This one-skein pattern, designed for our 2008 LYS Tour, became a fast favorite. Wear them when knitting outdoors on a chilly day. Or layer them over your fine leather gloves when the temperature drops. Live in a temperate zone? Choose a cooler yarn and they’re all about style.
Women’s medium: 6½"/16cm around palm (for smaller hands, use smaller needles throughout).
1 skein Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (150 yds/135m); shown lower left in Color 3120.
Or 1 skein Rowan Classic Yarns Baby Alpaca (109 yds/100m); shown center in Color 213 and lower right in Color 205.
Or approx. 100 yds/91m of an equivalent dk-weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) double-points, or size to obtain gauge.
US 5 (3.75mm) double-points, or one size smaller than gauge size.
Optional: 6–10 small buttons.
23 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch.
Some knitters have trouble with the thumb directions. It is a wordy patch, isn't it? Stick it out though, because the thumb bind-off is quite tidy. It might help to have someone read the directions out loud to you.
Pam points out that while buttons are optional, if you add them, you create a left and a right glove. Otherwise your gloves are reversible. Something to consider!