By Dora Ohrenstein
These gorgeous fine weight yarns by Tilli Tomas have brought out the lace lover in me. The two projects here each use ONE SKEIN only. In fact, you can make two pairs of fingerless gloves with one skein of Voile de la Mer.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: One size fits most
ONE SKEIN Tilli Tomas Voile de la mer, 70% Silk, 30% Kelp Seaweed (SeaCell), 50 grams, 290 yds. color Dusty Purple, fingering weight
B-1/2.25 mm crochet hook
3 small half pearl shanked buttons
Gauge: Rows 1 - 3 in patt = 5 3/4” x 1"
2 rows of 3 Stacked Arches = 1 3/4" x 3/4"
Oval Windows: instructions given in pattern below
Tr3tog: *Yo twice, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, rep from * two times, yo and draw through 4 loops.
After an intial setup row, the pattern is worked as follows:
Ch 1, *(4 sc, ch 5, 4 sc) in ch-5 loop, rep from * across, turn.
The cuff uses the lovely Oval Windows pattern, bordered at top and bottom by a row of single crochet stitches. The Stacked Arches pattern begins in row 7. Arches are added to shape the hand and thumb.
Cluster (CL): tr3tog as follows --[yo 2 times, insert hook in designated st and draw up loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) 2 times] 3 times (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through all loops.
1) Work the CL stitches, and all tr st loosely, so that stitches are tall.
2) To avoid a large loop when skipping several stitches, as in Row 2, bring the work close to where you insert hook after skipped stitches.
NOTE: Helen Stohlman has worked out a method for doing these gloves in the round with no seam. We are very grateful to her for sharing it with us. See the note at the very end of the pattern if you want to try that version.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across, turn. 42 sc.
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2) *sk 6 sc, in next sc work (3 tr, ch 2, tr, ch 2, 3 tr), ch 2, sk 6 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, rep from * across, ending last rep with dc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr), *tr3tog over next 3 tr, ch 5, dc in nex tr, ch 5, tr3tog over next 3 tr, tr in next dc, rep from *across, ending last rep with tr in 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as tr and ch 2), *3 tr in CL, ch 2, dc in dc, ch 2, 3 tr in CL, ch 2, tr in tr, ch 2, rep from * across, ending last rep with 3 tr in last CL, ch 2, tr in tch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 8 (counts as dc and ch 5), *CL over next 3 tr, tr in dc, CL over next 3 tr, ch 5, dc in next tr, ch 5, rep from * across, ending last rep with dc in 4th ch of tch, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sk dc *5 sc in ch-5 loop, sc in CL, sc in tr, sc in CL, 5 sc in ch-5 loop, sc in dc, rep from * across, with last rep ending with 5 sc in last ch-5 loop, turn. (41 sc).
Begin Stacked Arches
Row 7: *Ch 5, sk 3 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * across , turn.
(10 ch-5 loops)
Row 8: Ch 1, *(4 sc, ch 5, 4 sc) in ch-5 loop, rep from * across, turn. ( 10 arches)
Row 9: Ch 2, *(4 sc, ch 5, 4 sc) in ch-5 loop, rep from * across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 2, work Stacked Arches patt in first 5 ch-5 loops, over next join between 2 arches work (3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc), cont in Stacked Arches patt to end.
Row 11: Ch 2, work Stacked Arches in ea ch-5 loop across. (11 arches)
Row 12: Ch 2, work Stacked Arch in first ch-5 loop, in next ch-5 loop work (4 sc, ch 5, 4 sc, ch-5, 4 sc), cont working Stacked Arches all remaining 9 ch-5 loops. (12 ch-5 loops).
Row 13: Ch 2, work SA in first 8 ch-5 loops; (in next ch-5 loop work 9 sc) 2 times. Turn, ch 9, sk last 2 Arches just made, sl st in join between next 2 arches, ch 1, turn. In ch-9 loop work (4 sc, ch 5, 4 sc, ch-5, 4 sc). Now continue working SA in remaining ch-5 loops to end. 12 arches
NOTE: You now have a hole for the thumb, topped by two arches which are “finished off” -- the ones with 9 sc in them. In the following row you will work into the ch-5 loops made in the ch-9 loop.
Rows 14 and 15: Ch 2, work SA patt across.
Row 16: Ch 2, work 9 sc in ea ch-5 loop across.
Turn work 90 degrees. You will see that the first row has 4 sc along the side edge, while the next has a ch 2, and these two alternate all along the side. *Sk first sc, work sc into each of next 3 sc, work 3 sc in ch 2 toop, rep from * till you reach the end of Stacked Arches section, to Row 6 of pattern. We will now work the remaining section of the edge, adding in buttons as we go.
On working yarn, measure out about 3 feet of yarn and cut.
Before we proceed, now is the time to steam your pieces flat. The glove may look small, but it will stretch around the hand and fit snugly. My hands are large, and the gloves fit very nicely. If you are using a different yarn, test it for stretchiness. If it doesn’t stretch, you may also steam block the pieces to gain some fabric. After steaming, proceed to the next step.
Picking up the working yarn, work sc into side of row 6. Slide a button onto yarn and up to work. Work sc around other side of button shank into ch-3 at side of row 5. Work two more sc into this ch-3, 4 sc into side of tr (row 4). Slide up another button and work sc into side of row 4 st at bottom. Work 3 sc around dc at side of row 3, 2 sc around tch of row 2, slide up another button, work sc into side of row 1, end off.
Tie on at opposite side of glove at bottom (side of row 1). Ch 1, sc in side of row 1, ch 3 (this is a loop for button), 3 sc in dc at side of row 2, 4 sc around tch at side of row 3, ch 3 (2nd button loop), 4 sc into side of row 4, 3 sc around dc at side of row 5, ch 3 (3rd button loop); sc into side of row 6. Continuing up side of SA section, *work sc into side of each of next 3 sc, sk next sc, 3 sc around next ch-2 loop, rep from * to top, for a total of 24 sc on SA section. Note that you have been working with WS facing. Remove hook from loop and fold glove to bring two sides together.
Working from WS, make slip stitch seam to join glove at center. When done, turn inside out.
Follow instructions for Left Hand up to and including row 11.
Row 12: Ch 1, worked Stacked Arches patt 9 times, in next ch-5 loop work (4 sc, ch 5, 4 sc, ch-5, 4 sc), work Stacked Arches patt in last ch-5 loop, turn. (12 ch-5 loops).
Row 13: Ch 2, work SA in first 2 ch-5 loops, (in next ch-5 loop work 9 sc) 2 times. Turn, ch 9, sk last 2 Arches just made, sl st in join between next 2 arches, turn. Ch 1. In ch-9 loop work (4 sc, ch 5, 4 sc, ch-5, 4 sc). Now continue working SA in remaining ch-5 loops to end. 12 arches
For rest of glove, follow instructions for Left Hand beginning at Row 14 to end.
IN THE ROUND VERSION:
Follow directions as written but beginning in row 8 work as follows:
Row 8: work as directed but do not turn..
Row 9: sl st in each of the 4 sc in the first arch of row 8; continue in pattern (work 4sc, ch 5, 4 sc in each loop).
Continue working in the round, beginning each round with sl st in the first 4 sc of the first arch in the previous row.
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