cabled and laced then it would be different, but this sounds like normal wool and normal knitting. smile

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 07-Nov-14 10:39:34

Having wool that is already striped saves buying all the colours.

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 07-Nov-14 10:40:07

Not sure what happened to my link there...

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Fri 07-Nov-14 10:58:49

But will that wool give stripes or more of a mixed up colours appearance?

amy83firsttimer Fri 07-Nov-14 11:03:03

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 07-Nov-14 11:03:28

Should be striped. I'll see if anyone I know has it and ask them.

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Nov-14 11:04:12


Gullygirl Sat 08-Nov-14 05:48:47

This is a good option, its Wondersoft Merrygoround by Stylecraft and available at Deramores in 100g balls.
The Robin paintbox is not self striping, it has a dappled effect.

CaulkheadUpNorth Sat 08-Nov-14 09:06:18

I'm very happy to make them, either with seven separate colours, or some self striping wool.

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Sat 08-Nov-14 09:12:55

He definitely wants stripes, if you could let me have an estimate of cost Caulk that would be great smile

CaulkheadUpNorth Sat 08-Nov-14 09:16:48

I could definitely do them for £10 for mittens or £12 for gloves (more wool, takes slightly longer).

They'd take me about four hours to do, so could have them with you by Thursday?

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Sat 08-Nov-14 09:27:49

That would be amazing thank you. He'd prefer gloves. What's the best way to pay you?

CaulkheadUpNorth Sat 08-Nov-14 09:35:16

Ok no problem. Would PayPal be ok? I'll pm you the details.

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Sat 08-Nov-14 09:42:16

Yes paypal is fine, let me know the details & I'll PM my address.

Really appreciate this.

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Sat 08-Nov-14 10:48:20

Does the £12 include postage etc?

Justwhateverreally Sat 08-Nov-14 10:55:12

4 hours! Wow, am in awe of your speedy knitting skills! That would take me weeks...

CaulkheadUpNorth Sat 08-Nov-14 10:58:35

Yes to postage. They'll be light and i have masses of jiffy bags. Assuming you don't mind a bag that has been used before!

Just - I knit ALL the time. Pretty sure I can knit quicker than I can type now. That's not a stealth boast, as typing would be much more useful than knitting most of the time. I do a lot of socks and gloves so knitting in the round is pretty quick now.

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Sat 08-Nov-14 11:02:21

Payment sent (I hope!)

CaulkheadUpNorth Sat 08-Nov-14 11:04:39

Got it, thanks smile

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