We mean it when we say we’ve been knitting our fingers to the bone…lots and lots of fingers! We have been busy designing and test knitting gloves and are very excited to launch the first in our series of original glove patterns.
We love the gorgeous sock yarns that are available nowadays. But how do you show off your hand knit socks without looking conspicuous? With gloves, all you need to do is wave! With that in mind, The Rainey Sisters (yes, we’re talking about ourselves in the third person) set out to design a collection of glove patterns that take advantage of all of the beautiful hand painted fingering yarns out there.
Sally’s Bijoux Beaded Gloves in Malabrigo Ochre and Tortoise Mix Beads
The first to debut is our Bijoux Beaded Glove Pattern. These glamorous gloves evoke Hollywood in the Forties. They feature a split beaded cuff and optional tucks on the back of the hand. The beaded knitting adds brilliance and elegance, but is easy to do. Full instructions are given in the pattern.
With each pattern purchase we also include our ten-page Glove Guide.
The Glove Guide provides detailed information to ensure a perfect, custom fit. We dissect the anatomy of gloves and provide tips for perfecting each element.
Quick facts about the pattern:
Sizes: Small, medium, and large. Hand circumference 6.5 (7, 7.5) inches. The Glove Guide also provides enough information to adapt sizes.
Gauge: 35 stitches and 48 rounds in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches).
Yarn: one skein of Malabrigo Sock Yarn (100% Merino, 440 yards/100 grams). Other yarns of similar weight can be substituted; one pair of the largest size takes approximately 300-325 yards. Gloves shown in Ochre and Aguas.
Beads: Size 8 glass beads in coordinating color. Pattern provides the details.
Instructions: Techniques used include provisional cast on, simple bead knitting (directions provided), built-in i-cord, grafting. These gloves do not require the ability to read a chart.
The pattern is priced at $6.00 and is available through Ravelry. Whether or not you are a Ravelry member, you can purchase the pattern by clicking the link below or on the right side bar. You will be taken directly to a purchase page; after purchase, you will receive a link to download the PDF of the pattern and a separate PDF for the Glove Guide.
Each pattern will have its own unique personality. We have really enjoyed exploring the potential of glove designs and hope you feel tempted to try at least one of them out. Gloves are great fun to make and show off not only your yarn, but your knitting skill as well.