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Living in Maine, knitting seems like the best art form of all. The cold winters, cool summer nights, the wealth of fiber farms, and the beautiful landscape inspire me to the needles, to soft fibers, ...

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Rock Opera Gloves

from Rebecca Zicarelli Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Rock Opera Gloves
Rock Opera Gloves
Rock Opera Gloves
Rock Opera Gloves
Rock Opera Gloves

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, slip stitches

Pattern Description:

Bias knit fingerless glove are knit flat in garter stitch, in panels separated and edged by double-knit seam lines, using the magic of garter stitch: two rows equals one stitch.

These gloves are worked from the palm down to a dramatic point at the elbow, and showcase wonderful hand-paint yarns. Buttons from the wrist to the elbow increase the drama, perfect when you want to star in your own rock opera.

Tech-editor, Kristen TenDyke says:
Throughout the pattern Rebecca uses some really ingenious ways of shapingthings I've never seen beforethat work perfectly for what she wants to achieve. Some of my favorites are her I-Cord and Seam-stitch Bind-off techniquesreally clever ways of maintaining the seam stitches along the edge while binding off stitches!


20 stitches and 40 rows to 4"/10 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 51/2 (6, 61/2, 7, 71/2)". To Fit Hand Measuring: 61/2 (7, 71/2, 8, 81/2)"


  • 310 yds. DK weight yarn, US 4/3.50 mm needles, scrap yarn for lifelines, 10 locking stitch markers/5 each in two colors, regular stitch markers, tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 16 buttons (if sewn to glove), 32 buttons for cuff-link style removable buttons

Suggested yarn:

310 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Rastita



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