Commuter Gloves and Scarf Pattern #345

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Gloves Pattern #345

MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Shetland Floss, 2 balls (1 oz. balls) for the gloves and 5 balls for the scarf.
4 double-pointed steel needles for the gloves: No. 12 for small size; No. 11 for medium size; or No. 10 for large size.
Milward's Phantom Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 2 (2¾ mm. size) for the scarf.

GLOVES No. 345-A
Sizes Small, Medium and Large

GAUGE: No. 12 needles—8½ sts make 1 inch; 11 rows make 1 inch. No. 11 needles—8 sts make 1 inch; 10 rows make 1 inch. No. 10 needles—7½ sts make 1 inch; 9 rows make 1 inch.

RIGHT HAND … Starting at cuff, cast on 56 sts on 3 needles. Join, being careful not to twist sts, and work in ribbing of k 2, p 2, for 3 inches. Then work as follows: 1st rnd: * K 1, p 1. Repeat from * around. 2nd rnd: * P 1, k 1. Repeat from * around. These 2 rnds constitute the pattern. 3rd rnd: Work in pattern around to within last 3 sts; then inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts, p 1 (58 sts). 4th rnd: Repeat 2nd rnd, but work to within last 5 sts, p 1 and mark this p st with a colored thread. Continue in pattern across, ending with p 1; mark this p st with another colored thread. These 2 marked sts are to be kept in p sts until the increases have been made for thumb. Now work in pattern, increasing 1 st at inner edge of each colored thread on every 4th rnd until there are 9 sts in all between the p-ribs. Continue in pattern, but inc. between the p-ribs in every other rnd (instead of every 4th rnd), having 2 additional sts between the increases on each increase-rnd (thus increasing for thumb) until there are 21 sts between the p-ribs. Next rnd: Work in pattern around to within the 21 sts of thumb; transfer these 21 sts onto a safety pin (to be worked later for thumb), cast on 6 sts and complete rnd (61 sts in rnd). Work in pattern until glove, when tried on, reaches to the base of your fingers. Put glove on, and mark fingers by putting safety pin on palm and back of hand between each finger, having 17 sts for forefinger, 16 sts for middle finger, 15 sts for ring finger, and 13 sts for little finger. Place all sts except those for forefinger on a stitch holder.

FOREFINGER … Place these 17 sts on 3 needles. Attach yarn to sts on back side and work in stockinette st (k each rnd) around, casting on 4 sts where pin is (between forefinger and middle finger, for stretch between fingers). Work in rnds straight until glove, when tried on, reaches ½ inch from fingertip. Then * k 3, k 2 tog. Repeat from * around. Work 1 rnd straight. ** K 1, k 2 tog. Repeat from ** until 8 sts remain. Break off, leaving yarn 8 inches long. Thread a needle with this end and run through remaining sts. Pull tight and fasten on wrong side.

MIDDLE FINGER … Attach yarn to sts of middle finger (on back side), k across, then pick up 3 sts of forefinger, k across palm side, cast on 3 sts. Finish as for forefinger.

RING FINGER … Work as for middle finger.

LITTLE FINGER … Work as for forefinger.

THUMB … Transfer the 21 sts of thumb onto 2 needles, pick up 5 sts with 3rd needle around opening of thumb, and continue to work as for fingers, decreasing on underside of thumb if necessary.

LEFT HAND … Work to correspond.

SCARF No. 345-B

GAUGE: 7 sts make 1 inch; 10 rows make 1 inch.

Cast on 71 sts. 1st row: K 1, p 1 alternately across row, ending with k 1. Repeat this row for 37 inches (moss stitch). Bind off. Pin out to measure 10½ x 40 inches, and press through a damp cloth.

FRINGE … Cut 5 strands of yarn, each 9 inches long. Double these strands, forming a loop. Draw loop through a st at one end of scarf, and draw ends through loop. Make fringe, ½ inch apart, across both short ends.

Commuter Gloves and Scarf Pattern #345