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Uncommon Gardening Gloves

A knitter/gardener takes matters into her own hands.

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The designer looked in vain for gardening gloves with a comfortable fit; then she tried knitting a pair for herself. She used a washable cotton yarn blended with stretchy elastic to make her gloves snug and flexible. Easy-to-knit side gussets allow lots of room for flexing thumbs. These gloves are practical, but the lace pattern at the cuff makes them good enough (after washing) to wear for tea.
Finished Size: 5 (6, 7)" (12.5 [15, 18] cm) hand circumference, unstretched. Gloves shown measure 12" (30.5 cm).
Yarn: Cascade Fixation (98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic; 110 yd [100 m]/50 g, relaxed): #2550 blue, 2 balls.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rnds = 2" (10 cm) in St st worked in the round, after washing.
Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Spring 2004

SKU: EP1036

Author/Speaker/Editor: Donna Druchunas

Format: eProject