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#04 Foliage

July 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1370 yards (1253 m)
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Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2008: “Opera-length gloves dramatically cast an exploded intarsia-leaf pattern against a black background. Osborne and Muir used eleven shaded of Lana Grossa/Muench yarns’ luxurious ‘Pashmina,’ a merino/cashmere blend.”

“Long gloves with intarsia leaf design.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Hand circumference 7”/17.5cm
  • Length of cuff 13½“/34cm


  • 2 1¾oz/50g balls (each approx 137yd/125m) of Lana Grossa/Muench Yarns Pashmina (extrafine merino wool/cashmere) in #8 black (MC)
  • 1 ball each in #13 dark charcoal (A), #30 medium charcoal (B), #24 navy (C), #12 taupe (D), #10 burgundy (E), #29 chocolate (F), #28 olive (G, and #25 eggplant (H)
  • One pair each size 3 and 5 (3.25 and 3.75mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Two sizes 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)
  • Stitch markers, bobbins and tapestry needle


  1. When changing colors, twist yarns on WS to prevent holes in work.
  2. Use a separate bobbin for each color section. do no carry yarn across back of work.
  3. Gloves are worked back and forth in rows. Dpns are used to work small number of sts in fingers.