Picture Tutorial Fingerless Glove Emanelle

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.

That wasn't too hard, now was it?

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.
Small Yellow Flowers

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:

  1. Some very quick Cable Basics
  2. Plaited Cables
  3. 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.

Hold in Front

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:
Hold in 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

Knit from cable needle

This last step feels weird at first but keep on going and soon enough you will see that you have made your first twist!
Right Slanting 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:

Two Right Slanting Twists

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:

yay a twist Right Slanting Twist

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

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.
9 stitches

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:
Right Slanting

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:
Left Slanting

So this is the base of your plaited cable! If you continue in the pattern, in the end you will have a beautiful braid:
Braided Cable! YAY!

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 1 Ribbing

Step 2: Plaited Fun Commences!
Step 2 Plaited Fun Commences!

This is what the back of your work will look like:
Back of your Work

See your work grow and grow:

See your work growAnd grow even more

Untill it is time to start your final 4 row ribbing and bind off:
Step 4 Ready for Seaming!

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!
Start seaming from the top

Then from the bottom up:
Finally start seaming from the bottomWatch the thumbhole get smallerAnd even smaller

Finally, you weave in the ends and your glove is done!
Time to weave in the ends

That wasn't too hard, now was it?


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


8 Responses to Picture Tutorial Fingerless Glove Emanelle

  1. missharleyquinn says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for posting pics and instructions of this! My printer is not happy with me, but who cares…I’m busy getting ready for my best friend and her kids to move in with me for a few months and this will be fun for us to do together while we watch movies and pray our five kids actually go to bed before the sun rises!

  2. Marianne says:

    What a clear and helpful tutorial Nancy !
    Dit is denk ik juist wat heel veel beginnde breisters nodig hebben, een goede duidelijke beschrijving met foto’s !
    Het was denk ik inderdaad HEEL veel werk om te maken maar het was het zeker waard.
    Dat is trouwens heel mooi breigaren wat je daar gebruikt 🙂 Iets met zijde ?
    Groetjes van Marianne.

  3. chloe says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post this tutorial.

    You are the best!!!

  4. Rennagayle says:

    What an excellently done tutorial. Your step-by-step instructions along with the great photos make it impossible not to understand. Thank you!

  5. fiberjoy says:

    Nancy, I followed your link from Marianne’s blog. Thank you for the fabulous pictures. I want to learn to knit cables.

    I’ve enjoyed reading down through you blog! Excellent. The story of the lost boy and his guardians; your experience and musings of the Seattle trip (I live S. of Portland); and the line of your heritage. Lovely.

  6. Maple says:

    Thanks so much! I’m a beginner knitter and have done cables only once. You made it so clear about what was going on. Before I thought it was some magic thing happening.

  7. retno says:

    thank you very much for your tutorial. i really want to make my own gloves but i couldn’t find clear tutorial, until i found yours!!!

  8. Meredith says:

    I really appreciated this lovely tutorial and your beautiful fingerless glove patterns, thank you so much for sharing them!! Have a great day!

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