Lovelace by Heather Wielding


February 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
250 - 284 yards (229 - 260 m)
XS, S, M
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Plain gloves are practical and easy to make. They’re also a bit boring. To bring a touch of luxury to my winter, I created an intricate glove pattern for everyday wear.

Lovelace is a snug-fitting pattern featuring rows of lace, rib, cables, and an Indian thumb gusset embellished with a cable. The gloves are worked partly in reverse stockinette which makes the inside soft and smooth.

Lovelace gloves are available in three sizes. Each size is worked on different sized needles with sport weight yarn. For larger sizes, though, you may want to pick a light worsted or even worsted weight yarn to compensate upping the needle size.

The model gloves are made with a sport weight mystery yarn. This style can be worked with any kind of material as long as the gauge matches. Choose a soft wool blend for winter, or a cotton for spring and summer! As a bonus feature, the pattern includes quick instructions on how to work a fingerless version of Lovelace.

This pattern is partly recipe-style: as every hand has a different size, you are required to try the glove on to determine when to start working on fingers. The pattern has charts, which do not come in written form. Difficulty level for this pattern is intermediate: you will need to know the basics of cabling and glove construction, and be able to read charts.

XS: 2” x 2” = 14 stitches and 18 rows of reverse stockinette
S: 2” x 2” = 12 stitches and 16 rows of reverse stockinette
M: 2” x 2” = 10 stitches and 14 rows of reverse stockinette

Maximum circumference of palm
XS: 7”
S: 7.5”
M: 7.8”

Length of cuff
XS: 2”
S: 2.4”
M: 2.8”

Length of thumb gusset:
XS: 3.6”
S: 3.9”
M: 4.2”

The Lovelace pattern has been test knit.