These gloves are worked cuff-up in the round, and feature a band of stranded colourwork that glows against the darker background. The thumb is set aside using a technique often referred to as a ‘peasant’ or ‘afterthough’ thumb, where the stitches for the thumb are worked in waste yarn, then worked again in pattern. The waste yarn is picked out leaving live stitches above and below the gap with which to work the thumb.
This pattern features in Issue 67 of Knit Now, which is on sale from 10th October in supermarkets, newsagents and craft stores across the UK. Copies can also be ordered from MoreMags or if you prefer, digital editions are available via PocketMags.