Dragonscale Gloves by Rachel Barlow

Dragonscale Gloves

January 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in htr
3.5 mm (E)
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
S/M, M/L
both US and UK
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Fully updated October 2016:

  • UK and US versions
  • Charts for both gloves
  • stitch counts for all rounds

strong textThis pattern is for a pair of fingerless gloves with a beautiful ‘scale’ pattern across the back of the hand


  • dragon scales cover the back of the hand and curl around the thumb
  • the palm is made using a flatter stitch so that the scales won’t get in the way when typing or hugging hot chocolate mugs
  • shaping in the wrist so they fit snugly
  • the edges are finished with a pretty scallop pattern Wear them over your own gloves when the weather is colder (perfect for using touchscreens)

The pattern is intermediate level.


  • Fingering weight yarn which gives ~360m per 100g eg Madelinetosh sock, Fyberspates Vivacious, Colinette Jitterbug
  • 3.5mm hook (or size required to obtain gauge)
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn to mark the start of each round


The pattern is written for two sizes based on the circumference of the palm, just above the thumb.
S/M fits up to a 19cm circumference
M/L fits up to a 22cm circumference

See the last page of the pattern for help on customising the gloves to fit you perfectly.