West wind gloves - knit on dpn by Sarah Sutherland

West wind gloves - knit on dpn

Knitting
February 2009
25 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
280 - 560 yards (256 - 512 m)
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This pattern is the same as “West Wind Gloves - knit on two needles,” but knit in the round.

Because if winter is coming can spring be far behind?

The winter solstice is the time when light and summer start coming back into the world. The solstice of course happens in midwinter, but, especially in more northern (or southern) climes, the return of the light can seem to take an inordinately long time. Sometimes it makes us feel better to wear clothing that anticipates the season, but it is still too cold to benefit from the convenient resort collections in the stores – for those in that situation I offer the West Wind Gloves.

Knit in a spring like green and twined in vine-like cables these gloves will keep you warm and help you imagine tendrils and vines growing in your garden, and unlike wisteria there is no need to keep an eye on them as they will not overgrow your house or take over disused rooms when you aren’t paying attention

Difficulty:
Intermediate

Finished measurements
Palm circumference: 7.5 inches19cm
Gauntlet length from cuff to end of middle finger: 12 inches30cm
Wrist length from cuff to end of middle finger: 8 inches20cm

Materials
Brooklyn Handspun Instant Gratification 100% superwash merino wool; 280 yards/256m per approx. 100g skein; color: Kinda Camo; 1 2 skeins
1 set US #2/2.75mm straight needles
Cable needle
Stitch markers