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Flair for Early Fall

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 Fingerless Gloves

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!