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I’ve got another great summer pattern for you! This pattern for light, lacy fingerless gloves is called Piperita, named after their mint color. They’re a small portable knit so you can take them on your summer adventures, and when you’re done knitting them, they’re light enough that you can wear them on cool summer days to add a bit of lace to an outfit.

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They start with a strip of i-cord, which gets fold back  and sewn down at one end to create the button loop. Stitches are picked up and knit from the cord, and the glove is knit from the bottom up in a diagonal lace stitch pattern with a stockinette thumb gusset. To finish things off, the top of the fingerless gloves get a scalloped edge treatment that’s worked sideways so you end up binding off stitches as you work.

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My gloves were knit using Sincere Sheep Equity Fingering in Aegean on 2.75 mm needles. These gloves use very little yarn and would be a great project to use up partial skeins. They come in three sizes, and include the palm circumference and gusset height measurements so you can pick the right size for your hands. The pattern is $5, and you can check out Piperita in the Untangling Knots pattern shop or on Ravelry.

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