Friday, March 2, 2007
Kid's fingerless Gloves
yes, I made these out of icky synthetic blend yarn. Yes, I'm a fiber snob :)... but, hey, it's for a kid's glove and they had to be cheap and bulletproof!
Size: Child or small adult hand
Circumference around hand, not including thumb: 7”
Wool-Ease (3oz/, 197 yd, 20% wool/ 80% acrylic)
1 ball #153 Black MC
1 ball # 138 Cranberry CC
1 ball #171 Gold CC
1 ball #147 Purple CC
1 ball #123 Seaspray CC
Or use stash yarn, Worsted Weight (CYCA #4 Medium)
Size 4.5mm, 7US, double pointed needles
Or size required to obtain gauge
Contrast yarn for stitch holders
Stitch markers or small safety pins (2)
Tapestry or blunt needle for sewing in ends
In Stockinette Stitch 23 sts, 24 rows = 4” (10cm).
NOTE: Color chart begins after ribbing.
Cuff: Cast on 34 stitches and divide among 3 or 4 dpns. Join for working in the round. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1.5". Change to stockinette stitch (knit every round), and increase 6 stitches evenly for a total of 40 stitches. Begin color chart. Work 3 more rounds in stockinette stitch.
Shape thumb gusset:
Row 1: K1, inc. in next st. slip marker, knit to next marker, slip marker, inc. in next st. K1. 6 sts between markers.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-2, 2 more times. There will now be 10 stitches between the markers.
Knit even for 7 rows
Next round: Slip 10 sts. betwen markers onto holder or string, cast on 2 sts behind thumb, K around. (38 stitches).
K even for 10 rows or desired length to beginning of fingers.
You will divide up the hand stitches for the fingers as follows:
Index finger: 10
Middle finger: 10
Ring finger: 10
Start with the index finger. Transfer all but the 10 index finger stitches to a holder or scrap yarn. Cast on 2 stitches for gusset (between the index and middle fingers), total of 12 stitches. Divide among 3 dpns and knit 4 rows. Bind off.
Middle finger: Transfer 10 stitches from scrap yarn or holder, 5 each from the front and the back side, pick up 1 stitch for gusset between middle and index fingers, and cast on 1 stitch for gusset between middle and ring fingers, Total of 12 stitches. Divide among 3 dpns and knit 4 rows. Bind off.
Ring finger: same as middle finger.
Pinky: Transfer last 8 stitches from scrap or holder, pick up 1 stitch for gusset between pinky and ring finger. Total of 9 stitches. Divide among 3 dpns, and knit 3 rows. Bind off.
Thumb: Transfer 12 stitches from scrap pick up 2 stitches which were cast on. Knit 4 rounds. Bind off.
Left Glove: Work as for right glove—but reverse placement of the thumb gusset, see diagram.
CC contrasting color
dpn double pointed needle
MC main color