Friday, December 4, 2009

Fingerless Gloves knitting pattern





These fingerless gloves are knit in a square shape and then seamed up one side, leaving a hole for the thumb. The pattern is suitable for beginners and the gloves are a medium adult size.

I discovered this stitch by accident several years ago when I cast on the wrong number of stitches for a two-by-two rib. I'm sure it has a name, but I haven't been able to find it. It's a reversible stitch that creates a stretchy fabric and looks best when knit with small needles.



Measurements:

9 inches long

3.5 - 4 inches wide (gloves are narrower around the fingers)

Supplies:

Two skeins Noro Cash Island (Aran weight, 60% wool, 30% cashmere, 10% nylon)

Size US 6 (4 mm) straight needles

Tapestry needle for seam

Abbreviations:

K2TOG: Knit two stitches together

To knit the fingerless gloves:

Cast on 42 stitches.

*K2, P2*, repeat from *. Continue this repeat until the piece is 2.5 inches long.

Decrease two stitches: K2TOG, *P2, K2* to last two stitches, K2TOG. (40 stitches)

K1*P2,K2* to last stitch, K1. Repeat until the entire piece is 9 inches long.

Bind off.

Use mattress stitch to seam the side starting with the wider edge where you cast on. Leave a 1.5 inch gap in the seam for the thumb approximately 2 inches from the top (the narrower edge where you did the bind off).

Make a second one using the same pattern.

Here is an example of the fingerless glove using the same pattern and needle size, but with alpaca yarn.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this pattern.

14 comments:

Jane said...

In all seriousness, it might be called "Mistake Rib". I'll have to check it out. Great job! I've been trying to get my knitting club members to make these. My daughter made one but never finished the 2nd...sigh.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Stacy,
Love your new couch!!! I rec'd the ATC you made and it's great. I'm mailing mine on Monday.
Very pretty angel from Dogwood!
Happy Weekend.
Deb :)

Linda said...

Yay! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern, have a great weekend:)

Theresa said...

Love the gloves... I can't knit a stitch:) no not one, but I sure would like to try! Have a blessed day and weekend!

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for the pattern Stacy -- they're so pretty. And soon to be so needed too LOL!

Tammy James said...

they look great Stacy, I might have to bookmark this for when it gets cooler.

Debra said...

They look gorgeous. Your previous post made me laugh, cheeky little family you have. The couch looks great too. I am sorry i have been so busy that i have not popped in for a while. I know what you are saying about the nearer Christmas gets. I dont really do a lot of impulse spending, although i do think/feel it. I think as mine live so far away i tend to hear too much christmas music and the melancholy tries to get a hold of me...and sometimes it works..i love the magic christmas brings, the magic in childrens hearts and eyes. My youngest is traveling to Texas all by herself this year to be with her sister and family. Your decorations look great so far ...happy day:)

BlueRidge Boomer said...

This is the first pattern for fingerless gloves that i think i can do!!.......Thanks!!

Enjoy....LindaMay

Woollywotnots said...

Thanks for sharing your design. The gloves look great. Will have to make some too! Love your choice of yarn too

Kathy said...

I'd say "Mistake Rib" is right. I've done this on some scarves I've made. Love the gloves and the texture. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Carrie and Mike Groff said...

Can you knit fingerless gloves using only the Knit Stitch or do you have to know how to purl stitch?

Carrie A Groff
groffcandles[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Can you give me some sizes for an 11 year old kid?

Gracie said...

Re: "Mistake Rib's" daughter making only one glove. Been there.....done that.
After fussing with myself (which didn't make the other glove for me), I am NOW making them two at a time!!! They're the SAME size....and when I'm finished.....I'M FINISHED!!!!!
I'm making this pair for our mailman. They can't wear full finger gloves to sort the mail....but their hands get cold.
Gracie

Franciscans of the Holy Cross said...

Thank you for the wonderful pattern I found that is suitable for a beginner who is not quite ready for complicated knitting patterns...

Much appreciated..