In my last post I wrestled with adding a thumb gusset to a pair of gloves. Result – both size and pattern placement are about as good as I could hope for. However, what I am more pleased with is the finger tip finishing. The combination of stranded knitting and 4 ply/fingering yarns does give a sausage like look to fingers which is accentuated when the finger tips are rounded.
Adding a spiral top makes all the difference as the fingers appear elongated and much more elegant. It is so easy – just decrease a stitch at one end of each needle until there are just two or three stitches left on each needle and secure with the tail yarn. The jury is still out as to whether two or three stitches is best.