Ghost Train Gloves by Nyss Parkes

Ghost Train Gloves

May 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
130 - 175 yards (119 - 160 m)
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“Do but listen for a moment to the wind in this unnatural valley while we speak so low” (The Signalman – Dickens)

The straight rib and twisting cable design of these gloves inspired the title and theme of this pattern.

Pattern contains fully written out pattern for

  • knitting gloves in the round (added 9june2011)
  • knitting gloves flat

I have used various 8-12ply yarns with this pattern and as the gloves are ribbed to stretch and fit your hand/wrist any wool of your choosing should work. Pattern contains instructions on how to enlarge.

5mm knitting needles (straight, circ or dpn, whichever you prefer)
A cable needle (or double pointed needle or crochet hook)

Skills Needed
You will want to be confident in knit and purl before starting this pattern. It should be possible to learn the rest on the go.

Links to videos showing these stitches are provided for if you have any having trouble

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • decrease
  • knit into the back of a stitch
  • slip sts onto a cable needle, and knit them off again

Example pattern instruction:
3) k1, (p3, k2) 4 times, C4F, p4, k2, p3, k1
4) same as row 2

Pattern Updates
Oct 18 2011 - fixed some abbreviations and made a little clearer

Nov 6 2010 - wrist shaping removed, thumb tweaked a little

Jun 9 2011 - option for knitting in the round added, photos improved