Two pairs of gloves by Patons & Baldwins

Two pairs of gloves

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
Small woman's hand
Flag of English English

MATERIALS

For Deidre, Front cover, top:
I Oz. Light Natural, oddments of Dark Brown (please be aware that the pattern uses another, offensive term for this colour), County Brown, Rust, Turquoise, Corn Yellow and White, PATONS FAIR ISLE Fingering. 1 Set each or four No. 12 and No. 10 BEEHIVE or QUEEN BEE needles with points at both ends.

For Selma, Front cover, bottom:
I Oz. Light Natural, oddments of Larskpur Blue, Powder Blue, Ruby, Crimson, Emerald and White, PATONS FAIR ISLE Fingering. 1 Set each or four No. 12 and No. 10 BEEHIVE or QUEEN BEE needles with points at both ends.

MEASUREMENTS
To lit an average hand

ABBREVIATIONS
K. knit ; P. purl; st.=stitch; tog. together; inc. increase by working into front and back of stitch; dec. decrease by working 2 sts. together; beg. =beginning; alt. alternate; rep.=repeat; patt. pattern; incl. inclusive; ins.= inches.

FAIR ISLE KNITTING
In working designs using two or more colours, we recommend stranding the colours by carrying those not in use loosely across the back of the fabric. Do not strand colours over more than 5 sts. When a loose thread must pass over more than 5
sts., weave it over and under the colour in use at centre point of the sts. it passes over.

HOW TO CHECK YOUR TENSION
Before you knit these designs check your tension carefully. Take a pair of 3.25 mm needles and some Patons Fair Isle Fingering. Cast on 15 sts. and work in stocking stitch - I row knit ; I row purl - for 19 rows. Cast off; press lightly on wrong side. The tension should be 7 1/2 sts. and 91/2 rows to one square inch, and the knitted square
should measure 2 inches each way. If the square is bigger your work is too loose: try a size finer needle. If it is smaller your work is too tight ; try a size coarser needle.

If you knit to the correct tension in stocking stitch, you will knit naturally to the correct tension for any stitch in this book . If you alter the needles to obtain the correct tension in stocking stitch, corresponding alterations must be made to the needles throughout.
Tension measured over Fair Isle pattern should be 8 sts. and 8 rows to one square inch on 3.25 mm needles.