Plain gloves are practical and easy to make. They’re also a bit boring. To bring a touch of luxury to my winter, I created an intricate glove pattern for everyday wear.
Lovelace is a snug-fitting pattern featuring rows of lace, rib, cables, and an Indian thumb gusset embellished with a cable. The gloves are worked partly in reverse stockinette which makes the inside soft and smooth.
Lovelace gloves are available in three sizes. Each size is worked on different sized needles with sport weight yarn.
The model gloves are made with a sport weight mystery yarn. This style can be worked with any kind of material as long as the gauge matches. Choose a soft wool blend for winter, or a cotton for spring and summer!
This pattern is partly recipe-style: as every hand has a different size, you are required to try the glove on to determine when to start working on fingers. The pattern has charts, which do not come in written form. As a bonus feature, the pattern includes quick instructions on how to work a fingerless version of Lovelace.
- sport weight yarn, 250-284 yards
- double-pointed needles size 3,5mm/US4, 4mm/US6 or 4,5mm/US7
- cable needle
- stitch holders for resting stitches on (scrap yarn works fine for this)
- tapestry needle for weaving in ends
XS: 2” x 2” = 14 stitches and 18 rows of reverse stockinette
S: 2” x 2” = 12 stitches and 16 rows of reverse stockinette
M: 2” x 2” = 10 stitches and 14 rows of reverse stockinette
Maximum circumference of palm
Length of cuff
Length of thumb gusset:
The Lovelace Pattern has been tested.