Wedding Gloves

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 8 in. (20.5 cm), stretched, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished Length About 7 1/2 in. (19 cm)

GAUGE:

32 1/2 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) with smaller needles over K2, p2 Rib, stretched.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.
yo (yarn over) 
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1. Bring yarn to front, between the needles. 
2. Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.

PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

NOTES:

1. Gloves are worked flat in ribbing and an easy lace pattern.
2. Ribbing on Gloves allows them to easily stretch to fit a range of sizes.
3. The first and last st of each row is worked in Garter st (k every row) as selvedge sts. These sts will ‘disappear’ into the seam when the Gloves are sewn together.
4. We suggest that you wind this yarn into balls by hand, rather than using a ball winder.
5. To prevent yarn from becoming tangled, slip ball into a ziplock bag. Zip bag, leaving an opening just large enough for the strand of yarn to emerge.


RIGHT GLOVE
With larger needles, cast on 65 sts.
Knit one row.
Begin Lace and Rib patterns
Row 1 (RS): K1 (for selvedge st), place marker (pm), p3, k1, yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k1, p3, pm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last st, k last st (for selvedge st).
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: K1, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, slip marker (sm), k3, p13, k3, sm, k last st.
Row 3: K1, sm, p3, k2, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k2, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last st, k last st.
Row 5: K1, sm, p3, k3, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k3, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last st, k last st.
Row 7: K1, sm, p3, k4, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k4, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last st, k last st.
Row 9: K1, sm, p3, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last st, k last st.
Row 11: Cast on 4 sts, turn and k these 4 sts, k1, sm, p3, k1, yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k1, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last st, k last st (for selvedge st), then cast on 4 sts – 73 sts.
Rows 12 and 14: K1, p4, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, k3, p13, k3, sm, p4, k last st.
Row 13: K5, sm, p3, k2, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k2, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last 5 sts, k 5.
Row 15 (Dec Row): K1, k2tog, k2, sm, p3, k3, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k3, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last 3 sts, k2tog, k last st – 71 sts.
Rows 16 and 18: K1, p3, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, k3, p13, k3, sm, p3, k last st.
Row 17: K to marker, sm, p3, k4, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k4, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 19 (Dec Row): K1, k2tog, k1, sm, p3, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last 3 sts, k2tog, k last st – 69 sts.
Rows 20 and 22: K1, p2, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, k3, p13, k3, sm, p2, k last st.
Row 21: K to marker, sm, p3, k1, yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k1, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last 3 sts, k 3.
Row 23 (Dec Row): K1, k2tog, sm, p3, k2, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k2, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last 3 sts, k2tog, k last st – 67 sts.
Rows 24 and 26: K1, p1, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, k3, p13, k3, sm, p1, k last st.
Row 25: K to marker, sm, p3, k3, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k3, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 27 (Dec Row): K2tog, sm, p3, k4, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k4, p3, sm; work in K2, p2 Rib to last 2 sts, k2tog – 65 sts.
Row 28: Rep Row 2.
Rows 29-38: Rep Rows 1-10.

Cuff
Change to smaller needles.
Row 1: Work in K2, p2 Rib to last 3 sts, p2, knit into front and then back of last st – 66 sts.
Row 2: P2, k the knit sts and p the purl sts to end of row.
Continue in K2, p2 Rib for 10 more rows.
Bind off in rib.

LEFT GLOVE
With larger needles, cast on 65 sts.
Knit one row.
Begin Lace and Rib patterns
Row 1 (RS): K1 (for selvedge st), work in K2, p2 Rib over next 44 sts, pm, p3, k1, yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k1, p3, pm; k last st (for selvedge st).
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: K1, sm, k3, p13, k3, sm, work in K2, p2 Rib to last st, k last st.
Row 3: K1, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k2, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k2, p3, sm, k last st.
Row 5: K1, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k3, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k3, p3, sm, k last st.
Row 7: K1, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k4, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k4, p3, sm, k last st.
Row 9: K1, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, p3, sm, k last st.
Row 11: Cast on 4 sts, turn and k these 4 sts, k1, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k1, yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k1, p3, sm, k last st (for selvedge st), then cast on 4 sts – 73 sts.
Rows 12 and 14: K1, p4, sm, k3, p13, k3, sm, work in K2, p2 Rib to last 5 sts, p4, k last st.
Row 13: K5, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k2, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k2, p3, sm, k5.
Row 15 (Dec Row): K1, k2tog, k2, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k3, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k3, p3, sm, k2, k2tog, k last st – 71 sts.
Rows 16 and 18: K1, p3, sm, k3, p13, k3, sm, work in K2, p2 Rib to last 4 sts, p3, k last st.
Row 17: K4, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k4, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k4, p3, sm, k to end of row.
Row 19 (Dec Row): K1, k2tog, k1, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, p3, sm, k1, k2tog, k last st – 69 sts.
Rows 20 and 22: K1, p2, sm, k3, p13, k3, sm, work in K2, p2 Rib to last 3 sts, p2, k last st.
Row 21: K3, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k1, yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k1, p3, sm, k to end of row.
Row 23 (Dec Row): K1, k2tog, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k2, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k2, p3, sm, k2tog, k last st – 67 sts.
Rows 24 and 26: K1, p1, sm, k3, p13, k3, sm, work in K2, p2 Rib to last 2 sts, p1, k last st.
Row 25: K2, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k3, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k3, p3, sm, k to end of row.
Row 27 (Dec Row): K2tog, work in K2, p2 Rib to marker, sm, p3, k4, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k4, p3, sm, k2tog – 65 sts.
Row 28: Rep Row 2.
Rows 29-38: Rep Rows 1-10.

Cuff
Change to smaller needles.
Row 1 (RS): Purl into front and back of first st, work in K2, p2 Rib to end of row – 66 sts.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts to last 2 sts, k2.
Continue in K2, p2 Rib for 10 more rows.
Bind off in rib.

FINISHING
Sew sides of Gloves from ribbed wrist edge to thumb, then sew remaining sides above thumb.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)     k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together       p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)