Malabrigo Quickies: Rock Opera Gloves by Rebecca Zicarelli

This week we have some fascinating(ly adorable) fingerless gloves by Rebecca Zicarelli!


Rock Opera Gloves in Rastita, colorway Jupiter

Rock Opera Gloves in Rastita, colorway Jupiter


Rebecca’s editor, Kristen TenDyke, describes the mitts:

Not only are Rebecca’s Rock Opera Gloves knit on a bias, they have a great detail—which Rebecca calls “seam stitches”. These stitches are a pair of stitches, one knit, and the other slipped on one row, then they switch being knit and slipped on the following row. When worked at the edge of the gloves, this technique creates a sort of I-Cord edging, and when worked in the center of the gloves, it creates a slipped-stitch welt that runs vertically. Throughout the pattern Rebecca uses some really ingenious ways of shaping—things I’ve never seen before— that work perfectly for what she wants to achieve. Some of my favorites are her I-Cord and Seam-stitch Bind-off techniques— really clever ways of maintaining the seam stitches along the edge while binding off stitches! While tech editing parts of her pattern, I had to pick up the needles to swatch to be sure I was understanding it correctly. Just those little bits of swatching really made me want to get the right size yarn and needles, and cast on a pair of gloves for myself!


Very cool- it’s always exciting to come across inventive new techniques! You can check out the Rock Opera Gloves here on Ravelry, or see all our past Quickies here.

ALSO! Rebecca is offering 50% off this pattern until the end of August with the Ravelry coupon code “malabrigo”! That is a crazy-good deal! And there is a KAL going on here.



What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.


2 thoughts on “Malabrigo Quickies: Rock Opera Gloves by Rebecca Zicarelli

  1. Marsha Everett

    I ordered this Rock Opera gloves pattern. I purchased Malabrigo Rastita yarn to make these gloves. I am having a problem following starting the glove. It is confusing instructions. I understand patterns very well but this one is really confusing. Can you clarify staring with CO 2 stitches then k1 YO K1 in brackets embochinche to me is a repuesto. Then it goes in first stitch sl as if to purl with yarn in front. Then place market and turn work 4 stitches. That is where I get

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