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December 13, 2005

Made a Natalya?


Have you made a pair of Natalya gauntlets? I've decided I'd like to start a readers' gallery. If you have -- and you'd like to be included -- please leave me a comment. As the weather has gotten colder I've been getting some questions and comments from people so I know some of you are working on them again. It's so much fun to see all the different varieties that you all come up with from such a simple pattern!

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I made a pair of Natalya gloves- they came out great! You can find a picture of them in my Finished?! 2005 album. Thanks for a lovely pattern!

Posted by: Elspeth | Dec 13, 2005 9:13:41 AM

I made a pair - pictures are here.

Posted by: Cyn | Dec 13, 2005 12:07:07 PM

I made a pair last year for dh with a triple strand of black Prime alpaca. I added a suede patch on the palm. He installs fire alarms and is often in new installations where there is little heat. He does a lot of detailed close-up work with the panel connections, and so has to have his fingers free. But it's sometimes -20F or less here in northern MI, and these fit the bill. I made a hat to match, using the pattern from S'n'B Nation (Beanie) and he wears the set all winter long. He is constantly being asked where he got them.

This pattern was well written and easy to follow. I'll be glad to send you a picture for the gallery if you'd like! I lost a lot when I moved from Blogger to my own domain, but I can email a picture.

Thanks for being so talented...

Posted by: Susie | Dec 13, 2005 9:03:56 PM

Yes I made a pair last winter (your summer). I made them out of Jo Sharp Silk Tweed Aran and they turned out lovely I thought. I haven't had a chance to wear them yet, not cold enough. If you set up a gallery I'll email you a picture as I haven't got a blog.

Posted by: Chrissy | Dec 14, 2005 12:24:38 AM

I just finished the first pair and started another pair. I'd prefer to get you a decent modeled photo rather than the bizarro one on the blog right now. Soon!

Posted by: Cassie | Dec 14, 2005 12:51:47 AM

Hi Jody, I made a pair of short ones earlier on. Photo here:

Posted by: Siow Chin | Dec 14, 2005 5:21:32 AM

I'm almost done with my third pair, thanks for a GREAT pattern! You can find pictures in my blog on 10/13 (and an in progress pic on 10/10) and 11/21. The camera cozy in the 11/29 post is an adaptation of your pattern, as well.

The first pair was done using Patons Classic Wool in Denim Marl and the second was done using Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Pine.

Let me know if you'd like better pics.

Posted by: KatieLiz | Dec 14, 2005 10:51:52 AM

I made a pair and can email you a picture if you like. They are just perfect for keeping my hands warm at work.

Posted by: Audrey | Dec 14, 2005 2:16:57 PM

You can include the ones I made this fall too. The picture is in my 2005 album.

Posted by: Barbara | Dec 14, 2005 2:35:48 PM

I've made three pairs, all shorter than gauntlets, but wrist-warmers, and I only found out now that you ask that I never put the third pair in my photo album. But two of them are found here:


and here: http://nownormaknits2.typepad.com/photos/gallery_2005/wristlets.jpg

(what I'm knitting in that last photo is the next pair, made in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, navy blue.)

Posted by: Norma | Dec 14, 2005 11:13:11 PM

I'm working on a pair right now! Note to anyone considering Malabrigo: the color variations do NOT do the cables justice.

Butt....it's...so...SOFT! I couldn't resist.

Posted by: melanie | Dec 15, 2005 10:09:28 AM

I was wondering if you could help me out. A few years ago, as a present I got a really nice sweater. The yarn (threading) has come undone close to the neck area. How does one find matching yarn to fix it? Is there a pattern? Since it is store bought, the yarn used is sort of thin. Does this make a difference?

Any help/advice would be appreciated

Posted by: Broken Sweater | Dec 15, 2005 4:01:07 PM

A pair here: http://knitorious.typepad.com/photos/completed_in_2005/natalyafini1.html

A single (as requested by my daughter) here:

Loved making these, Jody, and your pattern is SUPERB! Thanks. Next pair is for ME!

Posted by: Vicki | Dec 15, 2005 4:17:54 PM

Hi Jody (or anyone else who has completed their own pair of Natalya gauntlets and wouldn't mind helping an in-over-her-head beginner knitter):

I started this and got stuck on the Gusset. I don't think I read the pattern correctly and could use a hand decoding....pretty please??

