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My Lovely Lace Fingerless Gloves were inspired by my love of vintage lace and desire to have a quick knit gift project!
I’ve always loved the elegance of fancy evening gloves that feature many pearl buttons running down the wrist and forearm. So chic and ladylike, but not wearable for every day.
I designed these with an opening at the back, so it could then be adorned with fancy beads or pretty buttons for the faux button closure. The bonus was that the first half of this project could be worked quickly and easily on straight needles before needing to switch to DPNs (which I tolerate, but aren’t my favorite, ha ha).
The lace pattern is a lovely double leaf lace that was the perfect number of stitches to achieve the all-over lace design. Limiting myself to one ball was also a fun challenge and a great way to attack my stash and make room for new yarns..
These photos taken by Meg Myers of Classic Elite yarns.
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Finished Knit Measurements: Adult M: approx 7" circumference unstretched, and 8" long.
Yarn Used: Classic Elite Lush (50% Angora/50% Wool); 1.75 oz/50g (123 yd/112m) per hank: 1 hank in color #4407 Thistle. Gauge(s):
Pattern Gauge: 13 stitches = approx 3 1/2" [9 cm] in Lace Stitch patt on Size 9 [5.5mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A medium, worsted weight yarn in a soft angora/wool blend with a gauge of 4 sts = 1" on size 8-9 needles..
Total Yardage Required: 123 yds [112 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Knitting needles and dpn in size US 9
(5.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
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Posted by Laura Figgie on 9th Sep 2013
I, like you, really dislike using dpn's in my knitting. Always work w/ circular needles whether pattern call for working in the round or working flat - just pull stitches to end of pattern, turn, and continue for flat knitting. Taught both knitting and crochet for many years and taught all my students the 'wonder' of circular needles.........they seemed to catch on quickly and were glad to get rid of long (poke you in the eye) straight needles....But I digress; this pattern is fairly effortless (even for beginners) and knits up quickly and beautifully; only took me 2 hours for both gloves and minimal yarn yardage! Hooray, Sweater Babe!
Posted by celiatam on 28th Jun 2013
this pattern a little bit like the one an ravely. is looks very good. the pattern design is very nice. I love it . but I haven't have time to knit yet . and I order it because I don't want to lost the sit or the pattern I will try next time. thank you.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jun 2013
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Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2013
A very nice and dainty looking mitt pattern...a great price also...free! Would recommend.
Posted by Denise Dunn on 8th Nov 2012
very easy knit and snug fit gloves, great for a free pattern, highly recommended