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anastasiaknits on craftsy.com
Woodbridge, Virginia

I'm afraid I developed an obsession with knitting and crocheting Barbie tube tops when I was little. Fortunately, I outgrew the tube tops (in more ways than one) and I've since expanded my horizons ...

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Primrose Fingerless Gloves

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Primrose Fingerless Gloves
Primrose Fingerless Gloves
Primrose Fingerless Gloves

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • backwards loop cast on
  • pick up and knit stitches

Pattern Description:

Inspired by John Donne's poem, "The Primrose", these dainty gloves will ward off Winter's chill with fond hopes of Spring and true love. The gloves begin with a very feminine pleated cuff that is both easy to make and elegant in appearance. The palm of the glove features an asymmetrical thumb gusset for a contoured fit. I chose a yarn with tonal color repeats to add interest to the stockinette stitch palm, but the gloves adapt well to most sock yarns, even the self-striping ones.

Wearing these gloves makes me feel like I should be sitting in a Parisian cafe, sipping an espresso. It's truly ironic, therefore, that the cover picture for the pattern features an empty espresso cup. Clearly I need more caffeine in my life.


32 sts and 48 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 7" hand circumference (unstretched)


  • 182 yds Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Collection, Petals (fingering weight sock yarn)
  • Set of five Size 1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles