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Fledgling Gloves
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90370AD Keep your hands warm with these cozy gloves! The button bands at the cuff provide an extra sophisticated touch.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Varies
S/M, (L) Finished Hand Circumference About 7 (8) in. (18 (20.5) cm) at widest point

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 7, 2011)
FINISHING Sew on buttons. Sew 2 bound off sts of cuff to inside of Glove. Thread yarn tail at each finger into blunt needle, then work mattress st to close any gaps between fingers. Weave in ends.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

620-118 Wool-Ease: Indigo

Deep, rich blue


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
2 buttons, 1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter
GAUGE:
20 sts + 27 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.


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.

NOTES:
1.

Cuff is worked back and forth in rows on straight needles.

The knitting is then transferred to double pointed needles to work the hand in the round.


2.

Fingers are knit, one at a time, in the round.

Work each finger to desired length.


3.

Left and Right Gloves are identical, except Cuff is reversed.


INSTRUCTIONS



LEFT GLOVE
Cuff
With straight needles, cast on 30 (34) sts.


Row 1: Knit.


Row 2 (Inc Row): K1, knit into front and back of next st (kfb), k to end of Row - 31 (35) sts at the end of this row.


Row 3 (Inc Row): K to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 32 (36) sts at end of this row.


Rows 4-9: Rep Rows 2 and 3 three times - 38 (42) sts at end of Row 9.


Row 10 (Buttonhole Row): K1, kfb, k1, bind off 2 (for buttonhole), k to end of row - 37 (41) sts at end of this row.


Row 11: K to last 4 sts, cast on 2 sts (over bound-off sts of previous row), k1, k2tog, k1 - 38 (42) sts at end of this row.


Row 12: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 37 (41) sts at end of this row.


Row 13: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 36 (40) sts at end of this row.


Row 14: Rep Row 12 - 35 (39) sts at end of this row.


Rows 15-18: Rep Rows 13 and 14 twice - 31 (35) sts at the end of Row 18.


Row 19: Bind off 2 sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 28 (32) sts at end of this row.

Divide sts onto 3 double pointed needles.

Place marker (pm) for beg of rnd at unshaped end of cuff.

Join, being careful not to twist.



Hand
Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *K2, kfb, k3, kfb; rep from * 2 (3) more times, k4 (2), kfb, k2 (1) - 35 (41) sts at end of this rnd.


Rnds 2 and 3: Knit.


Shape Thumb Gusset
Rnd 4: K17 (20), pm, M1, k1, M1, pm, k to end of rnd - 37 (43) total sts including 3 gusset sts between markers.


Rnd 5: Knit.


Rnd 6 (Inc Rnd): K to marker, slip marker (sm), M1, k to next marker, M1, sm, k to end of rnd - 5 gusset sts between markers.


Next 3 Rnds: Knit.

Rep last 4 rnds 3 (4) more times -11 (13) gusset sts between markers.


Next Rnd: Knit.


Next Rnd: K to marker, remove marker, place 11 (13) gusset sts on holder for thumb, remove marker, cast on 1 st, k to end of rnd - 35 (41) sts .

Work even in St st in the rnd (k every rnd) until hand measures about 3 1/2 (4) in.

(9 (10) cm).



Little Finger
Next Rnd: K4 (5), sl next 27 (31) sts to a holder for hand, cast on 1 st, k rem 4 (5) sts, pm for beg of rnd - 9 (11) sts for little finger.

Work even in St st until little finger measures about 2 in.

(5 cm), or to desired length.


Next (Dec) Rnd: (K2tog) 4 (5) times, k1 - 5 (6) sts at end of this rnd.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



Hand
Next Rnd: Divide 27 (31) hand sts from holder onto 3 double pointed needles, join yarn and pick up and k 2 sts along cast on edge at base of little finger.

Pm for beg of rnd - 29 (33) sts.

Work even in St st in the rnd for 3 rnds.



Ring Finger
Next Rnd: K5 (6), sl next 19 (21) sts to a holder, cast on 1 st, k rem 5 (6) sts, pm for beg of rnd - 11 (13) sts for ring finger.

Work even in St st in the rnd until ring finger measures about 2 (2 1/2) in.

(5 (6.5) cm), or to desired length.


Next (Dec) Rnd: (K2tog) 4 (5) times, k3tog - 5 (6) sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Finish as for little finger.



Middle Finger
Next Rnd: Sl first 4 (5) sts from holder back onto double pointed needles, cast on 1 st, sl last 4 (5) sts from holder onto needle, join yarn and pick up and k 2 sts along cast on edge at base of ring finger, pm for beg of rnd - 11 (13) sts for middle finger.

Work even in St st in the rnd until middle finger measures about 2 1/2 (3) in.

(6.5 (7.5) cm), or to desired length.


Next (Dec) Rnd: (K2tog) 4 (5) times, k3tog - 5 (6) sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Finish as for little finger.



Index Finger
Next Rnd: Divide rem 11 sts from holder onto 3 double pointed needles, join yarn and pick up and k 1 st along cast on edge at base of middle finger, pm for beg of rnd - 12 sts for index finger.

Work even in St st in the rnd until index finger measures about 2 (2 1/2) in.

(5 (6.5) cm), or to desired length.


Next (Dec) Rnd: (K2tog) 6 times - 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Finish as for little finger.



Thumb
Next Rnd: Divide 11 (13) gusset sts from holder onto 3 double pointed needles, join yarn and pick up and k 1 st along cast on edge between thumb and hand, pm for beg of rnd - 12 (14) sts for thumb.

Work even in St st in the rnd until thumb measures about 1 1/2 (2) in.

(4 (5) cm), or to desired length.


Next (Dec) Rnd: (K2tog) 6 (7) times - 6 (7) sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Finish as for little finger.



RIGHT GLOVE
Work cuff as for Left Glove.

At the end of Row 19, sl sts to double pointed needles so that rnd will beg at shaped end of cuff.

Work hand and fingers as for Left Glove.



FINISHING
Sew on buttons.

Sew 2 bound off sts of cuff to inside of Glove.

Thread yarn tail at each finger into blunt needle, then work mattress st to close any gaps between fingers.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over


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