October 22, 2013

Sportswoman Glove Pattern

Just in time for the cold weather months (or rainy weather months, as your case may be), I give you The Sportswoman Gloves.

This pattern is written in much the same way as the very popular Sportsman pattern, but it is different in that it doesn't bag between the wrist and the thumb.  If you've tried to knit The Sportsman for yourself, ladies, then you know what I am talking about.  A woman's hand is simply not designed in the same manner that a man's hand is.  A woman's hand is sleek and contoured, and so are these made-to-order gloves!

This pattern requires the use of fingering weight wool.  Pictured here, the pattern is knit with fingering weight Peruvian wool.  This pattern also works extremely well with fingering sock weight yarns, including superwash BFL and superwash merino.  Designed to move with your hand, these gloves are an excellent option for driving gloves, outdoor sporting even gloves (keep your hands warm AND use your touch-screen electronics!), and as an underlayer for mittens or fingerless mitts.

The Sportswoman is written to accommodate three general hand sizes (small, medium, large) and will basically fit any female hand from ages 9 through 900.  The smallest size, modeled by my 10 year-old daughter, is designed to fit a wrist circumference of 6.0 inches and a palm width of 3.25 inches (base of thumb across palm).  The medium size, which I think is probably the most common hand size, is designed to fit a wrist circumference of 7.0 inches and a palm width of 3.5 inches. The large size is designed to fit a wrist circumference of 7.5 inches and a palm width of 4 inches.

Instructions are included in the pattern to increase lengths of thumb, fingers, and palm so that your gloves fit you, well, like a glove!

This pattern is a perfect gift for children, girlfriends, sisters, mothers, and those difficult-to-shop-for friends and relatives on your holiday gift-giving list!

Find and download it on Etsy, on Ravelry, on Craftsy, and shortly on Patternfish.


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