Ladies' Knitted Gloves with Fancy Backs
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet
terms and stitches used)
Use No. 16 steel needles, with Spanish knitting-yarn or
worsted. Cast on 57 stitches.
1. Purl 2, slip and bind, (over, knit 1) 5 times, over,
narrow, purl 2, knit 6; repeat twice.
2. Purl 2, knit 13, purl 2, knit 6; repeat.
3. Purl 2, slip and bind, knit 9, narrow, purl 2, knit 6;
4. Purl 2, slip and bind, knit 7, narrow, purl 2, knit 6;
5. Same as 4th row.
6. Purl 2, slip and bind, (over, knit 1) 5 times, over,
narrow, purl 2, take 3 of the 6 stitches off on a separate
needle, hold this at back of work, knit next 3 stitches, then
knit the 3 on separate needle; repeat.
Continue in pattern, twisting the "cable" as directed
every 6th row, until the wrist is seven patterns in length.
Then carry one cable up back of hand, with an openwork
stripe each side, and knit plain across palm.
Commence thumb at top of wrist. As the gloves are
right and left, care must be taken in starting the thumb so
that both will not be for the same hand. On the left-hand
glove the thumb is started at right of the stripe, on the
right-hand glove at the left of stripe. Begin thumb with
widen, knit 1, widen; knit 3 rows as usual, then widen, knit
3, widen; continue in this way until you have widened the
thumb to 17 stitches. Put these on 2 needles, on a 3d needle
cast on 7 stitches, join and knit once around, in each of
next 3 rounds narrow 1 of the 7 stitches, arrange the
stitches evenly on 3 needles, knit two inches, then narrow
at end of each needle until you have 6 remaining, put these
on 2 needles and bind off.
Continuing with the hand, pick up the 7 stitches cast on
at base of thumb, knit to the base of the little finger, and
divide the stitches on 2 needles, or, if more convenient, take
them off on a twine. For the little finger: Take 8 stitches
from back needle and 8 from front, and cast on 6 stitches,
knit once around plain, narrow off 1 of the 6 stitches in each
of next 5 rounds, knit 2 inches, narrow 1 stitch at end of
each needle until 6 stitches remain, put these on 2 needles
and bind off.
First Finger: Pick up the 6 stitches cast on for little
finger, knit to the middle, take 8 stitches from each side
next the thumb, cast on 6 stitches for inside of finger, knit
once around plain, in next 4 rounds narrow off 1 of the 6
stitches, knit two and one-half inches, and finish off as
Third Finger: Pick up the 6 stitches cast on for first
finger, knit them, knit plain, leaving 9 stitches toward little
finger, putting these on separate needle, 9 stitches from
other side, cast on 6 stitches, knit until you get to those left
for little finger, narrow 1 of these and 1 of the 6 each time
around for 6 rounds, knit two and one-half inches, and
finish off as directed.
Middle Finger: Pick up the 6 from last finger, knit
around plain, proceed as directed for third finger, knit two
and three-fourths inches plain and finish off.
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