Coraline Gloves DK 7″ Hand


  1. 1 oz. light green dk(#2), 1/2 oz. medium olive-green, 1 1/4 oz. orange, 1/2 oz. dark army green. 
  2. size 1 1/2 (2.5mm) dpns
  3. The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd

Previous glove knitting experience is helpful.  This is not a ‘word for word’ pattern so have the book handy.  I bought the wool at MD Sheep and Wool from  It’s 100% wool and feels good on my hand.  I also bought fingering from Shellridge Farm which I will be making in the next couple of months.  I had difficulty finding the exact colors from the same company.  I would have liked a lighter orange.  I had no trouble finding a picture of the gloves worn in the movie to help me.

With orange, cast on 48 sts.  K1, P1 rib for 9 rounds, 8 with lt. green, 7 dk green.  With orange knit and increase one st(63).  Knit 3 more rounds.  Start thumb gussets as described in book.  Increase every 3rd row until there are 15 thumb sts.  Change colors as follows:

  1. 7 rows orange
  2. 3 rows olive-green
  3. 4 rows orange
  4. 3 rows dark green
  5. 6 rows light green
  6. 3 rows dark green

The last increase row should be the last lt green row.  I knit the 3 dark green as part of the thumb in keeping with the original gloves.  Then I put the 15 sts on a bit of thin yarn to hold.  Change to orange.  Knit to gusset. Cast on 1 st. Knit for a total of 7 rows.  Knit 3 rows light green and 3 rows orange. 

Color sequence for fingers:

  1. 3 rows dark green
  2. 10 rows light green
  3. 6 rows medium green
  4. Finish with orange, except pinkie

After you finish the pinkie, knit three rows in dark green for the 1/4″ as instructed in the book.  Then continue with the color sequence.  The thumb should have 7 rows, orange, 3 rows light green and finish with orange.

I will be happy to hear from you and/or answer any questions.  I’d also love to see the finished gloves. 

When I make my fingering weight Coralines, I’ll post them, too.

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