Rio Gloves by Stefanie Pollmeier

Rio Gloves

September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
3.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
Palm circumference: 18 (19, 20.5) cm
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These fitted, wrist length gloves are my interpretation of the late 40’s, early 50’s ‘New Look’, that Ingrid Bergman shows so spectacularly as Alicia Huberman in „Notorious“. They are mostly monochrome and knit mainly in stockinette to recreate that uncluttered style, while the split cuffs, rows of contrasting slip stitch ridges and simple crochet edgings add interest to the design. Knit in stark, high contrast colors for a dramatic effect, or choose softer greys and light pinks for a more ladylike version.

Size available
Women’s S (M, L); shown in size S (grey with red accents) and M (red with black accents)
Intended to be worn with no ease.

Finished Measurements
Palm circumference: 18 (19, 20.5) cm


Long Cuff Version (grey with red accents)
Wollfarm Sockenwolle (75% new wool, 25% polyamid; 400m per 100 g skein)
MC Grey; 1 skein
CC Red; 26 (28, 30) m

Short Cuff Version (red with black accents)
Drachenwolle Merino Extrafine Semisolid (100% merino; 320 m per 100 g skein)
MC Bordeaux #4, 1 skein
CC Anthrazit #25; 23 (25, 27) m

1 set US #2/2.5 mm double-point needles
1 US #2/2.5 mm circular or pair of straight needles
US #2.5/3 mm crochet hook

2 removable stitch markers
8 mm buttons: 4 for long, 2 for short version
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Yarn needle