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I've never been a huge fan of mittens or gloves, but fingerless versions IMHO are way more useful!
Even more so if it gives me an opportunity to knit up something quick and satisfying.
This pair features a beautiful, lacy leaf motif framed by an elegant double cable. Some ribbing on the undersides and some shaping up top allows them to fit your hands and wrists nicely.
Longish length keeps your wrists warm and can be tucked under your coat sleeves. And yet, these fingerless gloves only take one ball of yarn to knit up!
A bargain knit in terms of money and time – woohoo!
Finished Knit Measurements: Approximately 7 ¼" [18.5 cm] around wrist (unstretched) and 7 ½" [19 cm] long SIZES: One Size fits most women (the palm-side is stretchy ribbing).
Yarn Used: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool); 1.75 oz/50 g [110 yds/100 m] per ball: 1 ball in Mink Heather #24279. IMPORTANT NOTE: The sample pair used up most all of the one ball, including reuse of the gauge swatch yarn. You may wish to purchase extra yarn to allow for knitting a gauge swatch or to be safe, esp. if your gauge does not match the pattern gauge listed below.
Pattern Gauge: 25-st Cable panel = 5" [12.5 cm] wide, blocked; Approx 24 sts and 27 rows = 4" [10 cm] in 2x2 Ribbing.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted-weight wool blend with a suggested gauge of 4.5-5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 6-9 [4-5.5 mm] needles.
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 110 yds [100 m] if gauge is matched. This estimate has NO padding.
Some suggested yarns to try:
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220, Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted, Lion Brand Wool-Ease, Knitpicks Swish Worsted, Berroco Vintage, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, Ella Rae Classic, Dream in Color Classy.
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE: 1 set of 4 double pointed needles (DPNs).
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