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Tulip Gloves (Vintage)

Tulip gloves knit flat on two needles

The Tulip Gloves are a vintage pattern from the 1940’s. They are sized to fit women and have a clever embossed pattern of tulips knit onto the back of each glove.

This patterns uses old UK needles sizes and fingering weight yarn.

Tulip Time

Knitted on 2 Needles; Charmingly patterned, perfectly shaped

Materials

2 ozs. of 3-ply Hand Knitting Wool. 1 pair No. 13 knitting needles.

Measurements

To fit size 6-1/2 to 7 hand.

Tension

Over the stocking stitch fabric:–9 sts. to 1 inch.

Abbreviations

K. – knit
p. – purl
sts. – stitches
tog. – together
rep. – repeat
inc. – increase
dec. – decrease
beg. – beginning
rem. remains(ing)
cont. – continue
patt. – pattern
sl. – slip
p.s.s.o. – pass slipped stitch over
ins. – inches
m.1 – make 1 (by bringing or leaving the wool forward before a k. st. or winding the wool around the needle before a p. st.)
r.s.f. – right side facing
tbs. – through back of stitches
st.st. – stocking stitch (right side k. wrong side p.)
reverse st.st. – right side p. wrong side k.
R. H. – right hand
L. H. – left hand
moss st. – moss stitch (k.1 p.1 alternatively on an uneven number of stitches)
M. – main shade
L. light shade
D. – dark shade
A. – angora
Y. – yellow
d.c. – double crochet

R. H. GLOVE

Cast on 52 sts. and work in k. 1, p. 1 rib for 2-1/2 ins., inc. into every 8th st. on last row. (58 sts.).

Next Row: K. 6, p. 3, k. 12, p. 3, k. to end.

Next Row: P. 34, k. 3, p. 12, k 3, p. 6. Now work the following patt.:–

1st row: K. 6, * p. 3, k. 4, k. 2 tog., m. 1, k. 2 tog.t.b.s., k. 4, p. 3, * k. to end.

2nd row: P. 34, * k. 3, p. 3, p. 2 tog.t.b.s., drop the made st. of previous row, m. 1, p. 2 tog., p. 3, k. 3, * p. 6.

3rd row: K. 6, * p 3, k. 2, k. 2 tog., drop the made st., m. 1, k. 2 tog. t.b.s., k. 2, p. 3, * k. to end.

4th row: P. 34, * k. 3, p. 1, p. 2 tog.t.b.s., drop the made st., m. 1, p. 2 tog., p. 1, k. 3, * p. 6.

5th row: (The thumb gusset is commenced in this row) K. 6, * p. 3, k. 2 tog., drop made st., m. 1, k. 2 tog.t.b.s., p. 3, * k. 9, inc. into each of the next 2 sts., k. to end.

6th row: P. 36, * k. 3, p. 1; (p. 1, k. 1, p. 1, k. 1,) all into the made st. of previous row but do not sl. the st. off left hand needle, bring wool to front, pass the right hand needle under work and up between the 1st and 2nd dropped sts. pass wool around needle as to purl and draw through on to right hand needle, now place the st. so made on to left hand needle and p. it, k. 1 into loop and leave loop on left hand needle, then (p. 1, k. 1, p. 1, k. 1,) all into the same loop and sl. loop off needle, p. 1, k. 3, * p. 6.

7th row: K. 6, * p. 3, k. 12 into the back of sts., p. 3, * k. to end.

8th row: P. 36, * k. 3, p. 12, k. 3, * p. 6. (The 8 rows for patt. down centre back of hand are indicated between asterisks).

9th row: K. 6, work as from * to * in 1st patt. row, k. 9, inc. into next st., k. 2, inc. in next st., k. to end.

10th row: P. 38, work as from * to * in 2nd patt. row, p. 6.

11th row: K. 6, work as from * to * in 3rd patt. row, k. to end.

12th row: P. 38, work as from * to * in 4th patt. row, k. 6.

13th row: K. 6, work as from * to * in 5th patt. row, k. 9, inc. in next st., k. 4, inc. in next st., k. to end.

14th row: P. 40, work as from * to * in 6th patt. row, p. 6.

