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Lake Park Gloves

Knitting
January 2007
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
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Pattern Description from Marnie MacLean.com: “Like the Hooray For Me Gloves, these gloves stop mid finger for maximum dexterity. I love to wear these gloves while walking Panda to, where else, Lake Park. With my fingers free, I can easily adjust my iPod, or give Panda a nice scratch behind the ears, but the gloves gives me just enough warmth to keep out the Portland winter chill. These employ the same stitch pattern as the Lake Park Hat, but are worked at a tighter gauge.

I’ve used my own handspun fiber, however, you don’t have to be a spinner to make this pattern. You can substitute any variegated sock weight yarn to get great results.

If you want to use handspun, but your yarn is a little thicker, I’ve offered suggestions for customizing the fit. You’ll see them indented and italicized like this:

*Customization directions look like this.*

About the Fiber: Merino Viscose blend from Chameleon Colorworks in colorway, Autumn Spun as a 2 ply, sock weight yarn

Supplies:

  • US #2 needles DPNs
  • About 35 grams of sock weight yarn.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Smooth undyed, cotton waste yarn for lifelines and provisional cast on
  • Crochet hook for provisional cast on, if desired

Sizes: Should comfortably fit a hand from 6-8 inches around palm of hand. There are instructions for modifying for your gauge and specific sizes. Once you know the basic constructions, you’ll find that you can easily adjust for a custom fit.