Double Gloves by Ann Weaver

Double Gloves

no longer available from 1 source show
September 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
285 - 350 yards (261 - 320 m)
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Out of print. This pattern was available for free.

If you’ve never made gloves with fingers before, this is a perfect first pattern. The gloves are interchangeable, meaning no worries about “front” and “back” sides as you work, sizing is achieved through going up or down a needle size, and once the cuff is finished the gloves are all stockinette.

When I saw photos of the Fall 2008 Missoni show, (online here: I could not take my eyes off what I immediately dubbed the “double glove,” the opera length knit gloves worn with sleeveless garments and loose sleeves, made in unexpected color combinations. While I love the drama of this length, a glove like this with fingers is not particularly practical for cool weather everyday wear. For my adaptation, I decided to maintain the trendy color combination (Grey and Yellow, does it get better? I don’t think so) and clean geometry, while shortening the length for wear with fall and winter coats and sweaters. I also “nested” the cuff inside the main glove to enhance my initial impression that these were “double gloves”.