In Which the Pirate Makes Warmer Fleeps.

I know I’ve mentioned it before, more than once, but I love my Fleeps. I love them. One of the best parts of the weather turning colder is that first time I put on my warm coat and find the Fleeps in my pockets. Buuuuut… they’re not warm enough for the depths of winter. So I decided to knit a warmer pair: a double-layered pair of Fleeps, with a separate glove for the inside and a stranded colourwork mitt for the outside. Does that technically make it a triple-layered Fleep?

I started with the inner gloves on US 2 (2.75mm) needles in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, figuring that I would need them on my hands to take measurements for how big the outer mitts should be. The outers will be knit in the Ultra Alpaca regular not-quite-worsted weight in both dark charcoal gray and teal, which I’m currently swatching on size 6 (4mm) needles in a few different colourwork stitch patterns.

Of course now that I’ve knit the inner gloves, I’m quite tempted to wear them just as they are and make a second pair to go inside the new Warmer Fleeps. Especially because I have a skein of Ultra Alpaca Light in the same dark gray I’ll be using for one of the outer mitt’s colours, and I’m not sure these green-y/gray ones coordinate as well as I’d like. Plus maybe they shouldn’t have ribbing, if they’re going to be inner mitts? Besides, as evidenced in the photo, one skein is just enough to knit one pair of gloves…

And of course, I’m taking careful notes as I knit so that I’ll be able to duplicate them over, and over, and over–

Two gloves sit on a wooden table with a tiny ball of leftover yarn between them. The gloves are handknit in a lightweight grayish-green yarn. They have partial fingers for the thumb, index, and middle fingers. The ringfinger and pinkie are fully covered.

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  1. February 1, 2023

    […] so, I made the inner gloves in a grayish green yarn for a pair of Fleeps (flip-top glove/mittens, for those of you who are new […]

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