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Doodle Gloves

Knitting
November 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in Lice stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Finished hand circumference: 5¼ (5¾, 6¼, 6¾, 7)" / 13.5 (14.5, 16, 17, 18) cm. Shown in size 5¼" (fingerless mitts) and 6¼" (gloves).
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The geometrical pattern for these gloves was inspired by some daft doodling my kids used to do to decorate their hands. The lice-stitch technique used here sprinkles single stitches of contrast color across the background, and is a clever way of carrying your contrasting yarn through the long stretches while working large, non-repeating motifs of colorwork.
You can make these gloves either with fingers or without. And as an added bonus, your kid can have a doodle on his or her hands without having to clean off the marker later.

  • Intermediate difficulty – Knit, purl, colorwork in the round, simple increases and decreases.
  • Finished hand circumference: 5¼ (5¾, 6¼, 6¾, 7)” / 13.5 (14.5, 16, 17, 18) cm. Shown in size 5¼” (fingerless mitts) and 6¼” (gloves).
  • MATERIALS AND NOTIONS 1 skein each of Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 395 yds/361m per 100g skein), Black Currant and Mica. (The pictured mitts were both knit from the above two skeins. I simply reversed which was the MC and which was the CC.) US #1 (2.25mm) set of dpns. Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge. Stitch markers, yarn needle.
  • GAUGE 36 sts and 38 rnds = 4 in / 10cm in Lice pattern.