by Susan Crawford
These Fair Isle gloves are perfect for wearing in the city or the country. The pattern is by Susan Crawford and the recommended yarn is Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight yarn, the equivalent of a standard 4 ply.
Elegant yet practical these gloves are slightly longer than normal to prevent unsightly gaps appearing between the gloves and your coat cuff.
The design incorporates two distinct yet complementary fair isle patterns knitted on the same row. Due to the nature of the pattern on the palm of these gloves, they are knitted flat on straight needles rather than on DPNs, with a side seam. If preferred, the fingers and thumb can be knitted in the round on DPNs without any difficulty.
To fit average ladies hand
Palm length to thumb gusset (without ribbing) 11 cm (4.5 inches)
Width around glove, measured around hand immediately above thumb gusset 18.5 cm (7.5 inches).
Supplied as a PDF download.
Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight Yarn
(100% Shetland wool)
knits up as a 4 ply (fingering weight) yarn
(115 m / 125 yds per 25g ball)
Main Colour (MC) – shade 202 (natural) – 2 balls
Contrast Colour A – shade 21 (Navy blue) – 1 ball
Contrast Colour B – shade 34 (Emerald green) – 1 ball
Contrast Colour C – shade 9097 (Deep red) – 1 ball
1 pair 2.25 mm (US 1) straight needles