Father Joseph by Rebecca Hope Osborn

Father Joseph

July 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch
in garter stitch in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
300 yards (274 m)
one size
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This installment in the Liturgical Year Pattern series is based on an old story about a Church Father of the Eastern tradition. Slipped stitches on a garter background form lamps that climb the hand, ending with a tiny flame at each fingertip.

These gloves are surprisingly fast and entertaining to make, and easy to wear. Garter stitch provides plenty of insulation, while the fingering-weight gauge means they are not too cumbersome to work as gloves. The mix of garter stitch and slipped stitches makes this a good choice for even a wild multicolored yarn, but would still look fetching in a solid or semi-solid.