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Snow Bank Gauntlets
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Organic Wool
Pattern Number: L0041 These wristers are perfect for when you need to use your phone outside during the winter season.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Medium
Finished Circumference About 9 3/4 in. (25 cm), before felting

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

481-098 LB Collection Organic Wool Yarn: Natural

Creamy off-white


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GAUGE:
About 18 sts + 20 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern before felting; About 22 sts + 22 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern after felting. 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:
MCW (mock cable wrap - over 6 sts) Bring yarn to front of work, sl 6 sts just worked back to left needle, wrap yarn across front of these 6 sts and bring yarn to back of work, sl same 6 sts back to right needle.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch - 1 st decreased.

yo A yarn over (yo) creates a new loop on your needle and is worked by wrapping the yarn around your right hand needle.

Do not use an existing stitch to make a yarn over.

The finished yarn over will leave an open space (like an eyelet) in your knitting - this is part of this design.





PATTERN STITCH Left Diagonal Pattern (worked in the rnd over multiple of 17 sts) Rnd 1: *Yo, k2 tbl, (p3, k2 tbl) twice, skp, k3; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: *Yo, p1, (k2 tbl, p3) twice, k1 tbl, skp, k3; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: *Yo, p2, (k2 tbl, p3) twice, skp, k3; rep from * around.

Rnd 4: *Yo, (p3, k2 tbl) twice, p2, skp, k3; rep from * around.

Rnd 5: *Yo, k1 tbl, (p3, k2 tbl) twice, p1, skp, k3; rep from * around.

Rnd 6: *Yo, k2 tbl, (p3, k2 tbl) twice, skp, k3; rep from * around.

Rnd 7: *Yo, p1, (k2 tbl, p3) twice, k1 tbl, skp, k3; rep from * around.Rep Rnds 1-7 for Left Diagonal pattern.





Right Diagonal Pattern (worked in the rnd over multiple of 17 sts) Rnd 1: *K3, k2tog, (k2 tbl, p3) twice, k2 tbl, yo; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: *K3, k2tog, k1 tbl, (p3, k2 tbl) twice, p1, yo; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: *K3, k2tog, (p3, k2 tbl) twice, p2, yo; rep from * around.

Rnd 4: *K3, k2tog, p2, (k2 tbl, p3) twice, yo; rep from * around.

Rnd 5: *K3, k2tog, p1, (k2 tbl, p3) twice, k1 tbl, yo; rep from * around.

Rnd 6: *K3, k2tog, (k2 tbl, p3) twice, k2 tbl, yo; rep from * around.

Rnd 7: *K3, k2tog, k1 tbl, (p3, k2 tbl) twice, p1, yo; rep from * around.

Rep Rnds 1-7 for Right Diagonal pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Gauntlets are knit in the rnd and then lightly felted by hand.

2.

Mock cables (no cable needle needed) are created by wrapping the working yarn around a group of 6 sts.

When working the next st following a mock cable wrap, carefully pull the working yarn tight to cinch the wrapped sts.

3.

Gauntlets can be worked from charts OR from written instructions below.

4.

The beg of rnd marker should be a different color than the gusset markers.


INSTRUCTIONS



LEFT GAUNTLET Cuff Cast on 51 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 double pointed needles - 17 sts on each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: Work 17-st rep of Rnd 1 of Left Diagonal Pattern around.Continue as established in Left Diagonal pattern until Rnds 1-7 of pattern have been worked a total of 4 times, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 once more.





Hand Rnd 1 (Cable Set-Up Rnd): P5, (k2 tbl, p2tog, p1, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, k3, *p1, (p2tog) twice, (k2 tbl, p2tog, p1, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, k3; rep from * once more - 44 sts rem at the end of this rnd (16 sts on needle 1, 14 sts each on needles 2 and 3).

Rnd 2: P5, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * once more.

Rnds 3 and 4: P2, k1, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * once more.

Shape Gusset Note: Beginning on Rnd 5, sts will be increased to create a thumb gusset.

Rnd 5 (Gusset Set-Up Rnd): P2, place marker (pm) for gusset, M1, k1, M1, pm for gusset, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * once more - 46 sts at the end of this rnd (3 sts between gusset markers).

