DIGITAL PATTERN FOR 6 KNITTED GLOVES & MITTENS FIRST PUBLISHED 100 YEARS AGO, FOR TRADITIONALISTS AND RE-ENACTORS
These classic designs have been found in a small book published in the UK at the end of the First World War
This pattern dates from before 1920, so some of the knitting terms and descriptions are not as abbreviated as we would expect today. However, you should find no difficulty in following the instructions. Very different and archaic wordings suggests a collection from several much older sources.
The various patterns require yarns from lightweight 4-ply fingering to 6-8-ply double knitting or light worsted yarns. The needle sizes vary from 1.25 mm up to 3.25 mm.
The Women’s Gloves suggests a size of size 6 in kid gloves - this is a very small hand; likewise, an 8 – 10 year old child of a 100 years ago would almost certainly have a smaller hand than modern well-nourished children. But going up a needle size or two, or using thicker yarn would solve that dilemma. The 5 patterns are so well modelled and beautifully designed that the adjustment is easily done. The textured man' s glove pattern was republished for at least 25 years. The baby's mitten has a very long cuff to keep the cold out of the gap at the end of sleeves! A delightful selection to please historians and traditionalists.
All the designs use knitting in the round, describing using a set of 4 needles, you will want to adjust to your own method.
This 14-page book is taken from my extensive library, many from my mother, grandmother and mother-in-law who were all great knitters and sewers. The original book is now old, yellowed, damaged and fragile; I have scanned, typed and digitalised this lovely selection.
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