I knit a pair of gloves that don’t match and I’m not sure what to do. They’re made from a yarn with a slow color change, one I tried to counteract by using two balls and alternating every row, but they still came out completely different colors. They’re clearly from the same pattern, but do not look like a pair at all.
Unravelling them is out of the question. The fuzzy yarn that I recovered by pulling apart a pair of socks I never wore sticks to itself, making it a pain to unravel. The stickiness also makes it annoying to knit with which is why I’m not excited by the idea of making one more glove in hopes of getting something that is a closer match.
Normally, I don’t worry about having things match exactly. In fact, in all my years of knitting socks, I’ve only made one pair where the stripes are identical, and only because someone else prepared the yarn to make that possible. (Thanks, Sarah!) All the rest of my striped socks go together, but they do not match. Even so, this glove mismatch feels extreme.
Will I wear them anyway? Probably. But I can’t help thinking there must be some way to make it clear that they’re a pair. Perhaps I should add something to them, like a duplicate stitch design on the back, or charms, or buttons. Something.
What will I actually do? I haven’t decided. I’ll probably wear them a few times to see how I like them. Either the fact that they don’t match will grow on me or I’ll find a way to make them look like a set.
But whatever happens, I will not be unraveling them again. I’d felt them and use them as Christmas tree ornaments first.
Do you like your gloves and socks to match? What would you do in my shoes?