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Texel Gloves

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Texel Gloves
Texel Gloves
Texel Gloves
Texel Gloves
Texel Gloves

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Before tackling gloves you should have some experience of knitting fingering weight yarn in the round.

Pattern Description:

Texel is an island in the North Sea and the stitch patterns of these gloves remind me of the waves of the sea. Knit them in sea and beach colours, as shown here, or make it a colourful, abstract pattern. Why not use up all those little leftover bits of wool to make each row of waves a different colour?


32 sts, 44 rows = 10x10cm (4x4") in St st in larger needle size

32 sts, 70 rows = 10x10cm (4x4") in wave pattern in larger needle size

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's XS/S, Women's M, Women's L/Men's S, Men's M/L, for 17, 19, 20.5, 22.5cm (= 6 5/8, 7 3/8, 8 1/8, 8 7/8") glove circumference above thumb, to fit hands of same size or larger. The stitch pattern stretches well to provide a good fit.


  • Fingering weight yarn, such as Regia 4-ply: 100g (420m/460 yards) of main colour (in pictures the colour of the fingers), 50g (210m/230 yards) of second colour
  • 1 set (for ribbed cuff) or 2 sets (for scallop cuff) of 5 DPNs 2.25mm/US size 1 (or any other needles that can be used for knitting in the round)
  • Optional, for a more tapered shape of glove fingers: 1 set of 5 DPNs 2mm/US size 0 (or 0.25mm thinner than main needle size you use to get the correct tension)
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I just love knitting gloves: once you get to the fingers there are so few stitches per round, that another finger is finished in what seems no time at all - giving you a constant sense of ...

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