Driving Gloves for the Lady of the Manor Knitting Pattern Download
Add small buttons close to the pleat to keep out the cold, or unbutton them to exaggerate the flare of the cuff. Ribbing with twisted knit stitches keeps the gauntlet firm and merges into cables at the wrist. The hand, in fingering yarn, is smooth stockinette with tapered fingers and thumbs. Enjoy the three "tuck" lines that adorn the back of the hand.
Finished Size: 6¼ inches (15.9 cm) palm circumference, stretches for a snug fit; gauntlet length, about 7¼ inches (18 cm) from wrist
Yarn: Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun, 100% wool, sportweight, 184 yards (168.2 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) skein, 3 skeins of #200 Bordeaux and Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun, 100% wool, fingering weight,310 yards (283.5 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) skein
Needles: Sets of double pointed, sizes 5 (3.75 mm), 4 (3.5 mm), 3 (3.25 mm), and 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Markers; removable markers; small amount of smooth contrast color yarn to use for holding; cable needle; medium-fine tapestry needle; buttons, ½ inch (1.3 cm), 6
Gauge: 36 sts and 35 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Twisted Rib with sportweight yarn on size 3 (3.25 mm) needle, barely stretched; 36 sts and 50 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st with fingering-weight yarn on size 1 (2.25 mm) needle
Originally Published: Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits 2014