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Vivien Leigh Gloves

Knitting
October 2010
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
32 stitches and 52 rows in stockinette knit flat and in the round after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
7[8] inches (17.8[20.3] cm) hand circumference, but will fit a larger hand circ with negative ease
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The woman of fashion wears hand-knitted gloves to go with every outfit!

-Knitting For All, Illustrated by Margaret Murray and Jane Koster

This collection of gloves was inspired by the glamor of old Hollywood. When men wore suits and fedoras and women didn’t leave home without a feathered hat on their heads and a stylish pair of gloves on their hands.

The whole collection can be purchased for $15.00 here.

This pair, inspired by Viven Leigh, have a ribbon threaded through them which allows you to gather the cuff as Vivien Leigh’s most famous character, Scarlett O’Hara, would have done with her infamous curtains. The wrist slit, when unbottoned, allows the gloves to slide easily over the hand, but when buttoned, shows off slim wrists.

The gloves are meant to fit with no ease for a 7(8)” circumference, but with negative ease, will fit a larger hand circumference. The model shown is a 7” size glove on a 7.5” circumference hand. Hand circumference should be measured as shown here.

Stitches used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, m1, yo, kfb, sl wyif, sl wyib, sl2-p2togtbl.

Notions: stitch markers to mark gusset, tapestry needle for weaving in ends. Scrap yarn or safety pins to hold finger stitches. Four buttons and embroidery floss in a color to correspond with the yarn. 1 yard (91 cm) of ribbon or cord.