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Make your life easier with Marcia, our clever commuter gloves by Lesley Arnold-Hopkins

There's no doubt that gadgets like smart phones and MP3 players have made the daily commute more interesting but, annoyingly, the touchscreens on these devices can't be operated whilst wearing regular gloves. We've found a solution with Marcia, our commuter-friendly gloves by Lesley Arnold- Hopkins. The tip of the first finger and thumb are missing, enabling you to operate your gadget, turn the page of your novel or buy a train ticket from the machine with ease. Marcia also features an extended cuff and ribbed palm to ensure a perfect fit.


Pattern Instructions

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  • MARCIA PATTERN

    Left glove
    □ Using 2.5mm needles cast on 64 sts, join in the rnd and place round marker
    □ Work 28 rnds in single rib, inc one st at end of last round. 65 sts
    □ Rnd 1: * k4, p1, rep from * to end
    □ NOTE: this rnd forms patt.
    □ Keep rib correct throughout all incs
    □ Work one rnd **

    Divide for Thumb
    □ Rnd 3: keeping k4, p1 rib patt correct, work 28 sts, pm, m1, k1, m1, pm, work rem 36 sts to end of rnd
    □ Work two rnds
    □ Rnd 6: work 28 sts, sm, m1, k1, p1, k1, m1, sm, work to end
    □ Work two rnds
    □ Rnd 9: work 28 sts, sm, m1, k2, p1, k2, m1, sm, work to end
    □ Work two rnds
    □ Rnd 12: work 28 sts, sm, m1, k3, p1, k3, m1, sm, work to end
    □ Inc every third rnd, working one extra st before and after the p1, in the same way, until there are 21 sts between markers for thumb, keeping rib patt correct (30 rnds worked in total)
    □ Work two rnds
    □ Work 28 sts, place sts just worked onto separate needle
    □ Work 21 sts for thumb
    □ Place rem 36 sts on separate needle

  • Thumb

    □ Work on the 21 sts for thumb only
    □ Cast on two sts at base of thumb and join into rnd
    □ Work 22 rnds, keeping rib patt correct

    Shape top
    □ Rnd 1: k1, * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1. 16 sts
    □ Rnd 2: work in patt
    □ Rnd 3: (k2tog) eight times. Eight sts
    □ Cut yarn and thread through sts, fasten off Rejoin yarn at base of thumb
    □ Pick up two sts at base of thumb and work to end of rnd
    □ Next rnd: k2tog at base of Thumb. 65 sts
    □ Work ten rnds

  • Little finger

    NOTE: this is worked on first eight and last eight sts of rnd
    □ Next rnd: work eight sts and put all of the rest of the sts except the last eight of the rnd onto stitch holders, cast on two sts, work the eight sts from end of rnd
    □ Join in the rnd and work 27 rnds on these 18 sts, keeping rib patt correct

    Shape top
    □ Rnd 1: * k1, k2tog, rep from * to end. 12 sts
    □ Rnd 2: work in patt
    □ Row 3: * k1, k2tog, rep from * to end. Eight sts Cut yarn and thread through sts, fasten off
    □ Rejoin yarn and pick up two sts at base of little finger. 51 sts
    □ Work three rnds
    NOTE: remaining fingers are worked in the same way, using sts from beg and end of rnd

  • Ring finger

    □ Cast on one st at beg of rnd and work eight sts, place all but last eight sts onto spare needles, cast on two sts then work eight sts from end of rnd. 19 sts
    □ Work 30 rows
    Shape top
    □ Rnd 1: k1, * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1. 13 sts
    □ Rnd 2: work in patt
    □ Rnd 3: k1, * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1. Nine sts
    Cut yarn and thread through sts, fasten off

  • Middle finger

    Cast on two sts at beg of rnd and work nine sts, place all but last nine sts onto spare needles, cast on two sts and then work the nine sts from end of rnd. 22 sts
    □ Join in the rnd and work 34 rnds, keeping rib patt correct
    Shape Top
    □ Rnd 1: k1, * k1, k2tog, rep from * to end. 15 sts
    □ Rnd 2: work in patt
    □ Rnd 3: * k1, k2tog, rep from * to end. Ten sts
    Cut yarn and thread through sts, fasten off

  • Index finger

    Cast on two sts, work rem 17 sts ***
    □ Join in the rnd and
    □ Work 30 rnds, keeping rib patt correct
    □ Shape top as for Ring finger

  • Right glove

    □ Work as for Left glove to **
    Divide for thumb
    □ Row 3: keeping k4, p1 rib patt correct, work 36 sts, pm, m1, k1, m1, pm, work rem 28 sts to end of rnd
    □ Work two rnds
    □ Row 6: work 36 sts, sm, m1, k1, p1, k1, m1, sm, work to end
    □ Work two rnds
    □ Row 9: work 36 sts, sm, m1, k2, p1, k2, m1, sm, work to end
    □ Inc every third rnd in same way until there are 21 sts between markers for thumb, keeping rib patt correct (30 rnds worked in total)
    □ Work two rnds
    □ Work 36 sts, place sts just worked onto separate needle
    □ Work 21 sts for Thumb
    Place rem 28 sts on separate needle
    Thumb
    □ Cast on two sts and join in the rnd
    □ Work ten rnds keeping rib patt correct
    □ Work four rows in k1, p1 rib
    □ Cast off very loosely
    □ Work as for Left glove until ***
    Index finger
    □ Join in the rnd and work 25 rnds, keeping rib patt correct
    □ Work three rnds in k1, p1 rib
    □ Cast off very loosely
    To make up
    Fasten off all ends

