Alexandria Gauntlets by Sarah Alderson

Alexandria Gauntlets

May 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in dc
4.0 mm (G)
273 - 547 yards (250 - 500 m)
S (M, L)
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Crochet a pair of these pretty fingerless mitts to add a touch of elegance to any outfit.
These elegant fingerless mittens were inspired by Catherine of Alexandria, whose martyrdom saw her name given to Catherine wheel fireworks.
The pretty stitch pattern in the cuff these mittens is named after the pattern the fireworks make when lit.

DK weight yarn, shown in:
Long mittens: John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers, 100% merino wool, 250 m (273 yards) in 100g, colour way KN30 (purple), 1 (2, 2) skeins
Short mittens: Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca, 100% alpaca, 233 m (255 yards) in 100g, colourway Graphite (grey), 1 (1, 1) skeins

Crochet stitch marker
Six 1 cm (0.5 inch) buttons

4 mm (US G) crochet hook

18 stitches and 22 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) in double crochet

Small, medium and large, designed to fit with no ease.
To fit palm circumference 18 (20, 23) cm (7 (8, 9) in)

Originally published in Knit Now issue 35.

Quick and Easy Crochet is presented exclusively with issue 35 of Knit Now magazine, on sale 29th May 2014, available from supermarkets, craft shops and newsagents and the More Mags website