12.07.2011

Teknika Gloves: A new pattern for Knitty!

One of the many secrets I worked on this Fall is finally out of the bag! Phew!
Teknika Gloves
Teknika Gloves in Knitty's winter issue!
Teknika is a seemingly complex but deceptively simple colorwork glove made with only two yarns and some conductive thread sewn into the "controlling" digit! 
Teknika Gloves
What is Conductive Thread and WHY use it?
When you use a touchscreen with your finger, your skin acts as a conductor to send a low voltage message to your device that tells it what to do. If you are wearing gloves, the conductive property of your skin is masked and then your touchscreen can’t complete the circuit with your finger! Enter conductive thread, a material that conducts electricity at a low voltage. If you incorporate this into your knit fabric then you can use your phone and NOT take off your glove/mitten to do it!

Wondering where to get conductive thread?  I bought a batch of it and am selling it in my Etsy shop in case you NEED some too!
Teknika Gloves
The Yarn: 1 skein of Spud and Chloe Fine serves as the ground color, while one skein of Crazy Zauberball is the contrasting color... the Zauberball changes in long intervals allowing the gloves to look like I used LOTS of color in them!  It's no secret that I love the line of Spud and Chloe yarns, Fine is phenomenal for colorwork!
Teknika Gloves
When I first sent the glove idea into Knitty I though I was going to be using 4 colors, but I realized that I didn't want to knit them.  I was scared of all the ends that would need to be woven in before I even began!  I quickly changed my tune and found an alternative... do you know why?  Knitting is supposed to be FUN!
Teknika Gloves

7 comments:

  1. I have a crazy zauberball. I have some Spud and Chloe fine. I know where to get conductive thread. But I do NOT have a touchscreen anything.

    >_<

    Even knitting has passed me by.

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  2. I love the incorporation of the conducive thread!

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  3. Love the gloves, and the concept is fantastic! Just bought the conductive thread to make a few pairs =)

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  4. Congratulations on your knitty pattern! Great idea, I could need a pair!

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  5. Congrats! Those gloves are so awesome.

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  6. These are so cool! I wondered if there was a way to make this work in handknits since I bought pairs of the Isotoner gloves for gifts last year. I see I'm going to have to invest in some conductive thread...

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