Highland Gauntlets
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Highland Gauntlets

Knit your own arm warmers, they are cozy warm and a fun accessory in the fall and winter.
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® (Art. #860) – #145 Eggplant 1 ball (or color of your choice)
  • Lion Brand® Knitting Needles, Size 8 (5mm)
  • Lion Brand® Stitch Markers
  • Lion Brand® Large-eyed Blunt Needle
 

Project Instructions

PATTERN STITCH

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)

Row 1: K1, p2, *K2,p2; rep from * across to last st, k1.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

 

STITCH EXPLANATION

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st inc.

GAUNTLET (make 2)

Beg at upper edge, cast on 32 sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 2" (5 cm) from beg.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 3" (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Dec Row (RS): K1,k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 30 sts at the end of this row.

Continue in St st until piece measures about 5" (12.5cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Next Row: Rep DecRow – 28 sts at the end of this row.

Continue in St st until piece measures 6½" (16.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Thumb Gusset

Row 1 (RS) K1, place marker (pm), M1, k6, M1, pm, k to end of row – 30 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 2-4: Continue in St st.

Row 5: K1, slip marker (sm), M1, k to next marker, M1, sm, k to end of row – 32 sts.

Rep Rows 2-5 twice more – 36 sts after all incs have been completed, including 14 sts between markers.

Next Row (WS): P to marker, remove marker, p2, bind off 10 sts for thumb opening, p2, remove marker, p1 – 26 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over bound off sts of previous row – 28 sts at the end of this row.

Hand

Work in St st for 3 rows.

Work in K2, p2 Rib, for 1" (2.5 cm).

Bind off.

FINISHING

Sew side seam. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS

beg = begin(ning)

dec(s) = decreas(e)(ing)(s)

inc(s) = increas(e)(ing)(s)

k = knit

k2tog = knit 2 together

pm = place marker

p = purl

rep = repeat

RS = right side

sm = slip marker

st(s) = stitch(es)

St st = Stockinette st

WS = wrong side

Tips

GAUGE 18 sts + 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.