Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How to Make a Fourcette For Gloves

So In the last post I talked about making the Treads gloves, free pattern from Raverly  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/treads-a-tipless-gloves-pattern and the pattern said I had to make Foutchette which I had no idea what they were or were to find out how to make them. Here is what I have put together of the information I thought was great. 
So now were have this thread explaining how to do a fouchette for gloves here. link http://community.livejournal.com/knitting/7562799.html

  You can see a video of the backwards loop here  http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on, if you scroll down on this page you will see a video for a Single Cast On which is the Backwards loop, no sound to this video.

So for people like me that don't know what a Fourchette is its  the backwards loops  cast on you make  in between your gloves fingers. If you did not have these fourchette (backwards cast on )  then there would be no wiggle room to move your fingers in your glove fingers. I hope this helps someone out there because I had a hell of a time finding all this information for my self.

Here is a update just from this morning. Over at Verypink.com she posted a video of how to do a backwards loop cast on http://verypink.com/2010/10/26/backwards-loop-cast-on/ 

So what we have learned here today is that a Fourchette are Backwards loop cast on that make extra stitches in between your fingers for gloves :) I am posting all this because just 3 days ago when I went to look for this information all I had to go on was the top link for the livejournal were the group was talking about how to do this, and it took a while to read it all and understand it at the same time! So I really hope that when the next person does a Google search it will lead them here :)  and they will say thank you for the insight . Happy Knitting all.

3 comments:

itinerant-vae said...

It did indeed lead me here, and very helpfully! thanks so much for bringing this together

Cory said...

I realize that this is an older posting -- but I am making the same fingerless gloves and yours was the first that popped up when I searched fourcette cast on! Very helpful!

Jennifer Arlin said...

Thank you! I am trying to make Treads gloves too, and I had no idea what a fourchette was. Your page came up first in the Google search. Rock on.