-The first set of instructions reads:
Row 1: K1, pm, increase 1 using the backward loop method, pm, K1, continue to end of row in pattern.

When it says "continue to end of row in pattern" i assumed you continue the remainder of the row in the Cable Pattern you'd established in previous rows, right? Or

-Rows 2-3: Knit stitches as they lay, slipping markers as you come to them.

"Knit stiches as they lay" means you knit the knit stiches and purl the purl stitches. Do i have this part right, so far?

-These are the instructions after Row4 of the Gusset, and it's the part i think i got stuck on:

"Work the gusset increases every THIRD row and work the cables every FOURTH row until there are 15 stitches between markers (a total of 22 rows from the start of gusset)."

I have a couple of points i'm wondering about. The first and second rows are simply "knit as they lay", right? On the third row gusset increases...when it says "work the gusset increases" i'm assuming I should be repeating a Gusset increase pattern, but which increase instructions should I be working from? The increase instructions from Row 1 of the beginning of the Gusset? Or the Row 4 increase instructions? (does this question make sense??).

Help? Anyone? I love how the gauntlet looks so far. It's such a fun pattern but i definitely don't think i am reading the Gusset part correctly (i'm a newbie and am slowly learning how to read patterns).


Posted by: irene | Dec 16, 2005 12:53:35 AM

I'm finishing up my second pair of gauntlets. Should be done in the next day or so. I really love this pattern.

Irene, once you get past the very first gusset increase (where you just increase by one stitch) you will want to follow the row 4 instructions (you'll be adding two stitches every third row). Looks like you're understanding everything else correctly. Good luck!

Posted by: carolyn | Dec 20, 2005 7:37:49 PM

I have the yarn. I have the pattern.

I am making them after Christmas for myself...too much to finish still for Christmas to start something for myself right now! I'm really excited to make them. I will send you a link/photo when I get them finito. Thanks for the lovely pattern. :o)

Posted by: Kirsten | Dec 21, 2005 2:17:20 AM

Lovely gauntlets!! Just printed out the pattern. Thanks!

Posted by: Carol S. | Dec 21, 2005 9:47:47 AM

I've made two pairs and have plans to make two more (for gifts). You can see them here at Oct. 9th and Oct. 26:


I LOVE the pattern. Thanks!

Posted by: cari | Dec 21, 2005 11:29:08 PM

Your pattern is lovely. I've made two pairs, one for myself and one for my mother. Setting on my desk right at this very minute is the first of my third pair, for my nineteen year old brother. He asked for a pair specifically. His will be shorter with slightly different cables.

Posted by: Carmen | Dec 22, 2005 12:15:07 AM

I just finished my first natalya mitten, and I had to add a few rows to keep my knuckles and part of my fingers warm, else they'd be too short (I added one last row in pattern before the ribbing, and two more of ribbing before binding off).

Also, since I love symmetry, my second mitten will have the cables done with C4F instead of C4B, so the twist is symmetrical.

This is the mitten pattern I've liked most of all I've seen!

I'll post pics of the finished pair when they're done. This is my first cabled project, and I'm liking it so much.. I think I'll make another pair.

Posted by: Diana | Dec 25, 2005 5:58:47 PM

I just finished up another pair. You can see pics at http://sobsister.typepad.com/sob_sister/2005/12/so_the_first_ch.html

Thanks for the great pattern!


Posted by: carolyn | Dec 27, 2005 1:26:44 PM

Hey Jody! Will you shoot me a private email when you get a chance? Thanks!

Posted by: Carol S. | Dec 28, 2005 10:27:27 AM

Better late than never...

I made short ones too! Here's a link:

Posted by: Jenny | Jan 3, 2006 1:21:10 AM

i'm making my first pair now using two hanks of lush i had left from a sweater project. I'm so glad i found this pattern, i LOVE it!

i posted a picture of the first one in progress here.

I'll return with an updated photo when they're finished. thanks for the pattern!!!

Posted by: dirtgirl | Jan 4, 2006 8:01:35 AM

Late-coming reply to this - you can see them here:

Posted by: Alison | Jan 6, 2006 11:41:18 AM

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