Sunday, August 30th, 2009
As we move into the upcoming cooler days, a bit of lightweight fashion is a must for the hands. Fingerless gloves, or gauntlets are usually more for warmth, but don’t have to be. Here, we have used Buckingham, a fingering weight baby alpaca/ silk blend which is perfect for these lacey look feminine gauntlets.
Check out the soft palette of colors in Buckingham- from the Bristol Yarn Gallery Collection and Plymouth Yarn.
Buckingham Lace Fingerless gloves
Materials: 1 Hank Buckingham
Size: Approx. 7” around and 8” long.
Gauge: Size 4 needles: about 7 sts =1” over st st.
Ribbed Lace Gloves ( make 2)
Cast on 40 sts.
Row 1(RS): K2, *(p2, k2, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, k1), repeat from * across to last 8 sts, p2, k2, p2, k2.
Row 2: K2, *(k2, p2, k2, p4), repeat from * across to last 8 sts, k2, p2, k4.
Row 3: K2, *(p2, k2, p2, k1, ssk, yo, k1), repeat from * across to last 8 sts, p2, k2, p2, k2.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until total length is about 8”, ending with a WS row. Bind off in ribbing as set on the previous WS row. Sew up side seam leaving a 1” gap about 2” from the top for the thumbhole. Weave in all ends. Make second glove the same.
Abbreviations: K = knit, P = purl, yo = yarn over, k2tog = knit 2 sts together, sts = stitches, RS = right side, WS = wrong side.
Enjoy the Fall!