Brigid's Lie by Joan Forgione

Brigid's Lie

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October 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
0 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
2.25 mm (B)
450 yards (411 m)
• Small (Medium, Large) • Circumference of hand measured above thumb: 7 (7½, 8)” / 17.5 (18.75, 20)cm
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Brigid’s Lie is a pair of classic dress gloves, elegant and functionally warm. They feature a central “spade” panel surrounded by a “web” and a side button closure. A classic ‘40s accessory, these are perfect for meeting with your private detective, lunch with the ladies, going to church or for your indictment appearance. The gloves are constructed in the round from wrist to fingertip.

I’m a fan of old movies and “The Maltese Falcon” is one of my favorites. Brigid O’Shaughnessy — femme fatale and damsel in distress all rolled into one — is the “dame,” playing both sides against the middle. Sam Spade, private detective, is only slightly smitten.

The lace pattern is both written and charted.

Originally published by The Sanguine Gryphon as Lizabeth Scott gloves.

• Small (Medium, Large)
• Circumference of hand measured above thumb: 7 (7½, 8)” / 17.5 (18.75, 20)cm

Both pairs of gloves shown in size Medium.

• 1 skein The Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga!
80% Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon
424 yds / 388 m / 4 oz

Shown in color Ambush Bug (mauve)


• 1 skein Cascade Heritage Silk
85% Merino, 15% silk
437 yds / 400 m / 100g

Shown in color 5607 (red)


• 425 yds / 390m fingering weight yarn

US 0 (2 mm)*

*Double-pointed, 32” / 80cm circulars or two shorter circulars, as preferred, to work in the round.

• size B (2.25mm) crochet hook
• waste yarn
• stitch markers (3)
• tapestry needle
• 2 buttons

Skills Used
• decreasing
• knitting in rows
• knitting in the round
• reading charts (optional)