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Fabulous fingerless gloves knit from only one ball of Andean Silk from Knitpicks, a wonderfully soft Alpaca, Silk, and Merino Wool blend yarn. The Vine Lace is easy to follow, creating a sophisticated and pretty look. A little bit of ribbing along the inner side of the gloves make them fit perfectly. A few decreases after the thumb opening is made ensures a great fit as well.
Quick to knit with no seams on double pointed needles. A great stash-busting knitting project as it only uses one skein and makes a terrific gift!
Finished Knit Measurements: Approximately 7 ½" [19 cm] around wrist (unstretched) and 7 ½" [19 cm] long; One size fits most adults.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Andean Silk (55% Superfine Alpaca/23 % Silk/22% Merino Wool); 1.75 oz/50 g [96 yds/88 m] per ball): 1 ball in Sangria #23511. Unfortunately, this yarn is discontinued, please see below for substitutes others have used.
Pattern Gauge: Approximately 20 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Vine Lace on Size 8 [5 mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A medium weight yarn with a gauge of 4.5 - 5 sts = 1" on US size 6 - 9 needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approximately 96 yds [88 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Laines du Nord Cashsilk
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220
Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Silk Worsted
Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lana D'Oro
Rowan RYC Cashsoft Aran
The Fibre Company Organik
Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: 1 set of 4 double pointed needles in Size 8 [5 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by elaine on 3rd Dec 2014
I made them for a friend and she loves them. We live in a climate where they are often all you need. Thanks for stirring up my creativity. I am enjoying the patterns I have downloaded from sweaterbabe. You are a very creative and inspirational woman, Katherine. Thank you.