Kwolek Fingerless Gauntlets

Helena's latest pattern is named for Stephanie Kwolek, brilliant scientist for DuPont who invented Kevlar. This genius woman thought to spin a thin and slippery liquid into fibers, and as a result discovered one of the strongest materials known.

The gauntlets themselves aren’t intended to be made of Kevlar, though they do incorporate an innovative approach to constructing fingerless gloves.

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large) 
Finished size: To fit palm circumference of approximately 7” (8”, 9”) around. ‘Small’ size is roughly a women’s medium; ‘Medium’ size is a women’s large or men’s small; ‘Large’ size is a men’s medium. 
Gauge: 7 sts and 14 rows = 1” in garter stitch (unblocked)

Materials:
Oink Pigments Sport, 1 skein; shown in size S in “Kernel Mustard”; size M in “Dill With It”; and size L in “Zoot Soot Riot”
Set of 5 US Size 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs or long circular for magic loop
10 (10, 11) stitch markers
One safety pin or removable stitch marker

If substituting yarns, you will need approximately 150 (175, 200) yards of sport-weight yarn (but we think ours is best).

If you buy ANY skein of Oink Pigments Sport from our online shop through 6/30/15, we'll send you a copy of Kwolek for FREE! Just include your Ravelry name in the 'Comments' box at checkout.