Chiaroscuro Fingerless Gloves by Nyss Parkes
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Chiaroscuro Fingerless Gloves

Knitting
November 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
106 - 130 yards (97 - 119 m)
Small, Medium, Large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Chiaroscuro fingerless gloves
Chiaroscuro - in painting, photography and cinema - strong contrasts between dark and light serving to achieve a sense of depth and volume…

Difficulty
This pattern is rated as challenging - due to the nature of the delicate yarn, and the fiddly-ness of having two magic loops available simultaneously.

Pattern description
This pattern was designed to feature metallic yarn (or other specialty fibres) without the commitment of a full garment. The delicacy of the metallic yarn will affect the durability of the project for every-day wear, but will also produce an individual creation depending on the yarn combinations chosen, like a small work of art.

The gloves are knit from the bottom up, in three sections. The first and third sections involve creating two layers for a shadowed appearance; the middle section involves a cable on the back of the hand creating a vignette effect.

Yarn
Yarn suggestions are show above. Pattern images show yarns:

  • Cleckheaton Country 8 Ply
  • Dairing Wool Stainless C-35

Sizing
Finished measurements:
Small - 6.75” (17cm) around knuckles
Medium - 7” (18cm) around knuckles
Large - 7.5” (19cm) around knuckles

Erratum
If you downloaded or saved this pattern while it was free, unfortunately you will not receive notifications of updates. Please send me a PM if you require v2 of the pattern with the below fix and I’ll be happy to send it through.

18 Nov 2014 - a change to the ‘place thumb sts on hold’ row has been included in pattern PDF (version 2).
Row should read:
Knit 17 [18,19] sts to marker 1, rm, k2, slip 12 [14,16] thumb sts to waste yarn, k2, rm, k to end = 38 [40, 42]