Working in Washington, D.C. involves a fair number of frustrations, but I can't deny that it also provides much inspiration. As I made my way down 17th Street from the subway one morning, I spotted a fellow commuter wearing a coat with ruffles running down the sleeves. I thought I could try something similar with a pair of gloves, and the 17th Street design was born. Columns of eyelet stitches decorate the index fingers, providing a hint of detail while still keeping out the cold. The cuffs unbutton, allowing the wearer to tuck sleeves in and fasten over them, for extra warmth. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round increase and decrease pick up stitches GAUGE 6.5 st/in in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS small/med: 7.5" hand circ.; med/large: 8.5" hand circ.