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!

34 thoughts on “Made a Natalya?

  1. 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!

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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).

  10. 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!

  11. 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)

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!!!

  15. I completed a pair during the Knitting Olympics:
    They’re made from Classic Elite ‘Premiere’ (cotton/tensel), color 5216, on #6 dpns. I did 4.75″ wrists (or 10 repeats of the pattern) before starting the thumb gussets, and used maybe 1-1/3 hanks total.
    I’m currently modifying the pattern to use with Handmaiden 4-ply Cashmere/Silk… I might just do 6 repeats of the cable pattern instead of 5, but we’ll see. :-)

  16. I made a pair a while back, and my daughter just finished a pair (with some mods), and is making a second pair… thanks for a great pattern!

  17. Yes, I made a pair of Natalya during the 2006 Olympics. I have recommended them to a lot of people. But now I can’t find the pattern where it used to be. Where is the pattern now?

  18. I just made a pair with the half fingers and loved the pattern — very well written and easy to follow. The only problem I had was with the pinkie finger. Unless I am crazy, the pattern never addresses what to do with the pinkie. It covers the index finger, the ring finger, the middle finger, and the thumb but no pinkie. I just improvised and it came out OK but I want to recommend the pattern to some of the members of my knitting guild. We are knitting fingerless gloves for donation to the Knit For The Cure. Some of our members would be uncomfortable improvising so I am reticent to recommend the pattern without the pinkie finger issue addressed.

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