Pattern Instructions

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MARCIA PATTERN

Left glove
□ Using 2.5mm needles cast on 64 sts, join in the rnd and place round marker
□ Work 28 rnds in single rib, inc one st at end of last round. 65 sts
□ Rnd 1: * k4, p1, rep from * to end
□ NOTE: this rnd forms patt.
□ Keep rib correct throughout all incs
□ Work one rnd **

Divide for Thumb
□ Rnd 3: keeping k4, p1 rib patt correct, work 28 sts, pm, m1, k1, m1, pm, work rem 36 sts to end of rnd
□ Work two rnds
□ Rnd 6: work 28 sts, sm, m1, k1, p1, k1, m1, sm, work to end
□ Work two rnds
□ Rnd 9: work 28 sts, sm, m1, k2, p1, k2, m1, sm, work to end
□ Work two rnds
□ Rnd 12: work 28 sts, sm, m1, k3, p1, k3, m1, sm, work to end
□ Inc every third rnd, working one extra st before and after the p1, in the same way, until there are 21 sts between markers for thumb, keeping rib patt correct (30 rnds worked in total)
□ Work two rnds
□ Work 28 sts, place sts just worked onto separate needle
□ Work 21 sts for thumb
□ Place rem 36 sts on separate needle

Thumb

□ Work on the 21 sts for thumb only
□ Cast on two sts at base of thumb and join into rnd
□ Work 22 rnds, keeping rib patt correct

Shape top
□ Rnd 1: k1, * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1. 16 sts
□ Rnd 2: work in patt
□ Rnd 3: (k2tog) eight times. Eight sts
□ Cut yarn and thread through sts, fasten off Rejoin yarn at base of thumb
□ Pick up two sts at base of thumb and work to end of rnd
□ Next rnd: k2tog at base of Thumb. 65 sts
□ Work ten rnds

Little finger

NOTE: this is worked on first eight and last eight sts of rnd
□ Next rnd: work eight sts and put all of the rest of the sts except the last eight of the rnd onto stitch holders, cast on two sts, work the eight sts from end of rnd
□ Join in the rnd and work 27 rnds on these 18 sts, keeping rib patt correct

Shape top
□ Rnd 1: * k1, k2tog, rep from * to end. 12 sts
□ Rnd 2: work in patt
□ Row 3: * k1, k2tog, rep from * to end. Eight sts Cut yarn and thread through sts, fasten off
□ Rejoin yarn and pick up two sts at base of little finger. 51 sts
□ Work three rnds
NOTE: remaining fingers are worked in the same way, using sts from beg and end of rnd

Ring finger

□ Cast on one st at beg of rnd and work eight sts, place all but last eight sts onto spare needles, cast on two sts then work eight sts from end of rnd. 19 sts
□ Work 30 rows
Shape top
□ Rnd 1: k1, * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1. 13 sts
□ Rnd 2: work in patt
□ Rnd 3: k1, * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1. Nine sts
Cut yarn and thread through sts, fasten off

Middle finger

Cast on two sts at beg of rnd and work nine sts, place all but last nine sts onto spare needles, cast on two sts and then work the nine sts from end of rnd. 22 sts
□ Join in the rnd and work 34 rnds, keeping rib patt correct
Shape Top
□ Rnd 1: k1, * k1, k2tog, rep from * to end. 15 sts
□ Rnd 2: work in patt
□ Rnd 3: * k1, k2tog, rep from * to end. Ten sts
Cut yarn and thread through sts, fasten off

Index finger

Cast on two sts, work rem 17 sts ***
□ Join in the rnd and
□ Work 30 rnds, keeping rib patt correct
□ Shape top as for Ring finger

Right glove

□ Work as for Left glove to **
Divide for thumb
□ Row 3: keeping k4, p1 rib patt correct, work 36 sts, pm, m1, k1, m1, pm, work rem 28 sts to end of rnd
□ Work two rnds
□ Row 6: work 36 sts, sm, m1, k1, p1, k1, m1, sm, work to end
□ Work two rnds
□ Row 9: work 36 sts, sm, m1, k2, p1, k2, m1, sm, work to end
□ Inc every third rnd in same way until there are 21 sts between markers for thumb, keeping rib patt correct (30 rnds worked in total)
□ Work two rnds
□ Work 36 sts, place sts just worked onto separate needle
□ Work 21 sts for Thumb
Place rem 28 sts on separate needle
Thumb
□ Cast on two sts and join in the rnd
□ Work ten rnds keeping rib patt correct
□ Work four rows in k1, p1 rib
□ Cast off very loosely
□ Work as for Left glove until ***
Index finger
□ Join in the rnd and work 25 rnds, keeping rib patt correct
□ Work three rnds in k1, p1 rib
□ Cast off very loosely
To make up
Fasten off all ends