Parthenocissus Gloves by Raven Knits Design

Parthenocissus Gloves

Knitting
November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
39 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 ribbing **unstretched**
130 - 160 yards (119 - 146 m)
S-M (6"-7.5"), L-XL (8"-9.5")
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Named for the genus that produces such familiar vining plants as Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy and Grape Woodbine, the inspiration for these fingerless gloves is the bare vining tendrils in winter, set against the slats of a wooden fence. These gloves are a great compliment to the cowl, leg warmers and hat of the same name.

These fingerless gloves include a fingerless mitten option, and are written for knitting in cozy worsted weight yarn. The 2x2 ribbing is super stretchy, expanding and contracting to fit a wide range of hands in just two sizes. Standard length instructions are included, but length is easily adapted for a more customized fit.

To determine size, measure the circumference of your palm just below the knuckles of your fingers and above the thumb.

Gauge given is for the ribbing in its relaxed state, with only the knit stitches showing. The finished result will look narrow compared to its actual fit.


  • knit in the round at a small circumference, using the needles and techniques you prefer in the size you need to make gauge
  • recommend 2 unique stitch markers, one to mark the start/end of rounds, one to mark the increases for the thumb gussets

A great gift knit, requiring only a single skein of worsted weight yarn. Aran or DK weight yarn may be substituted, with appropriate needle adjustment to make gauge. Changing the weight of the yarn used will affect yardage required.