Vintage Beaded Gloves by Betty Christiansen

Vintage Beaded Gloves

October 2005
DK (11 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
292 yards (267 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Pattern description from Handknit Holidays: “These ladylike gloves were inspired by a pair Betty Christiansen found in an antique store in St. Paul, Minnesota. They hark back to the days when women, like her grandmother, didn’t leave the house without matching hats and gloves, especially for holiday social occasions. This pair is designed flat, without a gusset, so they look as pretty and ladylike draped in the hand as they are on it. While delicate-looking, the alpaca and silk yarn they are knit with makes them sturdy and warm as well as luxurious. A mock-cable cuff and simple beading add a little holiday dazzle.”

Finished Measurements: To fit: Small (Medium, Large) 7 (7.5, 8)“ hand circumference


  • Blue Sky Alpaca Alpaca & Silk (50% alpaca / 50% silk; 146 yards / 50 grams): 2 balls all sizes
  • Shown in book in #133 blush with amethyst bugle beads and cream pearls.


  • One set of five double-pointed needles (dpn) size US 1 (2.25 mm)
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Waste yarn, yarn needle, sewing thread, beading needle, 36 (3 mm) pearl beads, 92 (6 mm) bugle beads.