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Gale, Fair-Isle Gloves for Girls Knit on Two Needles

Gale, fair-isle gloves for little girsl knit flat on two needles

Materials

1 ounce 4-ply (fingering weight) wool in red, a small amount of the same wool in each of the following colours:

Green, black, blue, and yellow;

1 pair of Old UK No. 12 / US 2 / Metric 2.75mm knitting needles.

Size

To fit girls aged 7-9 years

Gauge

No gauge was given in the original pattern.

Abbreviations

k, knit;

P., purl;

sts, stitches;

ins., inches;

tog., together;

inc., increase;

dec., decrease;

patt, pattern;

rep., repeat;

st st, stocking stitch (right side k, wrong side p);

rds., rounds;

beg., beginning;

dr., draw;

R.H., right hand;

L.H., left hand;

RSF, right side facing;

SSK, Slip two together as if to knit, pass them back onto the left hand needle in their new twisted position and knit together. You could also work this decrease as "Slip 1, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over the stitch just knit";

sl., slip;

cont., continue;

rem., remaining.

Pattern

Right Hand Glove

Cast on 44 sts. and work in K2, P 2 rib for 2 ins.

Work 2 rows in st st, inc. in every 20th st. on the 1st row (46 sts).

Now commence fair isle and thumb gusset.

Work from the accompanying chart for the first 25 sts. on needles. Each square represents 1 st., and there are 25
sts. and 34 rows to the complete patt. As the entire chart for the Fair Isle is given and the gloves are worked in
st st throughout, these sts. will not be explained in detail, but will be referred to as "patt. 25".

The palms and fingers are worked in st st in red.

Note: The background squares shown in white are also knit with red yarn

Fair_Isle knitting chart for Gale Gloves for girls, knit flat on two needles

1st row (R.S.F.): Patt. 25, inc. into the next st., K to end.

2nd row: P. 22, patt. 25 .

3rd row: Patt. 25, inc. into each of the next 2 sts., K to end.

4th row: P. 24, patt. 25.

5th row: Patt. 25, K24.

6th row: As 4th row.

7th row: Patt. 25, inc. in the next st., K2, inc. in the next st., K to end.

Cont. in this way, inc. 1 st. at each side of the thumb gusset in every 4th row, i.e., 11th, 15th rows, and so on.

Rep. the last 4 rows 4 more times, allowing for 2 extra sts. in thumb gusset after each inc. There will now be 13 extra sts. on needles.

Work one more row.

The Thumb

Patt. 25, K15 in red, turn, P15 back, turn, and cast on 3 sts.

Work in st st on these 18 sts. for 1½ ins. (or length required).

Shape top as follows:

1st row: * K1, SSK, K3, K2tog, K1 , rep. from *.

2nd row: P.

3rd row: * K1, SSK, K1, K2tog, K1, rep from *.

Break off wool, thread through remaining sts., and sew down seam of thumb.

Next row: Using red wool, pick up 3 sts. from the base of thumb and K to end.

Cont. across all sts. until the fair isle chart has been completed.

K2 rows in st st in red.

First Finger

(R.S.F.): K30 sts., turn, P13 back, turn, and cast on 3 sts.

Cont. in st st on these 16 sts. for 2 ins. (or length required).

Shape top as follows:

1st row (R.S.F.): * K1, SSK, K2, K2tog, K1. rep. from *.

2nd row: P.

3rd row: * K1, SSK, K2tog, K1, rep. from* .

Finish off as for thumb.

Second Finger

(R.S.F.): Rejoin wool and pick up 3 sts. from the base of the First Finger, K6, turn, and P15 sts. back, turn, and cast on 3 sts.

Cont. in st st on these 18 sts. for 2¼ ins. (or length required).

Shape top and finish off as for thumb.

Third Finger

(R.S.F.): Rejoin wool and pick up 3 sts. from the base of the Second Finger, K5, turn, and P13 back, turn, and cast on 3 sts.

Cont. in st st on these 16 sts. for 2 ins. (or length required), and finish off as for First Finger.

Fourth Finger

(R.S.F.): Rejoin wool and pick up 3 sts. from the base of the Third Finger, K to end.

Cont. in st st on these 15 sts. for 1¾ ins. (or length required).

Shape top as follows:

1st row: K1, * SSK, K2, K2tog , K1, rep. from *.

2nd row: P.

3rd row: K1, * SSK, K2tog, K1, rep. from *.

Finish off as for thumb and sew down seam of glove.

Left Hand Glove

Work exactly as for R.H. until commencement of fair-isle and thumb gusset.

1st row: K19, inc. into the next st., K1, patt. 25.

2nd row: Patt. 25, P22.

3rd row: K19, inc. into each of the next 2 sts., K1, patt. 25.

Cont. in this way, inc. 2 sts. in the thumb gusset in every following 4th row until there are 13 extra sts. on needles.

The Thumb

(R.S.F.): K34, turn, cast on 3 sts. and P18 back.

Work on these 18 sts. as for R.H. thumb.

Pick up 3 sts. from the base of the thumb and work across all sts. until the fair-isle and the 2 rows following have been worked.

First Finger

(R.S.F.): K30, turn, and cast on 3 sts., P16 back.

Work and finish on these 16 sts. as for First Finger R.H.

Second Finger

(R.S.F.): Pick up 3 sts. from the base of the First Finger, K6, turn, and cast on 3 sts., P18 back.

Cont. in st st on these 18 sts. as for Second Finger R.H.

Third Finger

(R.S.F. ): Pick up 3 sts. from the base of the Second Finger, K5 sts., turn, and cast on 3 sts. P16 sts. back.

Work and finish off on these 16 sts. as for Third Finger R.H.

Fourth Finger

(R.S.F.): Pick up 3 sts. from the base of the Third Finger, K to end.

Work and finish off as for Fourth Finger R.H.


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