For others getting into the fingerless glove groove, be warned that the cool looking cabled fingerless gloves that Lana added to her list a few posts below (PDF pattern here) has an error.
I haven't ever done anything with real cables and thought I'd cut my teeth on these fingerless gloves and until I got some help I thought I was so worthless as a knitter, I might as well start calling myself a muggle.
First Try: I thought something was a bit "off" about the beginning of the cable, so I modified it but by the time I got to row 13 or so, I couldn't do the repeat and figured I modified it wrong so I frogged down to row 5.
Second try: I decided that as smart as I think I am, I should probably just follow the pattern as written. So i did....and it looked off. While I was trying to figure out what I had done wrong, a male knitter riding in the front seat of the car asked what I was doing and I explained my knitting dilemma. After studying the pattern, he helped me determine that there was an error in the pattern. Time to frog again.
Third try: Finally! I'm getting somewhere. Per the pattern modification suggesting from knitter man, they are turning out quite well.
What was the error?
So far everything seems to be fine except for row 1 of the cable pattern itself. Row 1 of the cable should read as follows:
Row 1: (RS) p 2, sl 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, K 2, then k2 from cable needle, k 2, p 2.
What it really says is k 4 after you k 2 from the needle. So any good cablers can now see my dilemma.
Knit on, punk rock knitters, knit on.