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Elegant Gloves

Knitting
October 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
600 - 654 yards (549 - 598 m)
101⁄4 (103⁄4, 12)" upper arm circumference, 71⁄4 (8, 81⁄4)" hand circumference, and 131⁄2 (141⁄4, 141⁄2)" long from CO edge to wrist.

Long gloves were a fashion staple during the Regency era. They reached above the elbow but often slipped down and pooled around the wrist. Sometimes the tops were held up with garters or ribbons.
These elegant gloves start at the top with delicate scallops. A lace pattern creates a long-stemmed flower down the length of the arm and terminates on the back of the hand. A pretty ribbon threaded through garter-stitch eyelets helps hold them up.

FINISHED SIZE 101⁄4 (103⁄4, 12)” upper arm circumference, 71⁄4 (8, 81⁄4)” hand circumference, and 131⁄2 (141⁄4, 141⁄2)” long from CO edge to wrist. Gloves shown measure 103⁄4” at upper arm and 141⁄4” long.
YARN Regia Silk 4-ply (55% Merino, 25% nylon, 20% silk; 218 yd 199 m/13⁄4 oz 50 g): #001, white, 3 skeins for all sizes.
Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
NEEDLES Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch hold- ers; tapestry needle; 21⁄2 yd (2.5 meters) ribbon 1⁄4” (6 mm) wide.
GAUGE 28 sts and 44 rnds = 4” in St st and chart patts.