Opera by Barrington Knits


January 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in small circumference 2x2 rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
284 yards (260 m)
S (L) to fit adult hand 15-16.5cm / 7-7½in (20.5-21.5cm / 8-8½in) circumference
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Long-length cabled gauntlets, perfect for a chilly evening out.

Kate Davies Designs Àrd Thìr (60% Highland Wool; 40% Alpaca; 65m / 71yds per 50g skein)
Firemore: 4 x 50g skeins

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Waste yarn (for holding thumb stitches) or stitch holder
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

20 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm / 4in over 2x2 rib. Use 4.5mm / U.S. 7 needle as a starting point for swatching.

S (L) to fit adult hand 15-16.5cm / 7-7½in (20.5-21.5cm / 8-8½in) circumference

Special techniques
Long-tail in-pattern cast on

Pattern notes
These long gauntlets are worked from bottom to top. After a 2x2 rib cuff, the gauntlet body is worked, following a charted cable pattern for the back of the hand with 2x2 rib continuing over the palm. A thumb gusset is inserted and shaped and, after the top of the gauntlet is finished in 2x2 rib, the thumb stitches are picked up and completed.