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Augarde

Knitting
October 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 225 yards (183 - 206 m)
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Adrienne Augard (who wore opera gloves with panache) might well have donned these lacy gauntlets. Though they cover your arms to the elbow, their linen/acrylic blend keeps them from being too hot for late summer or early fall. They also work well in a more wool oriented yarn – if chill chasing is in order.

Versatile enough to go from High School Hallways to elegant evenings on the town (depending on your yarn choice), Augarde is s deft step away from super-fine yarns means that you can make your statement with very little notice. As with the opera gloves of yore, these gauntlets don’t expect that the stretchy nature of their ribbed lace will be enough to handle the shaping of your forearm – they’re designed to hug but not cling, and use actual shaping, along with a fitted thumb gusset, to accommodate your arm.

Gauge: 21 st and 30 rows = 4” over stockinette
15 st and 30 rows = 4” over central lace panel – unstretched
13 st and 30 rows = 4” over central lace panel after trying on a few times