Snowball Gloves by Rebecca Blair
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Snowball Gloves

September 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
369 yards (337 m)
7 (8, 9)" hand circumference above the thumb; finger length is adjustable
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These cozy gloves feature a quick hit of stranded colourwork at the cuff, followed by plain stockinette for relatively quick and easy knitting. The colourwork pattern is inspired by the snowball quilt block, which is assembled from an octagon and four quarter-square triangles; when a collection of snowball blocks are arranged into a grid, they look much rounder than the individual blocks appeared. This knitted rendition is elaborated with small fleur-de-lis motifs at the centre of each snowball and at the intersections between “blocks” to prevent too-long stretches of a single colour.

For all sizes, you’ll need two skeins of City Tweed DK in the main colour, and one in the contrast colour. The sample is shown in Lemon Curd (MC) and Brocade (CC).

Skills required are: knitting and purling; working in the round; stranded colourwork using two colours; casting on using the cable and backwards loop methods; increasing using m1L and m1R; decreasing using ssk and k2tog; and following a colourwork chart.