Women's Lace Gloves Pattern

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MATERIALS: Bear Brand or Fleisher’s Machine Washable Win-Spin**; or
Bear Brand or Fleisher’s Ever-Match Sock and Fingering, 3 ozs.

“Boye” Aluminum Sock Needles, 1 set Size 2.

GAUGE: 9 sts = 1 inch

RIGHT GLOVE—Cuff—Cast on 28 sts for hem of back of glove. P 1 row, k 1 row for 4 rows.

Next row—wrong side—K 1, * yo, k 2 tog; repeat from *, end k 1. K 1 row, cast on 30 sts at end of row; 58 sts. Divide sts on 3 needles as follows: first 28 sts on first needle; 14 sts on 2nd needle; 16 sts on 3rd needle; join. K 28, p 2, * k 2, p 2; repeat from * to end of round. Repeat last round twice.

Pattern—Round 1—K 3, * yo, slip, k and pass, k 2, k 2 tog., yo, k 2; repeat from * twice, k 1, work p 2, k 2 ribbing to end of round.

Round 2—K 28, work ribbing to end.

Round 3—K 4, * yo, slip, k and pass, k 2 tog., yo, k 4; repeat from * twice, work ribbing to end.

Round 4—Same as round 2. Repeat last 4 rounds until ribbing measures 2 ins., decreasing 2 sts in ribbing on last round; 56 sts.

First inc. round for thumb gore—Work pat. For 28 sts, place a marker before next st, k 1, yo, k 1, place another marker before next st (5 sts in thumb gore), k to end of round; 58 sts. Carry up thumb markers. Work 3 round even with first 28 sts in pat. And remaining sts in stockinet st.

2nd inc. round—Work to first marker, k 1, yo, k 3, yo, k 1, k to end of round. Continue to inc. 2 sts in thumb gore in this way every 4th round until there are 21 sts between markers, having 2 more sts between yo’s after each inc. round; 74 sts in round. Work 2 rounds even.

Next round—Work 28 pat. sts; slip next 21 sts to a strand of yarn for thumb; cast on 7 sts for inner side of thumb, place these 7 sts on free needle, to same needle, k remaining sts of 2nd needle; k to end of round; 60 sts. Work 1 ½ ins. even, end just before the 7 cast-on sts with pat. round 4. This completes lace pat.

First Finger—Slip last 7 sts worked to a free needle, to same needle, k next 10 sts (the sts right over the 7 cast-on sts and next 3 sts), slip remaining 43 sts to a thread to be held for other 3 fingers, cast on 5 sts for gusset. Divide these 22 sts on 3 needles, join. K around for 2 ½ ins., or ¼ in. less than desired finished length.

First dec. round—K 9, k 2 tog., k 9, k 2 tog., 20 sts. K 1 round even.

2nd dec. round—* K 3, k 2 tog.; repeat from * 3 times; 16 sts. K 1 round even.

3rd dec. round—* K 2, k 2 tog.; repeat from * 3 times; 12 sts. K 1 round even.

Final round—K 2 tog. 6 times. Break off, leaving an end. Draw end through all 6 sts; fasten off.

Second Finger—Beg. At back of hand (lace section), slip 8 sts from thread to needle, join yarn and pick up and k 5 sts on 5 sts of gusset of first finger, slip 7 sts from other end of thread (palm of hand) t another needle and k, cast on 4 sts for gusset. Divide these 24 sts on 3 needles, join. K around for 2 ¾ ins., or ¼ in. less than desired finished length.

First dec. round—* K 4, k 2 tog.; repeat from * 3 times; 20 sts. K 1 round even. Finish as for first finger.

Third Finger—Slip 7 sts from back of hand to needle, pick up and k 4 sts on 4 sts cast on for gusset, k 7 sts from palm of hand to needle, cast on 4 sts for gusset. Divide these 22 sts on 3 needles, join. K around for 2 ½ ins., or ¼ in. less than desired finished length. Finish as for first finger.

Fourth Finger—Slip remaining 14 sts to 2 needles, pick up and k 4 sts n the 4 sts cast on for gusset. Divide these 18 sts on 3 needles, join. K around for 2 ins., or ¼ in. less than desired finished length.

First dec. round—K 7, k 2 tog., k 7, k 2 tog.; 16 sts. K 1 round even. Finish as for first finger.

Thumb—Slip the 21 thumb sts t 2 needles, pick up and k 7 sts on the 7 cast-on sts. Divide these 28 sts on 3 needles, join. K 3 rounds even.

* Dec. round—Dec. 1 st in center of sts picked up. K 1 round even *. Repeat between *’s 3 times; 24 sts. K even until 2 ins. above picked up sts, or ¼ in. less than desired finished length. Finish as for second finger.

LEFT GLOVE—Cuff—Work same as right glove until cuff measures 2 ins., decreasing 2 sts in ribbing on last round; 56 sts.

First inc. round for thumb gore—Work pat. for 28 sts, k to within 3 sts of end of round, place a marker before next st, k 1, yo, k 1, place another marker (5 sts in thumb gore); 58 sts. Carry up markers. Work 3 rounds even with 28 sts in pat. and remaining sts in stockinet st.

2nd inc. round—Work to first marker, k 1, yo, k 3, yo, k 1. Continue to inc. 2 sts in thumb gore every 4th round until there are 21 sts in thumb gore; 74 sts in round. Work 2 rounds even.

Next round—Work 28 pat. sts, k to first marker; slip next 21 sts to a strand of yarn for thumb; cast on 7 sts for inner side of thumb, join; 60 sts. Work 1 ½ ins. even, end with pat. round 4, just after the 7 cast-on sts. This completes lace pat.

First Finger—Slip last 10 sts worked to a free needle (the sts right over the cast-on sts and previous 3 sts), to the same needle k the next 7 sts. Slip remaining 43 sts to a thread, cast on 5 sts for gusset. Divide these 22 sts on 3 needles, join. Finish as for first finger of right glove. Finish to correspond to right glove.

FINISHING—Turn under hem on back of hand on open-work turning ridge. Sew to wrong side. Steam.


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