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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gauntlets Worsted or Chunky
By Berta Gilholm
For Women and Men
These came about as a little something to go with the Kool Zee Guy Hat (Christmas quickies)  I wanted some plain gloves for the guys and ended up making a women’s size also, for the spouses.

Materials List: I used Super Saver Left Overs,
Multicolor or solid, worsted weight (for Women)-or chunky (for Men) 1 – 3 to 3.5 oz ball about 130 to 150 yds.
Hook: For Worsted  (US I/9) 5.5 mm
Hook: For Chunky  (US K/10.5) 6.5 mm
Finished Size
One size fits most adult women in worsted and adult men in chunky, 
Circumference is About 7 ½ ” for women and 8 ½”  for Men.
The gloves are worked in rounds. Place a marker in the first stitch of each round to mark beginning and move up as you go..
Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Sc = single crochet, Sk = skip, St = stitch, Rd = Round. FO = fasten off, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to the first stitch worked, Mum = move up marker, Ww = worsted weight yarn, Ck = chunky yarn.
Pattern:  Instructions
The first numbers are written for worsted women’s weight and are followed by brackets for chunky {men’s} weight sizes.
Glove: Move marker up as work progresses
Ch 27ww with I/9 {25ck with K/10.5} Jwslst for working in round; be careful not to twist yarn.
Rd 1: Ch 1, Sc in same st (Mark this sc for first st of round), sc in each ch around (26ww {24ck} sc).
Rds 2-11: Sc in each sc around (26ww {24ck} sc).

*Sc 1 more time in last sc of Rd 11, move marker to this sc for beginning of row,
Rd 12: 2 Sc in next sc, sc to end of round.
Rd 13: Sc in each sc around (28 {26} sc).

Rds 14 thru 21 {14 thru 19}: Repeat  */Rd 12 and Rd 13 - 4 more times for women and 3 more times for men (36 {33} sc on last round).
Rd 22 {20]: Sc in first 32 {29} sc, Ch 3 – move marker to 2nd ch of this ch 3, (Skip last 4 sc’s of the row you were working on to create thumb hole, and start working Rd 23 {23}
Rd 23 {23}: Skip first 4 {3} of beginning sc ( to finish thumb hole), sc in next sc, each sc around and first ch’s to new marker position. Move Mk up,
Rds 24 thru 30 {22 thru 27}: Sc in each sc around (31 {29} sc).Jwslst in first st of round. Fasten off. Weave in end.
Thumb:  Join yarn in any st at thumb opening. Sc in 12ww {11ck} stitches around thumb hole, including ch st area, Continue working in the round: for 3  {2} more rounds or desired length for thumb, Jwslst to first st, Fasten off, Weave in end.
Note: If you want to make the gloves with a stripe in them, using the above pattern, do the following;
Start with Brown do first 3 Rds, FO Brown Jn Green
Do Rd 4 and 5 with Green, FO Green Jn Brown
Do Rd 6 and 7 with Brown, FO Brown Jn Green
Do Rd 8 and 9 with Green, FO Green Jn Brown
Do Rd 10 and 11 with Brown, do not FO, Jn Green,
Carry brown and Green inside of work as you go,
Do Rd 12 as follows: do 2 sc with Green, do 2 sc with brown, repeat around, FO Green
Do Rd 13 through 24 with Brown, FO, weave in ends
Do thumb area with Brown.

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