15th row: K. 6, work as from * to * in 7th patt. row, k. to end.

16th row: P. 40, work s from * to * in 8th patt. row, k. 6.

Rep. the last 8 rows twice (rows 9 to 16 inclusive) inc. 2 sts. in the thumb gusset in the next and every following 4th row as before and allowing for the extra sts. in the st.st. portion after each repeat. There will now be 7 inc. sts. made at each side of thumb gusset and 72 sts. on needle.

The Thumb

Next row: Work across (Keeping panel of patt. correct) until 23 sts. rem.; turn and cast on 2 sts. and p. 18 back turn and cast on 2 sts. (20 sts.). Work in st.st. on these 20 sts. for 2 ins. (or required length).

Shape Top: (r.s.f.)

NOTE: This shaping applies to the tops of all fingers.

1st row: K., working tog. every 2nd and 3rd st.

2nd row: P.

3rd row: K. 2 tog. all along row. Break off wool, thread through rem. sts. and sew down seam.

With r.s.f. rejoin wool and pick up and k. 4 sts. from base of thumb and work to end of row.

Work 14 more rows across all sts., thus ending with a 7th patt. row and there will be 60 sts. on needle.

Next row: P. 36, k. 3, p. 2, p. 2 tog. p. 4, p. 2 tog. p. 2, k. 3, p. 6 (58 sts.).

First Finger

Next row: K. 37, turn and cast on 1 st. p. 17 back, then turn and cast on 1 st. (18 sts.).

Cont. in st.st. on these 18 sts. for 2-3/4 ins. (or length required).

Shape top as for thumb and sew down seam to base.

Second Finger (r.s.f.)

Rejoin wool and pick up and k. 2 sts. from the base of first finger, k. 9, turn and cast on 1 st. P. 19 back, then turn and cast on 1 st. (20 sts.).

Cont. in st.st. on these 20 sts. for 3 ins. (or length required).

Shape top and sew down seam.

Third Finger (r.s.f.)

Rejoin wool and pick up 3 sts. from base of second finger, k. 6, turn and cast on 1 st. P. 16 back, then turn and cast on 1 st. (17 sts.).

Cont. on these sts. for 2-1/2 ins. (or length required).

Shape top and sew down seam.

Fourth Finger

Rejoin wool and pick up and k. 2 sts. from base of third finger, k. to end. Cont. on these 16 sts. for 2 ins. (or length required).

Shape top and sew down seam of glove.

L. H. GLOVE

Work as for R. H. until ribbing is completed (58 sts.).

The patt. panel is now worked at the opposite side of work.

Next row: K. 34, p. 3, k. 12, p. 3, k. 6.

Next row: P. 6, k. 3, p. 12, k. 3, p. to end.

The next 5 rows will be worked as follows:–

1st row: K. 34, work as from * to * in 1st patt. row, k. 6.

2nd row: P. 6, work s from * to * in 2nd patt. row, p. to end.

3rd row: K. 34, work as from * to * in 3rd patt. row, k. 6.

4th row: P. 5, work as from * to * in 4th patt. row, p. to end.

5th row: (Thumb gusset commences). K. 22, inc. into each of next 2 sts., k. 10, work as from * to * in 5th patt. row, k. 6.

6th row: P. 6, work as from * to * in 6th patt. row, p. 36.

Cont. making increases as on R. H. until the same number of rows have been worked to commencement of thumb and 7 increases have been made at each side.

The Thumb (r.s.f.)

K. 39, turn and cast on 2 sts. P. 18 back, turn and cast on 2 sts. Cont. on these 20 sts. and work and finish off as for R. H.

Rejoin wool and pick up and k. 4 sts from base of thumb. (60 sts.), k. 9, work as from * to * of 1st patt. row, k. 6. Cont. across all sts. for 15 more rows, thus ending with a 7th patt. row.

Next row: P. 6, k. 3, p. 2, p. 2 tog., p. 2, k. 3, p. 36. (58 sts.).

Cont. fingers exactly as for R. H. commencing at position marked First Finger.

Press gloves lightly, taking care not to flatten patt. too much.

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