WILD AND WARM Guanaco and Vicuña Lace Fingerless Gloves

Wild guanacos and vicuñas are both beautiful and graceful. They produce some of the finest fibers in the world. It is fitting to knit a light and lacy garment to honor their elegance. These open-fingered gloves are not only decorative but also warm. Learn more about spinning guanaco and vicuña fibers in the Winter 2008 issue of Spin-Off.

Designer Kaye D. Collins
Finished Size 10" long x 3½" wide. Woman’s medium to fit a 7–8" hand.
Fiber 1 oz light guanaco. ⅛ oz vicuña.
Needles/Hooks U.S. sizes C (2.75 mm) and 0 (1.75 mm). Needles: 5 U.S. size 2 double-pointed needles or size necessary for gauge; tapestry and beading needles.
Notions Three 3 mm gold-filled beads, five 5 mm gold-filled beads for each glove.
Gauge 8 sts and 11 rows = 1" in lace pattern.

 

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