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  • Elegaunts

    October 27, 2011 3 min read

    This is an old pattern, as  you can see from the picture of Elizabeth, but it continues to be popular in the shop.  I realized that the Ravelry link took you to an old outdated and unattractive version of my website that I'd just as soon forget, so I'm posting the pattern here on the blog.  Takes just one skein of Noro Kureyon or Silk Garden, or 110 yards of any nice worsted weight yarn. 

    My daughter’s hands are always cold, and since she plays the violin, that can be a problem.   She needed something to keep her hands warm and leave her fingers free - something that would be long enough even when she pulled her arms forward to hold her instrument.  Gauntlets, of course, were the answer.  A bit longer than fingerless gloves, these are as much fun to knit as they are to wear.  And oh, how elegant they make you feel!

    Here's the pattern

    Cast on 40 stitches and divide stitches among the needles.  (If you’re new to ribbing on dpns, it’s easier to begin each needle with knit 2, so you’d arrange your 40 stitches as follows:  needles 1 and 3: 8 stitches; needles 2 and 4: 12 stitches.)  Join into a round, marking beginning of round.  Work in Mock Cable Rib pattern until piece measures 5 inches from beginning, ending with row 3 of pattern stitch.

    Work thumb gusset:
    Round 1: Work a lifted increase knit wise (see photo), then knit the next stitch.  Work another lifted increase and knit the second knit stitch.  Purl 2.  Continue around in mock cable rib, working Row 4 of the pattern stitch.

    Round 2:  Knit 4, purl 2. Continue around working Row 1 of pattern stitch.

    Round 3:  Work a lifted increase knitwise, then knit 3 stitches.  Work a lifted increase, then knit 1 (6 knit stitches).  Continue around working Row 2 of pattern stitch.

    Round 4:  Knit 6, purl 2.  Continue around maintaining mock cable rib pattern

    Round 5:  Knit 2, work a lifted increase purlwise (lift the stitch below the next knit stitch – see photo), knit 2, work another lifted increase purlwise, knit 2, purl 2.   Continue around.

    Round 6:  Knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 2.  Continue around.

    Round 7:  Knit 2, lift 1 purlwise (into next purl stitch) purl 1, knit 2, lift 1 purlwise, purl 1, knit 2, purl 2.  Continue around.

    Round 8: Knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2 purl 2.  Continue around to last two stitches of the round.  These last two stitches will be purl stitches.  Purl 1, purl twice into the next purl stitch for a total of three purl stitches before the marker

    Round 9:  (Knit 2, purl 2) twice, knit 2, purl 1, purl twice into the next purl stitch.  Continue around (Row 4 of pattern stitch).  You now have three purl stitches in a row, 2 sets of k2, p2 stitches and then another three purl stitches.

    Round 10:  Work around as established, knitting the knit stitches an purling the purl stitches (Row 1 of pattern stitch).  Before you finish the round,  When you get to that first set of three purl stitches in a row, work one purl stitch, slip the next 14 stitches onto a holder, place a marker on the needle, and purl the one purl stitch, and continue around, beginning Round 11 (Row 2 of pattern stitch.)

    Continue working around until gauntlet measures about 7.75 inches from beginning, ending with row 3 of pattern stitch.  Bind off in 2x2 ribbing

    Place stitches from holder on double pointed needles.  With right side facing and beginning between the four purl stitches of thumb gusset, pick up and knit two stitches.  Work thumb stitches in knit 2 purl 2 ribbing until thumb measures 1.5 inches.   Bind off in 2x2 ribbing.


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