Gillaspie Gothic Gauntlets by Elizabeth Helmich

Gillaspie Gothic Gauntlets

no longer available from 1 source show
July 2008
Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
220 - 260 yards (201 - 238 m)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available from for $6.00.

Winter Doldrums Sale!! Need a new project?? Take 20% off of all patterns currently in the shop (excluding Wildflowers Cardigan) January 26th through February 14th. Simply use the coupon code doldrums during checkout. This sale is good for any new pattern purchase and there is no limit.

These gauntlets were inspired by my husband’s love of medieval armor, in particular, a design by James Gillaspie, in a style that was popular in the 15th century. Though real armor gauntlets were made of steel and worn with a leather glove underneath, I thought this knitted version might be more practical in today’s world.

This is an intermediate pattern, you will need to know the basics of knitting, increasing, decreasing and picking up sts.
There are no cables in this pattern; the chain mail look on the bottom is achieved with slipped sts.

The gauntlets are knitted in the round, at a smaller gauge than suggested for a denser fabric.

There is subtle shaping throughout the pattern for a fitted, detailed look. Size is achieved by using a lighter yarn for the women’s version.

Men’s Gauntlet – 11” long (27.9 cm), 11” at base, 8 ½” at top
Women’s Gauntlet – 10 ½” long (26.7 cm),10” at base, 7 ¼” at top

Men’s version 1 ball (219 yds) Ella Rae Classic yarn – 100% worsted weight wool
Women’s version 3 balls (110 yds each) Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool yarn – dk weight 50% merino, 50% silk (you will need approx. 260 yds)

Errata available, this pattern was updated April 2011. If you purchased before this date, e-mail for an updated version. This is a written pattern, with a small chart given for one section of the gauntlet.