Fern Spiral Fingerless Gloves by Lynne Vogel

Fern Spiral Fingerless Gloves

by Lynne Vogel
February 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
275 - 300 yards (251 - 274 m)
One size fits all
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This pattern has been newly revamped, corrected, and is now available with charts. If you have already purchased, you will receive a link to download the new version. Please do so! It’s beautiful!

These two abbreviations were not included in some version s:
LLIP = lifted left increase purled: with left needle lift the stitch below the stitch just worked, and purl it. 1 stitch increased.
LRIP = lifted right increase purled: with right needle, lift the stitch below the next stitch and purl it. 1 stitch increased.

These are so easy and fun to knit, as easy as lace gets, really. Knit it with or without the nups (without nups is even easier). The stitch pattern spirals in opposite directions on each hand. I’ve listed this as a pattern for sport weight yarn but it looks great in anything from sport down to fingering. Actually, I’d love to see it knit in lace for an openwork look.
Sport yarn or even a light dk gives you a cushy soft and warm glove, whereas sock yarns such as Ashland Bay’s LaGrande used here in the grey gloves (dyed with wine in an iron pot) gives a more spring/easter season glove. I think it would be tres elegant in a fingering with cashmere like Bugga! or Sweet Georgia, and so soft in Malabrigo Finito. If you have small or narrow hands, knit on needles US 2/2.75mm or even on US 1.5/2.50mm. I can knit these in about 4 or 5 evenings easily. Really fun and easy to memorize.

find sister pattern “Fern Spiral Socks” here

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