Motorcycle Chica Gloves by Erica Good
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Motorcycle Chica Gloves

Knitting
May 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 yards (137 m)
7½" hand circumference, to fit a woman's medium hand

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2007: “When Erica Good saw the fitted leather biking gloves Gwen Stefani wore in a No Doubt music video, then she saw them shortly after in an old Grace Kelly movie, she kniw it was time to come up with a knitted version of this classic accessory. These gloves, made in mercerized cotton, are embellished with a single button. Erica lives in Pennsylvania, works at a bookstore, blogs at www.xanga.com/gogh_gurl, and knits in a big comfy chair. She’s twenty-one years old.”

“No one ever said that Motorcycle Chica Gloves had to be black leather. Why not knit them up in periwinkle cotton? ‘When I design a project, I start with a general idea of what I want the piece to look like and then plunge right in. Sometimes I’m not sure if a design idea is possible to knit until I actually get down and start. Not until the final stitch is bound off an I sure that I won’t think of a better way to do it,’ says Erica Good.”

Finished Size: 7½“ hand circumference, to fit a woman’s medium hand.

Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Thread, Size 3 (100% mercerized cotton; 150 yd 137 m): #0175 warm blue, 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Coats & Clark.

Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

Notions: Waste yarn in similar weight; tapestry needle; two 3/8” buttons.

Note: Gloves are worked in rows initially, creating the opening on the back of the hand. After the thumb gusset is shaped (at beginning of right-side rows of right glove, and end of right-side rows for left glove), the work is joined and worked in the round.