Captain Florence by Katherine Vaughan
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Captain Florence

Knitting
May 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Women’s S/M (M/L), to fit adult hand circumferences of 6.5-7 (7.5-8)in / 16.5-18 (19-20.5)cm
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My great-great-aunt, an impressive woman who moved with my great-grandmother from Ireland to Mexico in the 19th century, was named for the equally impressive Florence Nightingale of nursing and data visualization fame. My steampunk alter ego is based on their exploits. Knit from the fingers down, these gloves split just below the wrist in a daring reinterpretation of Crimean War calvary officers’ gloves. They’re simple to knit but stunning to wear—fitting for an alter ego or a real one.