Painter's Fingerless Gloves by Kathryn Alexander

Painter's Fingerless Gloves

Knitting
September 2001
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in color pattern in the round on smaller needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
232 - 248 yards (212 - 227 m)
7-1/2" (19 cm) around
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.
Errata available: interweave.com

Interweave SKU: EP2536

The painterly quality of these gloves comes from working with two colors on most rows, then, when a color change is called for, changing only one color at a time to create subtle color blending. Make the gloves with a plain cuff or with the I-cord cuffs. Both pairs are worked in the round, with no shaping (nothing to distract you from concentrating on your colorwork), from cuff to fingers, with time taken out for the thumb. (Interweave)

Finished Size:

Gloves with I-cord cuffs: About 7 1/2” (19 cm) around and 11 1/2” (29 cm) long from cuff to end of fingers.

Gloves with straight cuffs: About 7 1/2” (19 cm) around 11” (28 cm) long.

Yarn: Paternayan Persian Yarn (100% wool; 8 yd [7.4 m]/1/5 oz: 1 skein each of the following colors.

Gloves with I-cord cuffs: #301, #321, #340, #401, #482, #512, #521, #602, #612, #630, #651, #662, #675, #693, #698, #700, #710, #721, #740, #750, #832, #833, #852, #862, #882, #891, #911, #912, #921.

Gloves with straight cuffs: #211, #301, #302, #321, #323, #332, #342, #502, #513, #522, #532, #534, #553, #561, #604, #611, #634, #652, #698, #701, #727, #742, #833, #862, #873, #891, #902, #912, #921, #932, #953.

Small amount of waste yarn.

Yarn Weight: #3 - Light

Needles: Cuff and Hand—Size 2 (2.75 mm): Set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Fingers and thumb—Size 2.5 (3.0 mm): Set of 5 dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle

Gauge: 30 sts and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm) in color patt worked in the round on smaller needles, and using only one strand of the 3-strand yarn.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits Fall 2001