Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Pattern for knitted fingerless gloves

I’m a big fan of fingerless gloves – perfect for fall and spring weather. So in the spirit of Christmas, I’m offering here my own pattern. (For all you non-knitters, apologies for a blog that will be written in a language you likely won’t understand.)

This pattern is knitted up with 4.5 mm needles to fit a women’s medium size. You’ll also need a cable needle or a double-pointed needle of at least roughly the same size. The photo shows these gloves knitted in Araucanía yarn (80% wool, 10% camel and 10% silk).

Left Glove
Cast-on 34 stitches.
Row 1-3: K1, P1 rib.
Row 4: K10 P1 K6 P1 K16
Row 5: P16 K1 P6 K10
Row 6-7: repeat rows 4-5
Row 8 (cable row): K10 P1 cable 6 (slip 3 stitches on cable needle and hold behind while you knit the next 3 stitches on your left needle; knit 3 stitches from cable needle) P1 K16

Continue in this pattern, cabling on rows 14 and 20.

Row 21: repeat row 5
Row 22 (increase for thumb): K1 Kfb (knit into the front and the back of the next stitch so as to increase by one) K8 P1 K6 P1 K16
Row 23: P 16 K1 P6 K1 P11
Row 24: K2 Kfb K8 P1 K6 P1 K16
Row 25 pattern
Row 26: K3 Kfb K8 P1 cable 6 P1 K16
Row 27 pattern
Row 28: K4 Kfb K8 P1 cable 6 P1 K16

Continue in pattern until row 37, cabling at row 32.

Row 38: K4 cast-off 5 stitches, continue in pattern (cable row)
Row 39: P16 K1 P6 K1 P7 cast-on 5 (turn work and knit into last stitch, slip stitch back onto left needle, 5 times, turn) P2
Row 40: K2 (before next stitch, slip needle under thread between stitches, knit next stitch then slip thread over that stitch) pattern

Continue in pattern to row 63, cable row 44, 50, 56, 62

Rows 64-66: K1 P1 rib.
Cast-off and sew together.

For Right Glove, follow the pattern in reverse (start with K16 P1 K6 P1 K10). For thumb increase, always start increase 8 stitches after cable in order to slant in opposite direction.

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