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Pine Gloves with Fair-Isle Backs

Free knitting pattern: Pine gloves for ladies, with fair-isle backs.

Materials

Patons Nimbla knitting wool (2 ply lace weight). 1 ball main colour and a oddment of a contrasting colour

1 pair of old UK size 13 / US 1 / Metric 2.25mm needles

Gauge

10 stitches to the inch in width, measured over stocking stitch worked on 2.25mm needles

Size

To fit size 6½-7 hand

Abbreviations

M =Main Colour;

C = Contrast.

SSK = Slip two stitches together knitwise, return to the left had needle in their new twisted position and knit 2 tog. This may also be worked as slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the stitch just worked.

Pattern

The Right Hand Glove

Using M., cast on 52 stitches.

Work in rib of K1, P1 for 2 inches.

Proceed as follows:

Next row: K4, * inc. once in next st., K5, rep. from * to end of row. (60 sts)

Next row: Purl.

Join in C. and work 35 sts. from 3rd to 8th row of Chart, working remaining sts. in stocking stitch in M.

Chart

Black squares = main colour

White squares = contrast colour

Fairisle chart for Pine vintage glove pattern

9th row: Work 35 sts. from Chart, inc. once in next st., K2, inc. once in next st., knit to end of row.

Work next 3 rows in patt. without shaping.

13th row: Work 35 sts. from Chart, inc. once in next st., K4, inc. once in next st., knit to end of row.

Work 3 rows in patt. without shaping.

Continue in patt. from Chart, working thumb and palm in stocking stitch and inc. as before in next and every following 4th row until there are 74 sts. on needle.

Work 5 rows in patt. without shaping.

The Thumb

Next row: Work 53 sts. in patt., turn.

Next row: K1, P17, turn, cast on 4 sts.

Using M. only, work 2½ ins. in stocking stitch on these 22 sts., ending with a purl row.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: K4, K2tog, SSK, K6, K2tog, SSK, K4.

2nd row: K1, P16, K1.

3rd row: K3, K2tog, SSK, K4, K2tog, SSK, K3.

Break off wool, run end through remaining sts., draw up and fasten off securely.

With right side of work facing knit up 4 sts. from 4 cast-on sts. at base of thumb, knit across sts. which were left.

Work 17 rows in patt. from Chart and stocking stitch for palm.

The First Finger

Next row: Break off C., K4, (K2tog, K3) six times, K7, turn.

Next row: K1, P15, turn, cast on 4 sts.

Work 2¾ ins. in stocking stitch on these 20 sts. ending with a purl row.

Proceed as follows :

1st row: K1, (SSK, K5, K2tog) twice, K1.

2nd row: K1, P14, K1.

3rd row: K1, (SSK, K3, K2tog) twice, K1.

Finish off as given for Thumb.

The Second Finger

With right side of work facing, join in wool and knit up 4 sts. from 4 cast-on sts. at base of First Finger, K7 , turn.

Next row: K1, P16, turn, cast on 3 sts.

Work 3¼ in in stocking stitch on these 20 sts., ending with a purl row.

Finish off as given for First Finger.

The Third Finger

With right side of work facing, join in wool and knit up 4 sts. from 3 cast-on sts. at base of Second Finger, K6, turn.

Next row: K1, P15, turn, cast on 4 sts.

Work on these 20 sts. as given for First Finger.

The Fourth Finger

With right side of work facing, join in wool and knit up 4 sts. from 4 cast-on sts. at base of Third Finger, K6.

Next row: K1, P15, K1.

Work 2½ ins. in stocking stitch on these 17 sts., ending with a purl row.

Proceed as follows.

1st row: (K1, SSK, K3, K2tog) twice, K1.

2nd row: K1, P11, K1.

3rd row: (K1, SSK, K1, K2tog) twice, K1.

Finish off as given for Thumb.

The Left Hand Glove

Work exactly as given for Right Hand Glove until there are 60 sts. on needle.

Proceed as follows:

Work 2nd to 8th rows incl. from Chart, whilst at same time working 25 sts. in stocking stitch in M. at opposite end of needle.

9th row: K20, inc. once in next st., K2, inc. once in next st., work in patt. to end of row.

Work 3 rows in patt. without shaping.

13th row: K20, inc. once in next st., K4, inc. once in next st., work in patt. to end of row.

Work 3 rows in patt. without shaping.

Continue in patt., inc. as before in next and every following 4th row until there are 74 sts. on needle.

Work 5 rows in patt. without shaping.

The Thumb

Next row: Work 39 sts. in patt., turn, cast on 4 sts.

Next row: K1, P20, K1, turn.

Work on these 22sts as given for Thumb of Right Hand Glove.

With right side of work facing and using M., knit up 4 sts. from 4 cast-on sts at base of Thumb, work across remaining sts. from Chart.

Work 16 rows in patt from Chart and stocking stitch for palm. Break off C.

Proceed as follows:

Next row:P4, (P2tog, P3) six times, purl to end of row.

The First Finger

Next row: K35, turn, cast on 4 sts.

Next row: K1, P18, K1, turn.

Work on these sts as given for First Finger of Right Hand Glove.

The Second Finger

With right side of work facing, knit up 4 sts. from 4 cast-on sts. at base of First Finger, K6, turn, cast on 3 ts.

Next row: K1, P18, K1.

Work on thee 20 sts as given for Second Finger of Right Hand Glove.

The Third Finger

With right side of work facing, knit up 4 sts from 3 cast-on sts. at base of Second Finger, K6, turn, cast on 4 sts.

Next row: K1, P18, K1, turn.

Work on these 20 sts. as given for First Finger of Right H and Glove.

The Fourth Finger

With right side of work facing, knit up 4 sts. from 4 cast-on sts. at base of Third Finger, K7.

Work on these 17 sts. as given for Fourth Finger of Right H and Glove.

Finishing

With a lightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Using a flat seam, sew up thumb, finger and side seams. Finally, press lightly.


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