Friday, January 11, 2013

Fantine of Les Misérables

These are the hardest gloves to find a good clear picture of. These are an absolute guess!
If I ever get a good clear picture of the center lace panel, I will make a new pattern.
They really are a great portrayal of the character. Desperately clinging to her dignity and feminity, a bit of lace down the center. Have you ever just needed a little piece of something beautiful in those dark moments?

Fantine's Desperation
US 2 3mm
Fingering weight iron oxide colourway

Cast on 45 stitches, loosely. Carefully join in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker to mark beginning of round.

The mitts in the movie curl, if you want an edge that does not curl work:
Round 1: Purl.
Round 2: Knit.

Chart Placement
Left: PM Chart over back of hand (trank of glove) 25 sts, PM, K20
Right: K20, PM, Chart over back of hand (trank of glove) 25 sts, PM

At round 5 of chart for short cuffs or round 15 for longer cuffs, begin thumb gusset according to placement for right or left.

Thumb Gusset
Round 1 : 2 stitches before first marker, place a new (different colour if desired) marker for thumb, M1, knit two stitches, M1, slip marker,  work the rest of the round with chart between markers and stockinette on palm side. The thumb stitches between the markers are to be knit.
Rounds 2 & 3: Knit thumb stitches. Follow chart between markers.
Repeat rounds 1-3 a total of eight times, increasing and maintaining chart pattern on tranks. You will have 60 stitches total on the needles, and you will have 18 stitches between the two markers.

Hold Stitches for Thumb: Slip 18 stitches to waste yarn to hold for thumb. Cast on 2 stitches onto right-hand needle. Work 2 stitches from left-hand needle rejoining the knitting in the round. Continue knitting chart on tranks between markers and stockinette in the round for the hand stitches (total of 45 stitches for hand).

Hand: Knit as established until ½ inch less than desired length.
No Curl Mod Only-Round 1: Purl. Round 2: Knit.
Bind off purlwise.

Thumb Place 18 stitches from waste yarn onto needles. Join yarn and knit. Pick up and knit 3 stitches across cast on edge above thumb – 21 stitches. Work in knit for  1inch .
No Curl Mod Only Round 1: Purl. Round 2: Knit.
Bind off purlwise.

charted made with Intwined Pattern Studio 1.5



Ruth said...

Free gift Friday? Love it!!

Pamela said...

Thanks so much for this lovely pattern - my LYS has asked me to knit a sample of the new yarn they just got and I knew it would be lovely in this pattern. I do have some questions around the pattern. Is there a good way to ask you - on Ravelry or in an email?
Thanks Pamela
Rav - Pamaloo

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