Alfredo Gloves by Suzanne Stallard
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Alfredo Gloves

Knitting
July 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in stocking stitch following chart knit in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
140 - 210 yards (128 - 192 m)
xs, s, m, l
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This pattern is inspired by my trips to visit my parents in Portugal, where I knit with my mum. I am inspired by the tilework, the colours on the exteriors of the buildings and my camera and sketchbook are always full of different architectural delights and the patterns. I made my first pair of Alfredos after being inspired on the very day that I first saw Restaurante Alfredo

Recommended Yarn:
The yarn is hand dyed by Skein Queen, Squash, fingering/ 4ply (14 wpi) UK merino yarn, dyed in the UK. Machine wash on cool cycle
http://skeinqueen.co.uk

This pattern is suitable for beginner- intermediate knitters, wanting to start with colourwork.
Skills:
Chart reading
Knitting in the round using either Magic Loop or DPN’s
Stranded knitting

Finished Size:
(xs) 16.5cms/ 6.5 inches long and 13cms/5-5.5 inches wide,
(s) 19cms/ 7.5 inches long and 15-16cms/6.-6.5 inches wide,
(m) 21.5cms/ 8.5 inches long and 16-17cms/6.5-7 inches wide,
(l) 23cms/ 9 inches long and 19-20cms/7.5 - 8 inches wide

To determine your size, wrap a flexible tape measure around the knuckles of your dominant hand, excluding the thumb, and find the circumference

Gauge, stocking st unblocked following the chart in the round = 2” / 5cm
(xs) 22sts / 22 rows (s) 20 sts / 20 rows
(m) 18 sts / 18 rows (l) 16 sts / 16 rows

Needles and notions:
(xs) 2mm for edging, 2.5mm (s) 2.25mm for edging, 2.75mm
(m) 2.5mm for edging, 3mm (l) 2.75mm for edging, 3.25mm
This pattern is knit on a circular needle using the Magic Loop technique. You can alternatively use either the 2 circular needle method or set of 5 DPN’s.
Blunt tapestry needle
Marker (pm)
Scrap yarn

Yarn
(xs) MC 18g/80yds CC 15g/ 65yds (s) MC 20g/88yds CC 16g/70yds
(m) MC 23g/100yds CC 20g/88yds (l) MC 25g/105yds CC 23g/100yds

The pattern is a 4 page PDF, one page of which is a colour chart