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Wintergreen Gloves

Knitting
September 2009
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in two-color stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
Circumference, 7"; Length, 7"
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These cute fingerless gloves are inspired by traditional Selbu mittens. The construction differs from the historical mittens and uses a thumb gusset on the side of the hand instead of a gusset on the palm, but the motifs are all taken from traditional patterns. I can’t decide if the main motif reminds me of hearts, mint leaves, or snowflakes. These gloves only use five colors (and the background color doesn’t change) so they’re simpler than my other fingerless glove patterns! I love knitting these style gloves. They seem to knit up faster than other projects, probably because the pattern changes every row- it’s very addicting! And there’s no fingers to mess with. I’ve found that wearing these over a thin glove liner is just about perfect for Seattle mornings and of course they’re great for typing in cold offices or computer rooms.

Errata
11/7/09- Fixed column numbers along the bottom of the charts; numbers now count correctly by 5’s instead of “5, 10, 11, 15.” Fixed written instructions to Round 39.
12/9/09- Fixed gauge error.
1/26/10- Fixed decrease round before Top Ribbing; “k2tog, k6” has been changed to “k2tog, k5”