In the absence of sleeves, long fingerless gloves make an elegant statement at a formal event. When knit up in a lightweight fabric from non-wool yarn, this version in two sizes (S/L) will carry the day, allowing you to get away with a slip of a dress when temperatures soar. And they’ll continue to add a fun touch when you change into shorts or jeans later on. Knit in a silk/linen blend with stripes worked right into the fabric, they look smashing paired with a wide scarf in the same fabric to complete the outfit. Add beads if desired for a little extra bling.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Fresh Lace, Hempshaugh Lace, or Chebris Lace, indigodragonfly Linen Silk, Sincere Sheep Vernal, Anzula Breeze, Handmaiden Fine Yarn Lino, SpaceCadet Thebe, or any heavy lace yarn with approximately 190 yards per ounce that knits to pattern gauge.
6(7) inches in circumference to fit hands measuring up to 7.5(8.5) inches around palm (blocked)Yarn requirements:
26 sts and 54 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on smaller needles (knit flat, unblocked)Needles:
size 1US (2.25 mm) DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 1.5 (2.5 mm) DPNs (or .25 mm larger than gauge needle)