Knitted Scale Mail Gloves
A simple pattern for scale mail gloves, worked entirely in knit stitches and slightly modified knit stitches (photo tutorial for the technique included) to knit the scales right into the fabric of the gloves.
The pattern additionally includes a blank grid with instructions for if you wish to knit more than one colour of scale into your gloves in a specific pattern. This chart is not needed if you are only using one colour of scale.
The pattern includes two lengths, and four sizes of gloves;
6 1/2 or 9 inches long from base of the fingers down the arm (approximate)
Small, Medium, Large and X Large hand sizes fitting from 6 1/2 to 9 inches measured around the hand at the base of the fingers.
300 (for 6 1/2 inch) or 400 (for 9 inch) scales
any small scale from TheRingLord.com is suitable (any approx 9/16” by 7/8”leaf shaped scale with 5mm hole should also do)
large scales will not work for this pattern
Yarn - 100g of aran, worsted, or the narrower chunky yarns work well with the scales (adjust the needle size to achieve gauge)
The given gauge is on a plain piece of garter stitch, without any scales