Friday, July 25, 2008

Free Fingerless Glove Pattern!!!

Well, as promised, here is my free pattern for you! I don't know if you can see, but when I took the photos I was a bit naughty and hadn't woven the ends in yet so tucked them underneath! It's not recommended that you do the same... :)

Jessie’s Fingerless Gloves



















Materials:

- DK (double knitting) weight yarn, or 8 ply in any colour you like. I used Marvel acrylic yarn, available from Spotlight and 100 gm was more than enough (probably enough for almost two pairs)
- A set of four 3.25 mm double-pointed needles
- Cable needle. I just use an extra double- pointed needle for mine
- 2 stitch holders
- Yarn needle
- Tape measure

Abbreviations:

st= stitch
k= knit
p= purl
C4R= Cable 4 right; place next 3 stitches on cable needle and hold at back of work. K 1 then k stitches from cable needle, continue as written.
C4L= Cable 4 left; place next stitch on cable needle and hold at front of work. K 3 then k stitch from cable needle, continue as written.
m 1= make 1
CO= Cast Off (also known as Bind Off)

Tension:
30 sts and 42 rows per 10 cm (4 in.)

Claw pattern (worked over 11 stitches and four rows):

Row 1: p 1, k 9, p 1, k to end
Row 2: p 1, k 9, p 1, k to end
Row 3: p 1, C4R, k 1, C4L, p 1, k to end
Row 4: p 1, k 9, p 1, k to end
Repeat rows 1 to 4 to form pattern, k to end

Stitch markers: I would suggest using stitch markers to mark the beginning of each round. You can buy them, or tie scraps of yarn into a loop for a make-shift one.

Copyright note: This is my own original pattern, so please do not sell any products you make using it. Of course the pattern is free for your own personal use, as well as gifts and charity donations.

Method:

Right glove (both gloves worked upwards from cuff)-

*Cast on 44 sts using tubular cast-on. There’s a great video tutorial here if you’re not sure how to. I knotted the ends together, then divided the sts evenly between three needles and worked as normal for ribbing. Join, being careful not to twist knitting.

Work 1 by 1 rib, beginning with p 1 for 16 rows. This should work out to being about 2 inches (5 cm). Alternatively, work the cuff as long or as short as you like!*

Now you are ready to begin the hand and claw pattern. Work four-row pattern, (including k to end), four times.

Begin thumb increase (continuing with claw pattern):

p 1, k 9, p 1, k 10 1, k 2, m 1, k to end (46 sts).
p 1, k 9, p 1, k to end (46 sts).
p 1, C4R, k 1, C4L, p 1, k 10, m 1, k 4, m 1, k to end (48 sts).
p 1, k 9, p 1, k to end (48 sts).
p 1, k 9, p 1, k 10, m 1, k 6, m 1, k to end (50 sts).
p 1, k 9, p 1, k to end (50 sts).
p 1, C4R, k 1, C4L, p 1, k 10, m 1, k 8, m 1, k to end (52 sts).
p 1, k 9, p 1, k to end (52 sts).
p 1, k 9, p 1, k 10, m 1, k 10, m 1, k to end (54 sts).
p 1, k 9, p 1, k 10, pick up 2 sts, k 12, pick up 2 sts, put all other stitches on holders.

*You will now be working with just these 16 sts for the thumb. Divide sts evenly between three needles and join, being careful not to twist knitting. Work 10 rows stocking stitch, then cast off and weave in ends.*

Pick up 4 sts at base of thumb, k to end (46 sts). Beginning with 3rd row of claw pattern, continue in pattern for 22 rows. CO in desired method and weave in all ends.




Left glove:

Work as for Right glove from * to *.

Work claw pattern, but begin each row with k 35 instead of k to end (i.e. claw is on opposite side of the glove). Work four-row pattern four times.

Begin thumb increase (continuing with claw pattern):

k 21, m 1, k 2, m 1, k 10, p 1, k 9, p 1 (46 sts)
k 35, p 1, k 9, p 1 (46 sts)
k 21, m 1, k 4, m 1, k 10, p 1, C4R, k 1, C4L, p 1 (48 sts)
k 37, p 1, k 9, p 1 (48 sts)
k 21, m 1, k 6, m 1, k 10, p 1, k 9, p 1 (50 sts)
k 39, p 1, k 9, p 1 (50 sts)
k 21, m 1, k 8, m 1, k 10, p 1, C4R, k 1, C4L, p 1 (52 sts)
k 41, p 1, k 9, p 1 (52 sts)
k 21, m 1, k 10, m 1, k 10, p 1, k 9, p 1 (54 sts)
k 21, pick up 2 sts, k 12, pick up 2 sts, put all other stitches on holders.
Work as for * to * for thumb.

Pick up 4 sts at base of thumb, k 10, p 1, k 9, p 1 (46 sts). Beginning with 3rd row of claw pattern, continue in pattern for 22 rows. CO in desired method and weave in all ends.



If you find any errors in the pattern, have any questions or would simply like to share any pictures of your finished products, please don't hesitate to contact me at cookie.monster-36@hotmail. com. Enjoy!

1 comment:

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