Paestum, Fingerless Gloves
Paestum, is a beautiful place, rich in historical and cultural meaning. Nestled beside the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Italian region of Campagna, this UNESCO world heritage site is home to the oldest Greek temples outside of Greece. These three grand designs with Doric style pillars are surrounded by the legendary Roses of Paestum, pine trees, and fields of artichokes. These gloves pay small tribute to this magical place with their simple, clean lines, Pine Tree Lace and a single blossom on each hand.
Classically elegant, perfect for everyday, or for your next great adventure.
Knit in the round using a set of 4 double pointed needles. The cuff edge can be worked in either ribbing or in garter stitch. Garter stitch has more give and will result in a wavier edge due to the structure of the lace that follows it.
The Pine Tree Lace is worked to the wrist, then garter stitch and an alternate rib is used for the hands. A single flower adorns each thumb gusset and more ribbing and garter stitches finish the edges. No seams to sew and simple stitches throughout. Both hands are the same, so a relatively quick and easy knit.
The pattern is written as one size, larger sizes can be achieved by using larger needles, and slightly thicker yarn. Recommended larger sizes are 2.25 or 2.5 mm needles. Be sure to do a gauge swatch.
Gloves shown were made with 42g of 4 ply pure Peruvian Alpaca in an unnamed shade of deep cobalt blue. Delightful!
The last photograph is made with my first handspun Blue Faced Leicester - natural mid tones, spun on an Enid Ashcroft Turkish Spindle, then 2 plied. The resultant weight was perfect fingering/sock weight and worked up beautifully!