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Riffle is the part of a stream where the flow is shallower and more turbulent. This riffle moves rapidly towards the centre in swirls, and narrows on the back of the hand.
The Riffle gloves can be worked as fingerless mittens or full fingered gloves. They are worked from the cuff up, and feature a fitted thumb gusset and twisted Bavarian cables.
The first 1.5 inch of the cuff is worked flat, and is then joined in the round to create a 1.5” slit on the pinkie side of the cuff.
The cable pattern is worked on both sides of the cuff until the start of the thumb gusset, at which point the palm side of the hand changes to straight stockinette. At the end of the gusset, the thumb stitches are put on a holder and then the rest of the hand is worked in the round, and the fingers are worked individually. The thumb is worked last.
The cable pattern on the back of the hand continues until past the start of the thumb, and then the swirls become half the size for two swirls, and end in a point. As the cable pattern ends, the background becomes stockinette.