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Primrose Fingerless Gloves


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round backwards loop cast on pick up and knit stitches GAUGE 32 sts and 48 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx. 7" hand circumference (unstretched)

Recommended with this pattern

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

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The fiber obsession began at six years old, and my first original design was the infamous Barbie tube top. Since Barbie wasn’t paying me a living wage to keep her stylishly dressed, I ended up going to college, knitting feverishly throughout my education to maintain my sanity. I quit my day job at the phone company when I discovered that real people actually liked what I made, and have been designing ever since. I have co-authored two books: The Knitter’s Guide to Yarn Cocktails and The Crocheter’s Guide to Yarn Cocktails. I have designed for several major yarn companies and contributed to various magazines, books, and other publications .