Cassandra's Gloves by Mone Dräger

Cassandra's Gloves

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Knit2, Purl1 rib, relaxed
US 1 - 2.25 mm
382 yards (349 m)
4½ (5¾ , 6¾ )" hand circumference, to fit 6 (7½ , 9)" hand (see Notes). Gloves shown measure 5¾ "
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“My mother is very well & finds great amusement in the gloveknitting, when this pair is finished she means to knit another, & at present wants no other work.”
—Jane Austen, letter to her sister, Cassandra

During the Regency era, gloves were always worn outside the house. They varied in length from above the wrist for day wear to above the elbow for evening wear. These sophisticated gloves, knitted in a fingering-weight yarn, make a great pair for everyday use and will not only keep your fingers warm but will add an elegant touch to your wardrobe.

The gloves are knitted from the cuff up to the fingers. You can choose to work the cable pattern from the charts or from written instructions.

S, M and L to fit hand circumference 15 (18.75, 22.5) cm 6 (7.5, 8.75)”
Please note: These gloves stretch generously due to the all-over ribbing. If hand measurements are between two sizes, make the smaller size to ensure a snug fit.

1 skein of fingering weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 366 m (400 yds) per 100 g
Used in the sample: Shibui Knits Staccato (175 m 191 yds / 50 g 1.76 oz; 70 % Merino, 30 % Silk) in colourway ‘Brick’
2.25 mm / US size 1 DPNs or circular needle(s) for your preferred way to knit in the round
4 stitch markers, cable needle, stich holder or scrap yarn, darning needle

32 sts /42 rnds = 10 cm/4” in knit 2, purl 1 rib, blocked lightly