Crimson Maples Pattern


This challenging pattern is worked on small needles with eight colors of Jamieson & Smith 2-ply jumper weight yarn.


Gloves fascinate me. I have been so inspired by the gloves of the Yorkshire Dales in England, the Sanquhar gloves in Scotland, and the Fair Isle gloves from Fair Isle and Shetland. Each is distinct in their use of motifs, structure, and color, and many of these gloves were produced for pay in earlier times. In the Dales, the gloves were knitted on curved needles with the use of a knitting stick, while short double-pointed needles, about 4″ in length, as well as knitting belts, were often used in Scotland. The gloves are knitted in the round, beginning with the shaded corrugated ribbing. The glove hand includes a thumb gusset, different motifs, and lines from the ribbing which continue into the hand to designate the top of the hand from the palm while obscuring the jog at the beginning of the round. Each finger is worked with the Main Color (MC) yarn and one of the Contrast Color (CC) yarns.

Featured Techniques: Corrugated Ribbing, Picking up for Fingers and Thumbs,  Tips on Fingers

Sizes: S-woman’s small (M-woman’s medium, L-woman’s large)


Finished Measurements:  

Hand Width Above Thumb: 3 3/4 (4, 41/4)”

Hand circumference: 6.5 (7, 7.25, 7.75, 8.5, 9.5) inches



with larger needles:

In one-color St st, 32 sts & 44 rnds = 4″/10 cm.

In stranded St st, 32 sts & 32 rnds = 4″/10 cm.


  • Needles:US size 1 (2.25mm) double-pointed needles for ribbingUS size 2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles for hand
  • Yarn:Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight (115m/125 yds per 25g ball, 100% wool): 2 (2, 2) balls Shade 134 (MC) and 1 (1) ball of each of seven contrast colors (CC): Shade 9113 (CC1), 43 (CC2), 52 (CC3), 1281 (CC4), 121 (CC5), FC11 (CC6), 118 (CC7).
  • Notions:Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn