Opera by Barrington Knits

Opera

Knitting
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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Opera

Long-length cabled gauntlets, perfect for a chilly evening out.

Yarn
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

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

Sizes
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.