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Gauntlet Gloves on Four Needles from "Charm" Glove Book 12 c1950

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Gauntlet Gloves

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,
RH = right hand,
LH = left hand,
RSF = right side facing,
TBS = through back of stitches,
sl = slip,
cont = continue,
rem = remaining.

Materials

With Gauntlets, 3 ounces of 4-ply Super-Fingering wool
Without Gauntlets, 2 ounces of the same wool One set of 4 No 14 needles (double pointed, Old UK Size)

Size

Average (Note from Sarah: Compared with other patterns of the era I think this is approximately a size 7 1/4, or modern small)

Note: To make Gloves without Gauntlets commence at the 4th round after gauntlet decreasings, casting on 56 sts on 3 needles (20, 20, 16)

Right Hand Glove:
Cast on 84 sts on 3 needles (30, 30, 24)
Work in rounds of K3, P3 for 4 ins

1st Dec Round: * K1, K2 tog, P 3, rep from * for round

2nd Round: * K2, P3, rep from * for one round

3rd Round: * K2, P1, P2 tog, rep from * for one round

4th Round: * K2, P 2, rep from * for 3 ins (Commence here for gloves without Gauntlets)

Change to patt:
1st Round: K

2nd Round: * K3, P1, rep from * to end of round

3rd Round: K

4th Round: K1, * P1, K3 rep from * to last 2 sts, K2

Rep these 4 patt rounds twice more (12 rounds in all)

13th Round: Commence gusset for thumb: All inc are made immediately after and before P sts of gusset
K2, (P1, K2, P1) gusset, K to end of round

14th Round: K2, (P1, K2, P1) patt, as 2nd rd of patt

15th Round: K2, (P1, inc into both of the next 2 sts, P1), K to end of round

16th Round: K1, P1, (P1, K4, P1), patt to end of round

Cont in patt, inc in every 3rd round of gusset until gusset reads: (P1, K16, P1)

Work 2 rounds after last inc

Place the 18 sts for thumb onto a safety pin

Cast on 4 sts in place of thumb and cont in patt for 1 3/4 ins

Now commence the fingers, which are worked entirely in st-st

First Finger:
K8 off the 1 st needle, and with a darning needle and contrasting wool draw through the next 40 sts

Cast on 2 sts and K rem 8 sts on third needle (18 sts)

Place 6 sts on each of three needles, and K for 2 1/2 ins (or length required), then shape top as follows:
K1 K2tog to end of round
Work 2 rounds, without shaping

Next Round: K2, K2tog to end
Draw wool through rem sts and fasten off firmly

Second Finger:
K7 sts off beg of wool, cast on 3 sts, K last 7 sts off wool, pick up 3 sts at base of first finger. Arrange these sts on 3 needles (7, 7, 6), K on these 20 sts for 2 3/4 ins (or length required) and shape as for first finger

Third Finger:
K6 off beg of wool, cast on 3 sts, K last 6 sts off wool, pick up 3 sts at base of second finger, arrange these 18 sts on 3 needles,

K for 2 1/2 ins (or length required)
Shape top as for first finger

Fourth Finger:
K rem 14 sts off wool, pick up 4 sts at base of third finger, arrange these 18 sts on 3 needles and K for 2 1/4 ins (or length required)
Shape top as for first finger

Thumb:
K18 gusset sts, pick up 4 sts where 4 were cast on, arrange these sts on 3 needles (7, 7, 8)
Work for 2 ins (or length required)

Shape top: K1, K2tog to end of round, ending K1,

K 2 more rounds

Next Round: K1, K2tog to end of round
Draw wool through these rem sts and fasten off firmly

Left Hand Glove:
This is worked the same as for RH until the gusset is reached
The gusset is worked on the last 6 sts of the first needle, instead of at the beg
The last 6 sts will read: (P1, K2, P1), patt 2


Original version of this pattern is in the public domain.
Updated version of this pattern Copyright © Sarah Bradberry June 1999.
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