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WILD AND WARM Guanaco and Vicuña Lace Fingerless Gloves

Nov 24, 2008
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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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ArleneW wrote
on Mar 23, 2009 11:17 AM
arlene wrote re: wild and warm lace fingerless glove i had no problem downloading this pattern. they look very pretty
Maygi wrote
on Feb 6, 2009 4:13 AM
thank you for the pattern it's so beautiful~~~~~
Ellen wrote
on Jan 7, 2009 7:29 AM
I have numerous times to download patterns from this site and he PDF Adobe Reader tells me they are unable to open the reader. Is there something I am missing in order to get these patterns? Thank you very much.
terrib972 wrote
on Dec 21, 2008 10:23 AM
I would not consider this pattern Easy unless perhaps you are an experienced lace knitter. I did make the mistake of trying this with a black alpaca yarn and the dark color made it difficult to see the tiny stitches. Working the pattern with a larger lighter yarn helped me understand what was going on but after about 20 rounds I've dropped a stitch and can't figure out how to pick them back up. I guess tiny lace is just not for me.
MeganH wrote
on Dec 12, 2008 10:15 PM
thank you for a pattern that requires spinning!!!! I don't have (and can't afford) guanaco, so I am going to use the alpaca fleeces my brother gave me from his two alpacas (one white, one honey-coloured). Wonderful, wonderful. Thank you. I feel like you have given me a great Christmas gift!
BeverlyF wrote
on Dec 6, 2008 6:26 AM
Hi, Where can you purchase the yarn for these beautiful gloves? Thanks.
Tsvete wrote
on Dec 6, 2008 4:19 AM
Looovely. Thank you!
AlinaT wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 6:16 PM
Far out... I just looked at the price of that yarn!! It does look amazing, but yikes... methinks I'll be doin' a little substitutin'...
AIRknitter wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 12:59 PM
WOW!! SANDI, the "lifeline" tip is divine. Gives me the giggles knowing there is a way to safely go where lace knitters fear they may have to go. Or something like that.... Buddy looks like a very, very serious lace guard dog.
AmandaD wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 12:09 PM
Can these be knitted using a circular needle (twin-pin) instead of 4 double pointed needles? Also, what ply (English weight equivalent) would I be able to substitute for the Guanaco and Vicuna? 3-ply? Amanda D
BettyB wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 11:55 AM
I think I'll try them with Alpaca wool, will let you know the turnout. Won''t be til after Xmas though. Bettyb
SharonK@3 wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 11:22 AM
The instructions say easy, but it seems complicated to me.
ChristineW@2 wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 10:57 AM
I am not a spinner (yet--would love to be one of these days). Any yarn recommendations?
Bamboo! wrote
on Dec 2, 2008 9:03 AM
very creative!
Madhatter wrote
on Nov 30, 2008 4:57 PM
Those are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Alice
Jessica@2 wrote
on Nov 25, 2008 12:00 PM
a wonderful thing to have in the cold weather