PDF Classic Vintage 5 Gloves & Mittens 1930s era men's, girls', golf traditional gifts winter #38

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PDF Knitting Pattern for Gloves and Mittens dating from 1930s

These designs had been in print for several years and followed the methods much used in the UK before and since. They were very popular. The girl's pattern gives no sizing detail, but it appears to be around two/thirds the size of the men's gloves.

This pattern dates from before 1933, so some of the knitting terms and descriptions are not as we would expect today. However, you should find no difficulty in following the instructions.

Yarn used is DK double knitting, 5-ply (try using guerney yarn), and angora (any similar gauge fluffy yarn would do).

Double knitting wool is almost the same as our modern double-knitting yarn. For other wools, look on your ball-band for an equivalent yarn which uses the same size needle and reproduces the same gauge/tension.

The measurements are pre-War British: 1 inch is approximately equals to 2.5 cm; 1 oz. (ounce) is a little less than 25 g. so for 4 oz. use four 25g balls, or 100 g of yarn.

Plain smooth knitting is known to us as stocking stitch or stockinette stitch (right side knit, reverse side purl.) All the designs use knitting in the round, describing using a set of 4 needles, you will want to adjust to your own method.

In the 1930s era wool was universally used in the UK for knitting warm clothing including gloves: hence the pressing instructions are suitable for wool only. Please follow the pressing instructions given on your ball band.

This pattern version is my copyright. The original book is believed to be out of copyright, but this version which has been scanned and re-typed is my own property. Do not sew these patterns on a commercial scale but you are welcome to make these garments for charity and of course your own use. If sold please include ‘© Etsy.com/uk/shop/BygoneYarnyStuff’ on your labels. You may not distribute this file electronically or in print.


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