Rnd 6: P2, slip marker (sm), k3, sm, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 7: P2, sm, M1, k3, M1, sm, p2, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, k3; rep from * once more - 48 sts at the end of this rnd (5 sts between gusset markers).

Rnd 8: P2, sm, k5, sm, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep form * once more.

Rnd 9: P2, sm, M1, k5, M1, sm, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * once more - 50 sts at the end of this rnd (7 sts between gusset markers).

Rnd 10: P2, sm, k7, sm, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 11: P2, sm, M1, k7, M1, sm, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * once more - 52 sts at the end of this rnd (9 sts between gusset markers).

Rnd 12: P2, sm, k9, sm, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 13: P2, sm, M1, k9, M1, sm, p2, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, k3; rep from * once more - 54 sts at the end of this rnd (11 sts between gusset markers), increasing for Thumb gusset is now complete.

Rnd 14: P2, sm, k11, sm, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 15: P2, remove marker, bind off 11 sts for thumb, remove marker, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * around - 43 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 16: P2, cast on 1 st over bound off sts of previous rnd, p2, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * around - 44 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 17 and 18: P5, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2) twice, k3; rep from * around.

Rnd 19: P5, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, k3, *p3, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, k3; rep from * once more.

Rnds 20-24: Rep Rnd 17.

Rnd 25: Rep Rnd 19.Bind off.





RIGHT GAUNTLET Cuff Cast on 51 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 double pointed needles - 17 sts on each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: Work 17-st rep of Rnd 1 of Right Diagonal Pattern around.Continue as established in Right Diagonal pattern until Rnds 1-7 of pattern have been worked at total of 4 times then rep Rnds 1 and 2 once more.





Hand Rnd 1 (Cable Set-Up Rnd): K3, p2, (k2 tbl, p2tog, p1, k2 tbl), MCW, p5, *k3, p2, (k2 tbl, p2tog, p1, k2 tbl), MCW, (p2tog) twice, p1; rep from * once more - 44 sts rem at the end of this rnd (16 sts on needle 1, 14 sts each on needles 2 and 3).

Rnd 2: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p5, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more.

Rnds 3 and 4: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, k1, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more.

Shape Gusset Note: Beginning on Rnd 5, sts will be increased to create a Thumb Gusset.

Rnd 5 (Gusset Set-Up Rnd): K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, place marker (pm) for gusset, M1, k1, M1, pm for gusset, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more - 46 sts at the end of this rnd (3 sts between gusset markers).

Rnd 6: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, slip marker (sm), k3, sm, p2; *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 7: K3, p2, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, sm, M1, k3, M1, sm, p2, *k3, p2, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p3; rep from * once more - 48 sts at the end of this rnd (5 sts between gusset markers).

Rnd 8: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, sm, k5, sm, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 9: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, sm, M1, k5, M1, sm, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more - 50 sts at the end of this rnd (7 sts between gusset markers).

Rnd 10: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, sm, k7, sm, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 11: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, sm, M1, k7, M1, sm, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more - 52 sts at the end of this rnd (9 sts between gusset markers).

Rnd 12: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, sm, k9, sm, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 13: K3, p2, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p2, sm, M1, k9, M1, sm, p2, *k3, p2, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p3; rep from * once more - 54 sts at the end of this rnd (11 sts between gusset markers), increasing for thumb gusset is now complete.

Rnd 14: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, sm, k11, sm, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 15: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, remove marker, bind off 11 sts for thumb, remove marker, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more - 43 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 16: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p2, cast on 1 st over bound off sts of previous rnd, p2, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more - 44 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 17 and 18: K3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p5, *k3, (p2, k2 tbl) twice, p3; rep from * once more.

Rnd 19: K3, p2, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p5, *k3, p2, (k2 tbl, p2, k2 tbl), MCW, p3; rep from * once more.

Rnds 20-24: Rep Rnd 17.

Rnd 25: Rep Rnd 19.Bind off.





FINISHING Weave in ends.

Felting Felt Gauntlets by lightly agitating pieces by hand with a small amount of soap, alternating between hot and cold water.

Rinse thoroughly.

The lightly felted pieces should be soft, with clearly defined sts.

Pull Gauntlets into shape and allow to dry completely.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
M1 = make 1
p = purl
Pm = place marker
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop


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