Mari Chiba re-learned to knit in the Peace Corps in Armenia, started designing while teaching English in China, and now designs from the desk in her dining room in Raleigh, NC. She spends every waking moment working with yarn and fiber in one way or another.
Designing the Connectivity GloveThe Connectivity Glove pattern started with the prompt: "Design some gloves using SilverSpun®." Mari chose to knit with two different weights to create a textural difference, plus knitting the body of the gloves with a heavier weight yarn gives them a little more warmth and makes them faster to knit. She wanted to create a pattern that would highlight the conductive quality of SilverSpun®, but she also wanted a glove that was functionally useful and aesthetically logical. What she came up with was a glove that's also a mitten! You can flip down the mitten portion to give an extra layer of warmth to your fingers or fold it up and use your favorite touch screen device. It looks like a glove AND a fingerless mitten, but you don't get too much bulk on the palm of your hand.
The Power of SilverSpun® For Connectivity and ComfortThe silver content in SilverSpun® makes it therapeutic and conductive. Silver inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria, has excellent thermal properties, is nontoxic and is perfect for those suffering from diabetes, arthritis and sensitive skin. Silver is also an excellent conductive agent thus allowing smart phone or tablet touch screen use while wearing gloves knit from the yarn. The silver is permanently adhered to the yarn and will not wash out.
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Connectivity Glove Knitting Kit
The Connectivity Glove was designed by, Mari Chiba, and featured in the Deep Fall 2014 issue of Knitty. She chose to knit with two different weights to create textural difference. Additionally, knitting the body of the gloves with a heavier weight yarn gives it a little more warmth and makes them faster to knit. Her goal was to create a pattern that would highlight the conductive quality of our SilverSpun® yarn. She wanted a glove that was functionally useful and aesthetically logical. We think Mari hit both points right on the head!
Our conductive glove kit makes one pair of Smartphone gloves, compatible with Apple iPhone and Android phones. (Adult M [L] to fit 7.25-8 [8-8.75] inch hand circumference)
- Feel Good Yarn Company SilverSpun® Sport [87% combed cotton, 5% silver, 5% Nylon, 3% Spandex; 173 yd per 50g skein]; 1 skein
- Backyard Fiberworks hand-dyed Worsted [100% Merino wool; 218 yd per 100 g skein]; 1 skein
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