Fingerless Gloves With a Twist!

About: I love music, knitting and crafting!

Hello! This is my first Instructable! Hope you enjoy! The video shows some techniques that I mention in more detail (like making your own stitch markers, or doing an invisible increase).

You will need:

  • Yarn
  • Size 6 straight and double pointed needles
  • Embroidery needle
  • Stitch holders
  • Cable needle

(If you want to avoid sewing up the side at the end, you can just knit in the round the whole way.)

There are 4 sections: Base to Wrist, Wrist to Mid-Palm, Top of Palm, and Fingers

I spent roughly 4 hours per glove.

Enjoy!

Step 1: Base --> Wrist (Rows 1-40)

Right Glove:

Cast on 40 sts

  1. Knit 3 - Purl 4 - Knit 6 - Purl 4 - Knit 23
  2. Knit as is Repeat 20 times

Start braid row 13, continue for rest of glove

Braid :

  1. Purl 4 - Put 3 on cable needle, hold to front - Knit 3 - Knit 3 on needle - Purl 4 …
  2. Knit 4 - Purl 6 - Knit 4 …
  3. Purl 4 - Knit 6 - Purl 4 …
  4. Knit as is

Starting row 17: decrease by 1 every 2 rows in the big knit section

Row 40: Mark Stitch 20 (with a stitch marker) as the middle of the thumb gusset

By the end you should have: 28 sts


Left Glove:

Cast on 40 sts

  1. Knit 23 - Purl 4 - Knit 6 - Purl 4 - Knit 3
  2. Knit as is

Repeat 20 times

Start braid row 13, continue for rest of glove

Braid :

  1. Knit 23 - Purl 4 - Hold 3 to back - Knit 3 - Knit 3 on cable - Purl 4 - Knit 3
  2. Purl 3 - Knit 4 - Purl 6 - Knit 4 - Purl 23
  3. Knit 23 - Purl 4 - Knit 6 - Purl 4 - Knit 3
  4. Knit as is

Starting row 17: decrease 1 in the big knit section every 2 rows

Row 40: Mark Stitch 8 as the middle of the thumb gusset

By the end you should have: 28 sts

Step 2: Wrist to Mid-Hand (Rows 41-52)

Right + Left Gloves:

On right side (odd numbered rows), add 2 stitches at the beginning and end of the gusset till row 52

Starting Row 45: Increase by 1 around 3 sts from the end every row

You should have 35 sts + 13 Gusset sts by the end of this section.

Step 3: Top of Hand (Rows 53-64)

Right and Left Gloves:

Row 53: Knit until gusset, section off gusset sts into a stitch holder - continue knitting as normal

Row 61: Add 6 sts on big knit section Row 63: Add 7 sts on big knit section

Should have 48 sts at the end (12 per finger!)

Step 4: Fingers

Section off 12 sts per finger (see picture)

Knit each finger in the round for 7 rows and cast off.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Sew the side of the glove up with the embroidery needle.

Weave in ends, using them to close up the inevitable holes at the base of the fingers.

Voilà!

Step 6: Glamour Shots!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! (Special thanks to my sister for modeling!)

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    audreyobscura

    16 days ago

    These came out so well! One day I'll be brave enough to attempt cable twists like this, your pattern is lovely :D

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