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Vintage Button Gloves

This pattern is also available in Whimsical Little Knits 3 ebook.

Long, elegant gloves with a simple twisted stitch cable pattern that follows the taper of the wrist.

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dk weight yarn: approx 250[300]yds / 230[275]m.
Shown in St-Denis Nordique in Eggplant.

24 sts and 32 rnds = 4˝ / 10cm in reverse st st in the rnd.

US 4 / 3.5mm dpns or long circular(s) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.

Palm circumference of 7¼[8¾]˝ / 18.5[22]cm. Cuff approx 8˝ / 20.5cm[8¼˝ / 21cm] long. Choose size closest to actual measurement or with slight positive ease. Shown in larger size.

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    Closely spaced buttons down the outside of each cuff are inspired by vintage kid gloves, but since knitting is so much stretchier this version is much more practical. The buttons are purely decorative, no fussing with making buttonholes or fastening so many. It’s the perfect opportunity to use delicate mother of pearl buttons, try using mismatched ones for a slightly quirky effect if you don’t have a set of twenty four. Big bags of random mother of pearl buttons are among the many things I find almost impossible to resist in antique shops.

    The Vintage Button Gloves pattern was first published in St-Denis Magazine Fall/Winter 2009, and the St-Denis yarn was too perfectly vintage in style to change it.



  • YARN

    dk weight yarn: approx 250[300]yds / 230[275]m. Shown in St-Denis Nordique (100% wool, 150yd / 137m, 1.76oz / 50g) in Eggplant.


    Stitch markers, cable needle, scrap yarn, 24 ⅜˝ / 10mm buttons. Buttons are decorative and do not need to fit buttonholes so the size required is flexible.

  • Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle