Belle Ruffle Gloves

Neo-Victorian inspired ruffled fingerless gloves. Each glove features three buttons and a delicate bell ruffle.

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YARN
Approx. 165 yds light worsted weight wool
(Shown in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash [100% superwash
wool; 100g/220yd] MC: #816 Gray, CC: #815 Black)

GAUGE
20 sts = 4 inches in stockinette

NEEDLES
US size 7 (4.5mm) circular needle or long straight needles
-AND-
Set of five US size 7 (4.5mm) double-point needles
(Or size needed to obtain gauge)

MATERIALS
Six approx. 5/8” buttons
Tapestry needle sized to fit through buttonholes
Row counter (optional)
Stitch markers
Scrap yarn
Pins

SIZE
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
6.5” wrist circumference (will stretch)

Tips for this project:

• For best results, work a basic knit bind off with size 11 needle.
• Do opt for the long tail cast-on, it makes a very nice top edge.
• Use a large eye needle with a sharp point when weaving in ends. Thread the yarn tails through the purl bumps along an inside row of the same color (piercing the fibers of the knitted stitches) for one inch, then back the same way. Give the fabric a little stretch then cut yarn tails short, right next to the fabric.
• Make the hand and thumb as long as you like for custom finger coverage.
• Adjust gauge and needle size for petite or larger wrists and hands.
• Extended soaking and heavy blocking is not necessary or recommended for this project.