thank you so much for your helpful ideas on my last post, regarding the stitch selection for the fingerless gloves I am working on. last night I couldn't resist and made two more swatches to try and see how this invicta colour yarn from Scheepjeswol would work out.
after checking my Pinterest Crochet Goodness board I tried the blanket stitch, pattern here, and the scallop stitch, pattern here. to me the blanket stitch would probably be better done with a merino or cotton, the stitch would be a little more defining. on a side note, it would be perfect for a blanket given the super straight sides, don't you think?
but the scallop stitch, my goodness, I think it looks perfect. I love both the look of the bobble stitch and the scallop stitch, I might try both of them...
if you are interested, a little background information about the stitches and why they suit this project:
also, these two happen to both need a 'going back' row when working in a flat piece, to make sure the actual stitch appears at the front. this is perfect for the fingerless gloves. I will try to explain why. when you start crocheting the gloves, you work in the round to make the piece for your wrist/ arm. however, when you come across your wrist and reach your thumb, you have to leave a gap. in order to do so, you stop going around and instead you will go back and forth for a few rows. until you've passed your thumb and you can pick up going around again.
now for this thumb-gap-part, you have to go back and forth and your pattern has to allow you to do so. I mean, it would be great if the finished piece does not show a different pattern just for that part, right? that's why the bobble stitch and scallop stitch patterns both are very suitable for this project, since they have a 'going back' row in between each row of bobbles and scallops.
today I started with the bobble stitch, alternated with sections of half double crochet to give the pattern a break and make it a little more exciting to crochet. next up is a gap for my thumb. what do you think? looking at this picture I am thinking a warm Winter bracelet or wrist warmer could work too, haha
a big tadaa of the crochet blanket I finished recently is planned for tomorrow...