Aspires gloves by Elizabeth Felgate

Aspires gloves

Knitting
October 2017
Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash
Just Yarn 100% Merino DK
Cascade Yarns Longwood Sport
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
115 - 186 yards (105 - 170 m)
XS, to fit hand circumference 16.5cm/6.5 in S, to fit 18cm/7 in M, to fit 19 cm/7 ½ in L to fit 20.5 cm/8 in
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You can easily aspire to this beauty, with just knit and purl stitches and a few simple cables, this pattern gives maximum impact for minimum complexity.

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Pattern contains
Pattern is fully written out and also has charts for the back of the hand.

Sizes
Choose a size based on your actual hand circ, the finished gloves have about 2cm/1in of negative ease. Gloves should always be custom fitted where possible so I expect custom hand and finger lengths: full customisation instructions are provided. If you are gift or charity knitting full standard sizes are provided.
XS, to fit hand circumference 16.5cm/6.5 in
S, to fit 18cm/7 in
M, to fit 19 cm/7 ½ in
L, to fit 20.5 cm/8 in

Choose your size based on your hand circumference. Finished gloves have approx. 2cm/ ¾ in negative ease.

Shown in S on hands 17cm in circ.

Needles:

4 mm (US 6) circular needle or correct needle size to achieve gauge, a needle one mm/2 US sizes smaller for the cuff and fingers, and a needle between these sizes for tapering fingers (optional). I used smaller needles than this as I am a looser that average knitter).
You can use DPNS if you prefer. Pattern is needle neutral, but you may substitute your preferred method for small circumference knitting.

Gauge:
26 stitches and 29 rounds over 10cm/4 in over main cable rise pattern. 25 sts over stockinette.

Skills required:
Knitting in the round
decreasing
cables

Notions

tapestry needle to weave in ends.
cable needle

Yarn and yardage
My sample is in Rico Designs Essentials Merino DK. You may substitute any DK yarn with which you can achieve gauge and several similar yarns are suggested above as possible substitutes.

Yardage is for guidance only.

Gloves
XS:115yds/105m
S:140yds/125m
M:155yds/145m
L:185yds/170m