Little Shell Fingerless Gloves by Heather Dyer

Little Shell Fingerless Gloves

by Heather Dyer
January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
98 - 115 yards (90 - 105 m)
Ladies S-L
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This is a simple lace fingerless glove pattern that can be worked up in a worsted or aran weight yarn. Yardage is 98 yards to 115 yards depending on your tension, waste yarn, and whether you alter the pattern to add extra pattern repeats. You will need about 2 yards of scrap cotton yarn to set up the afterthought thumb.

The pattern is worked in the round on size 7 DPNs

The gauge is 5 sts. per inch.
The pattern is worked on 36 stitches (but really just 16 of them) over 4 rows/rounds.

The finished glove fits Ladies’ hands S-L but do see the notes below on changes that can be made to help alter the fit.

I made a few additions to the pattern to reflect my test knitters’ feedback. For larger ladies’ hands, do add on one extra pattern repeat before beginning the top ribbing. For individuals with very slender arms do one extra repeat at the beginning as the length may fall a little short and have a looser cuff.
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