#23 Opera Gloves / Expanding Cable Gloves (Snow Maiden Gloves) by Elli Stubenrauch

#23 Opera Gloves / Expanding Cable Gloves (Snow Maiden Gloves)

January 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 49 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 1 - 2.25 mm
555 yards (507 m)
One Size (to fit 7.5" hand circ. with .25" negative ease)
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2008/09: “Long gloves are the season’s it accessory. This exquisite opera-length pair by Elli Stubenrauch is knit from fingertip to elbow in Louet North America’s ‘Gems Fingering.’ The twisted-stitch cable pattern grows larger as it travels up the arm and disappears into the ribbed band.”

“Skin tight opera-length gloves, knitted from fingertip to elbow, with a cable pattern worked in twisted stitches running the length of the arm.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Hand circumference 7.25”/18.5(21)cm
  • Length (from wrist to cuff) 12.75”/32.5cm


  • 3 1.75oz/50g hanks (each approx 185yd/169m) of Louet North America, Gems Fingering (superwash merino wool) in #90 paisley
  • 2 sets (10) size 1 (2.25mm) double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle and stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle


  1. The gloves are knit from fingertip to cuff with the cast-on and first rows worked flat, and the resulting sts joined for circular knitting in the foll rnd.
  2. All five fingers are worked first and moved to spare dpns until they are needed.

Pages: 76 & 109-110.