Wartime Fingerless Gloves by Penelope Hemingway

Wartime Fingerless Gloves

December 2010
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 345 yards (274 - 315 m)
One size (female medium)
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This pattern is available for free.

This pattern is one I heavily adapted from the anonymous “Knitted Comforts For Servicemen” leaflet, published during WW2 in England, by Leech-Way Yarns. The original version can be found here.

I am using a heavier weight wool, and fundamentally chanegd the method of working the thumb and fingers. The end result looks pretty well the same, but is made quite differently.

I used one size needles throughout, and improvised by adding in a stripe of another colour of 5 ply Guernsey yarn.

There are no charts to follow, and I have simplified the construction.