Gloves

Fingertips of colour give a touch of fun to a classic pair of gloves. The cashmere mix yarn makes them soft as well as warm.

measurements

To fit medium hands.

materials

One 50g ball of Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in Teal (A) and Pale Lilac (B) and small amounts of Dark Lilac (C), Pink (D), Red (E) and Green (F)

Pair each 3mm (US 2-3) and 31/mm (US 3) knitting needles tension

25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 3)imm (US 3) needles.

abbreviations alt = alternate beg = beginning cm = centimetres cont = continue foil = following in = inches inc = increas(e)ing k = knit ml = make one by picking up loop lying between st just worked and next st and working into the back of it p = purl rem = remain(ing) rep = repeat st st = stocking stitch st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together

right glove ** With 3mm (US 2-3) needles and A, cast on 44 sts. Rib row [K1, p1] to end.

Rep the last row 23 times more and inc 6 sts evenly across last row. 50 sts.

Thumb shaping

Work 3 rows.

Cont to inc as set on next and 2 foil alt rows. 64 sts. P 1 row.

Divide for thumb Next row K42, turn.

Next row P17, turn and cont on these sts only. Work 14 rows in st st. Change to C. Work 4 rows.

Break yarn, thread through rem 9 sts, draw up tightly and join seam.

With right side facing, rejoin B to base of thumb, k to end. 47 sts.

Work 13 rows.

*** Divide for fingers

First finger

Next row K30, turn and cast on 2 sts. Next row P15, turn. Work 18 rows in st st.

Change to D. Work 4 rows.

Break yarn, thread through rem 8 sts, draw up tightly and join seam. Second finger

With right side facing, rejoin B to base of first finger, pick up and k2 sts from base of first finger, k6, turn, cast on 2 sts.

Next row P16, turn.

Work 22 rows in st st.

Change to A.

Work 4 rows.

Next row [K2tog] to end.

Break yarn, thread through rem 8 sts, draw up tightly and join seam. Third finger

With right side facing, join B to base of second finger, pick up and k2 sts from base of second finger, k6, turn, cast on 2 sts.

Next row P16, turn.

Work 18 rows in st st.

Change to E.

Work 4 rows.

Next row [K2tog] to end.

Break yarn, thread through rem 8 sts, draw up tightly and join seam. Fourth finger

With right side facing, join B to base of third finger, pick up and k2 sts from base of third finger, k5, turn.

Next row P12.

Work 12 rows in st st.

Change to F.

Work 4 rows.

Next row [K2tog] to end.

Break yarn, thread through rem 6 sts, draw up tightly and join seam down to cast-on edge.

Soft Gloves

left glove Work as given for Right Glove from ** to **. Thumb shaping Next row K22, ml, k3, ml, k25. Work 3 rows.

Cont to inc as set on next and 2 foil alt rows. 64 sts. P 1 row.

Divide for thumb Next row K39, turn.

Next row P17, turn and cont on these sts only. Work 14 rows in st st. Change to C. Work 4 rows.

Break yarn, thread through rem 9 sts, draw up tightly and join seam. With right side facing, rejoin B to base of thumb, k to end. 47 sts. Work 13 rows.

Complete as for Right Glove from *** to end.

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