Maggie's Gloves by Donna Smith

Maggie's Gloves

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
420 - 500 yards (384 - 457 m)
One size to fit an average adult female hand, but the fingers can be custom made to fit.
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This is my version of my Granny’s gloves - she was constantly knitting and sold whatever she made to shops and agents in Lerwick. She tended to use five colours shading the background of the gloves but I have made these in blocks of three colours. Of course, you can experiment and use as many colours as you like- gloves are an ideal way of using up those scraps of yarn.

The gloves have a twisted rib which looks slightly cabled. Although I have given numbers of rows for the fingers they can be adjusted to suit your own requirements. I often find the little finger too long on the traditional Fair Isle gloves so I have added in a couple of rows to lower the little finger. There are step by step photos showing how to prevent holes between the fingers.

Gauge - The pattern gives the gauge as 30 stitches and 36 rounds over the Fair Isle pattern with size 3mm needles, this is correct but it should say “over 4 inches”.