Knitted Fingerless Gloves

Introduction: Knitted Fingerless Gloves

About: In a valiant attempt to keep myself from dying of boredom, I create.

I have been knitting since I was 11 years old (almost 50 years).  I asked my wonderful daughter-in-law want she wanted me to make her for her birthday. She requested “yoga socks” (that’s another Instructable not yet published).  While knitting these socks I came up with several ideas that were variations on the theme.  This is one of those variations.  I knitted this these fingerless gloves from my own pattern.  I think this would be considered an intermediate project because I used 4 double point needles to create the gloves. Also you need to know how to cast on stitches in the middle of the project. Here we go.

Step 1:

1 skein Wool Free Sock by Premier Yarns found here: , the color I used was “Grand Canyon” which delighted the geologist in me, plus I love self-striping yarn. One skein will make both gloves.
Set of 4 size 2 double pointed knitting needles
Stitch marker
Needle caps- I made these out of Surgru, the caps keep the stitches from sliding off the back side of the needle.
BO=bind off
CO= cast on
CWCO= Chinese waitress cast on, directions found here: waitress cast on knitting&FORM=VIRE4#view=detail&mid=117A3AE33EAD60F39EAF117A3AE33EAD60F39EAF.


Step 2:

Cast on 60 stitches.

Step 3:

Divide the stitches so that there are 20st on each of three double pointed needles.

Step 4:

Row 1-starting on the needle with the first stitch you cast on, knit ribbing, or in other words, *k1, p1, repeat from * until all 20st are on the 4th needle (your right hand needle). Use the empty left hand needle as your right hand needle and starting with * keep creating ribbing on the second needle and then the third needle. This complete round is Row 1. The tail left from the casting on of your original stitches will let your know where each row starts. You know you doing it right if you start each needle with a knit and end each needle with a purl.

Step 5:

Rows 2-55 – repeat Row 1.  Use the stitch marker to mark off each ten rows, thus you won’t have to spent too much time recounting rows to keep track of where you are in the pattern. ( /- 4.5 inches or 11.25 cm)

Step 6:

Row 56 – k1p1 for 25st, BO 10st, k1p1the last 25 stitches

Step 7:

Row 57 – k1p1, 25st, CWCO 10st, k1p1the last 25 stitches

Step 8:

Row 58 – k1,p1 across all 60st, you have just finished the opening for the thumb.
Rows 59-88 – repeat Row 58  ( /- 2 inches or 5 cm)

Step 9:

Row 89 – BO loosely, so that the opening can stretch

Step 10:

My Hubby is my hand model.  He wants a pair and so his will be in a color called Oceanic.  Enjoy!



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    12 Discussions

    So i finally finished the pair i started after finding some needles around the correct size - thank you so much for the insperation and instruction you can see a picture of mine here if you feel like it =) thanks again :

    They look lovely. I guess the variegated wool makes the pattern itself. Can we have the tension please over say 1" square? I like the sugru point protectors. You could also use a pencil eraser on each one or corks if you don't have sugru.

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    Are the needles Us size 2 (2.75mm) ? in my head I can imagine that being about right but kowing my luck I'll end up with mini baby ones.... or giant ones....

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    I see. Thanks anyway!

    Could you do this with a circular needle? They are lovely!

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    I just tried it and the 60 stitches wasn't large enough to go completely around the 9" circle. I think that is the shortest circular needle made. Sorry about that. Thanks for asking and looking.

    Oh my goodness... Sounds complicated! I just learnd how to knit a few weeks ago. I've kintted a hairband, and I'm working on a scarf for my dad... But what you made is so much prettier! I wish I knew how to knit with 3 needles. :'( But anyway, thanks for this awesome post!

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    I didn't learn how to knit with double pointed needle until about 10 years ago. I learned how to make socks. These are much easier than socks. Keep knitting and one day you will come back to this and you won't be so intimidated. Good luck on your knitting adventure. You will love it, and thanks for commenting.