Conrad's Gloves by Freddie Robins

Conrad's Gloves

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
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This pattern is available for free.

’Conrad’ is a character from the 19th century book of cautionary tales, Struwwelpeter, by Dr Heinrich Hoffmann. Conrad’s mother warns Conrad that if he continues to suck his thumbs the scissor-man will come and cut them off. He ignores her warnings and ‘Snip! Snap! Snip!’ he loses his thumbs.

Additional yarn information This pattern calls for 50g (2 oz. skein) of 4-ply (fingering weight) wool yarn and a small amount of red mohair for the top of the cut off thumb.

Additional materials You will need a large darning needle. A wire brush for brushing up the mohair is recommended.