These instructions are for ten year size.
Columbia Scotch Yarn, 4 ounce skeins. 1 skein Maroon, 8850 for cap. 2 skeins Maroon, 8850 for gloves.
Columbia or Boye Steel Knitting Needles, size 2. Columbia or Boye Steel Knitting Needles, size 3. Columbia or Boye Steel Sock Needles, size 10.
Gloves 6 ½ sts = 1 inch. 8 rows = 1 inch.
Cap 6 sts = 1 inch.
With size 3 needles, cast on 90 sts and work in pat as follows:
Row 1 * Slip 1, k 1, yarn over, repeat from * across row, ending slip 1, k 1.
Row 2 * Slip 1, k 2 tog, yarn over, repeat from * across row, ending slip 1, k 1. Repeat Row 2 for entire cap.
When work measures 6 inches, change to size 2 needles and work in pat for 2 inches. Then change to p 1, k 1 ribbing, working the yarn over, slip 1, of previous row as 1 st. When work measures 10 inches from start, k 2 tog across row. Bind off. Sew side seam, pull top together and finish with a pompon.
Gloves: Right Glove:
Working on 2 needles, cast on 50 sts and work in pat same as cap for 6 inches. Change to p 1, k 1 ribbing, beginning with a p st and counting the yarn over, slip 1, of previous row as 1 st. Place work on 3 needles, and work in ribbing for 2 inches. Change to plain knitting and dec by k 2 tog at the beginning of every needle every other row 2 times (44 sts on the 3 needles). Divide the sts so that there are 16 sts on each of first 2 needles and 12 sts on 3rd needle. Work 5 rows even, then work to last 3 sts on 3rd needle, mark 3rd st from end and then inc in this st, k 1, inc in last st on needle. Inc in this marked st and in the last st on needle every 3rd row until there are 17 sts between marked st and last st on needle. Place these 17 sts on a thread or st pin, cast on 4 sts over these sts and work even for 2 inches.
Cast on 2 sts at end of 3rd needle, slip sts of first and second needles together with first 2 sts of 3rd needle on a st pin. Divide remaining sts on 3 needles. Work even for 2 ½ inches. Work 5th and 6th sts tog for 2 rows. Work 1 row plain, k every 3rd and 4th sts tog. Then k 2 tog around row. Draw yarn through remaining sts. Draw tightly, fasten yarn.
Take first 6 sts from st pin, cast on 2 sts, take last sts from st pin and pick up 2 sts on side of first finger (16 sts). Work 2 ½ inches, then dec same as first finger.
Work same as first finger, picking up 2 sts on side of 2nd finger, 6 on palm, cast on 2 sts and take last 6 sts from st pin.
Use remaining sts and pick up 4 sts on side of 3rd finger. Work 2 inches. Finish same as first finger.
Place the 17 sts on needles and pick up 4 sts over the cast on sts. Work even, knitting 2 sts tog twice over the picked up sts for 2 rounds. On the remaining sts work even for 2 inches. Finish same as first finger.
Work same as right glove to fingers.
K 7 sts of first needle, cast on 2 sts, slip rest of sts on first needle, all of sts of second needle, and first 7 sts on third needle on a st pin. Work same as first finger of other glove. Work other fingers as right glove.
Other great patterns from Practical Handknits Adaptable for War Relief, Volume No. 93:
V-Neck Coat Sweater
Round Neck Slip-Over
Child's Cap and Glove Set
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