Kensington Fingerless Gloves

pattern price: $1.99

This pattern is also available as part of the eBook Knit, Block, Love, together with 5 other patterns. The eBook can be purchased for $15 here.

Kensington Fingerless Gloves is a dainty pair of gloves in the same style and using the same stitch patterns as my beret pattern Kensington. Fingerless gloves are a fantastic accessory, useful in keeping the hands warm while allowing one to use one's fingers, and a delightful style item to boot. These gloves feature a fairly simple lace pattern on the side facing out, with stockinette stitch on the side facing in, making this a good first lace project. More experienced knitters could enjoy this project as something more interesting to knit than plain stockinette stitch, yet easy enough to work while doing something else at the same time ("tv knitting"). The gloves are knit in the round from the cuff to the top edge and just like the Kensington beret, the ones shown in the pictures were knit in a delicious alpaca-silk blend. Taking two skeins of a worsted weight wool, they are a pretty quick knit, great for near-instant gratification or last-minute gift-knitting.

SIZE: Small/Medium (Medium/Large).


Cuff circumference: 7 (8) inches
Length: 7.5 (7.5) inches

GAUGE: 18 st/24 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch

MATERIALS: 2 50g. skeins of a worsted weight yarn (approx. 96 yds/88 m. per 50g.), 1 16-inch length US #6/4mm circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 1 set of US #6/4mm double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), 1 stitch marker and a darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE GLOVES PICTURED: Knit Picks Andean Silk, 55% super fine alpaca, 23% silk, 22% merino wool, 96yd/88m per 50g.

All Woolly Mammoth Knits lace patterns come with charts in addition to the written instructions.

If you like Kensington Fingerless Gloves, you might also enjoy knitting the matching beret, Kensington.

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