Dathan gloves by Kate Davies Designs

Dathan gloves

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in 3x1 rib
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1312 yards (1200 m)
one size to fit hand 7-8 in circumference
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Dathan gloves

Stripey, long-length, fingerless gloves in a simple 3x1 rib pattern, allowing you to play with colour in your own way. Dathan is a Gaelic word for colours.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30%
Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
1 ball of each of the following shades: Lochan; Ardlui; Smirr; Campion; Cranachan; Gloamin’; Stockiemuir; Garth; Hare; Bruce; Hirst; Birkin; Horseback Brown; Tarbet; Buckthorn

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small
circumferences
Below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for
working small circumferences
Gauge-size double pointed needles for working fingers
Long gauge-size circular needle for holding finger sts
Waste yarn (for holding thumb stitches)
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
28 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over 3x1 rib in the round.
Use 3mm needle as a starting point for swatching.

Size
To fit average adult hand, with 18-20cm / 7-8in circumference.

Pattern notes
These long fingerless gloves are worked from bottom to top. After 5cm / 2in of 2x2 rib, the gauntlet body is worked in a 3x1 rib pattern following the knitter’s preferred stripe sequence. After thumb stitches are inserted and increased (following a chart), the hand is completed, and each of the four fingers and the thumb are worked separately.