Kwolek by Helena Bristow


May 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 14 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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This pattern is named for Stephanie Kwolek, brilliant scientist for DuPont who invented Kevlar. This genius woman thought to spin a thin and slippery liquid into fibers, and as a result discovered one of the strongest materials known.

The gauntlets themselves aren’t intended to be made of Kevlar, though they do incorporate a novel approach to constructing fingerless gloves.

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
Finished size: To fit palm circumference of approximately 7” (8”, 9”) around. ‘Small’ size is roughly a women’s medium; ‘Medium’ size is a women’s large/men’s small; ‘Large’ size is a men’s medium.
Gauge: 7 sts and 14 rows = 1” in garter stitch (unblocked)


  • Oink Pigments Targhee Sock or Oink Sport, 1 skein (or appx 200 yds heavy fingering or sport weight yarn). Shown in size S in “Kernel Mustard”
  • Set of 5 US Size 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs
  • 10 (10, 11) stitch markers
  • One safety pin or removable stitch marker