Some time ago now, I promised to post a picture tutorial of Fingerless Glove Emanelle. I was procrastinating because first of all it is a whole lot of work to get this done and secondly I didn’t think anybody would care, really.
But then knitter Chloe left me a message asking me when I was going to post Emanelle’s picture tutorial… and I was like, hey, somebody does care.
So here goes, Chloe, especially for you, your granddaughters, and all other knitters who are interested…
Click here to download the pattern Emanelle.
For all entries on Emanelle, scroll down to the bottom of this post.
This blog is dedicated to the novice knitter and all knitters who are interested in learning new stuff. I am a novice knitter myself and by no means an authority on knitting whatsoever. I am just an enthusiastic little novice knitter who would like to share her adventures.
In this entry you will find:
- Some very quick Cable Basics
- Plaited Cables
- A step by step picture tutorial on Emanelle
Some very quick Cable Basics
Have you seen my first little tutorial on Cable Basics? If not please click here before continue reading.
In my first tutorial, we touched cables when holding your cable needle in front of your work.
Now we are going to see what happens when we hold the cable needle in the back of your work
When the patterns says: “Slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back, knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle” this is what you have to do:
Slip 3 stitches and leave at back:
Leave your cable needle at the back of your work, ignore it and just knit the next three stitches. After you did that you are going to knit those 3 “ignored stitches” from your calbe needle. By doing this you are actually twisting stitches
This last step feels weird at first but keep on going and soon enough you will see that you have made your first twist!
Now put your cable needle aside, cruise for a bit untill it is time to twist again and this is what you will see:
What is the difference between holding your cable needle in the front of your work and holding your needle in the back of your work, you may wonder? Take a look at this:
The first photo shows what happens when you hold your needle in front of your work, the second photo shows what happens when you hold your needle in the back of your work:
Cable Needle in front creates a left slanting twist.
Cable Needle in back creates a right slanting twist.
For more cable tutorials go to:
Knittinghelp.com and watch Amy Finlay’s excellent tutorial video on cables!
You will find it in the “Advanced Technique” tab and then go to “decorative stitches”. I learned how to do cables from Amy’s video.
Plaited Cables are merely a combination of right slanting and left slanting twists. This creates a cable which looks like it is braided. It may look difficult at first, but fear not, it is actually very easy…
See those 9 centre knit stitches which are situated in a field of purl stitches? Those centre 9 stitches are our window of Plaited Cable opportunity.
When the patterns says: Slip 3 st onto cable needle and leave at back, knit 3, and then knit 3 stiches from cable needle, this is what it will produce:
After this, you will not need your cable needles for like 3 rows:
Now when the patterns says: Knit 3, slip 3 on cable needle and leave at front, knit 3 and then knit 3 from cable needle, this is what it will produce:
So this is the base of your plaited cable! If you continue in the pattern, in the end you will have a beautiful braid:
Picture Tutorial on Emanelle
Click here to download the pattern. This little fingerless glove is knitted flat, and then later on seamed on the side.
Step 1: Start with 6 rows of ribbing
Step 2: Plaited Fun Commences!
This is what the back of your work will look like:
See your work grow and grow:
Untill it is time to start your final 4 row ribbing and bind off:
Last step is seaming the glove! Start seaming from the top down. Remember when you ribbed for 4 rows? That is your top. So start there. If you don’t know how to seam, go to knittinghelp.com and watch Amy Finlay’s excellent video tutorial on the mattress stitch. Scroll down her page untill you hit the “finishing” section and click on the mattress stitch!
Then from the bottom up:
Finally, you weave in the ends and your glove is done!
All Entries on Emanelle:
I want it to last for an Eternity
Win these luxurious fingerless gloves
Winners of Deneadin and Emanelle
Free pattern Fingerless Glove Emanelle