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Pine Cone Gloves

Job type Test knit

These gloves came about as, and I quote: "the hand-knit version of the nylon gloves you can find in a dollar store."

I wanted a pair of gloves that were lightweight, but very snug to the hand, perfect for spring or early fall, or, to layer under other mittens or gloves during winter. 

The Pine Cone Stitch pattern uses only knits and purls to create a fun textured stitch that I instantly fell in love with so it seemed only natural to put these two things together to knit up a pair of lightweight gloves in fingering-weight yarn

Left and Right Gloves are identical, and you only need to complete one for this test. 

Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2022-03-16
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Advertiser Sarah Dawn's Designs
Spots available 14
Sizes required XS : 4 testers needed
S : 2 testers needed
M : 4 testers needed
L : 4 testers needed
Finished measurements

Wrist Circumference: 6 (7.5, 9, 10.5) inches, (15, 19, 23 26.5 cm)
To be worn with approximately 0.5 inches (1.5 cm) of negative ease.

Finger and thumb length are adjustable to measurments. 

Gauge 32 sts and 48 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm square) in stocking stitch
Charted or written pattern Both
Skills required
  • long-tail cast on
  • backwards loop cast on
  • decreases: k2tog, k3tog
  • increases: m1l, m1r
  • picking up stitches from a cast on edging
Construction type Cuff-up, with increases for the thumb gusset, the body of the hand is knit in the round and split for the fingers.
Required or recommended yarn fingering-weight yarn blended with nylon. Acrylic or Acrylic/wool blends would also be quite suitable
Yardage 183 (242, 443, 616) yards / 168 (222, 405, 536) meters.
Tools required

tapestry needle
2 stitch marker
contrasting scrap yarn or multiple stitch holders

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker
  • You will use your own yarn, but get to keep the finished object. As well, you will get a final copy of the finished pattern for your own use.
  • You will not share or distribute the pattern PDF.
  • You will be able to complete the test by the deadline posted.
  • If circumstances come up and you cannot complete the test by the deadline posted, you will notify me as soon as possible.
  • You will post any errors or other issues you encounter with the pattern to the testing chat
  • If you are altering the pattern to your own preferences, please post to the chat thread, or message me here on YarnPond to confirm. I don’t usually mind alterations, but I do have to make sure that the elements of the pattern I need tested are being tested.
  • I would like to have feedback posted the chat once every two weeks, minimum, please. That feedback does not have to be elaborate, it can even be ‘I haven’t touched this since last time’.
  • Finished Projects should include a photograph. While I would prefer modeled photos (if applicable), this is not an absolute requirement. I may ask for your project photograph to be featured on social media, if I like it, but that is not a requirement of my testers.
  • Testers should fill out the feedback questions when they have completed their project.
  • You may create a project page on Ravelry at any time you wish (also not a requirement).
Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Two patterns from my self-published pattern library, in addition to the final draft of the pattern being tested!


The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

cast on
started thumb gusset
split for fingers
finished fingers
finished and blocked.
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