InGENEous Fingerless Gloves by Sabine Kastner

InGENEous Fingerless Gloves

May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
175 - 191 yards (160 - 175 m)
M, L
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This pattern can be purchased together with its sister design InGENEous Mittens for just 6$ (no coupon code required, previous purchases apply).

Are you a science lover marveling at the clever form and function of DNA? A Science Fiction fan fascinated by the (hypothetical) possibilities of cloning? A knitter who enjoys an interesting knit with asymmetrical cables and little Vikkel braids? Then this design is for you!

The cable panel on the back of the hand is shaped like a DNA strand, the carrier of our genes; the palm is worked in stocking stitch with comfortable thumb shaping.

Skills required: Knitting and purling in the round, increases and decreases, working cables over three and four stitches, and working Vikkel braids. Cabling techniques are explained in the Techniques section; Vikkel braids are both described in words and shown in a step-by-step photo tutorial.

The DNA cable panel is charted.

Glove circumference (unstretched):
17 cm/6¾’’ (M), 19.5 cm/7¾’’ (L)
18.5 cm/7¼’’ (M), 20 cm/8’’ (L)
Instructions for adjusting the pattern to slightly smaller hands are provided.

Your download includes a separate PDF file with a stand-alone chart of the cable panel on a reverse stocking stitch background. You don't need this second PDF to make the gloves pictured, but you can use it to design your own projects with this pattern.

Thank you to Jo Torr for technical editing