Picture Tutorial Fingerless Glove “Seattle”

Are you ready? Let’s go…


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.

Yarn used in this picture tutorial: Rowan Cashsoft dk
Gauge: 6 stitches to an inch. It is allright when you get 6.5 stitches to an inch. It’s only a fingerless glove…

Length approx. 7.5 – 8 inch
Width approx. 6 – 6.5 inch (before seaming)

To download the pattern click below:

Fingerless Glove Seattle (pdf file)

Step 1:
Cast on 42 sts. Make sure you have about a 15″ tail ( for seaming later on). Start with 6 row k1,p1 ribbing.

Step 2:
RS: Knit 1 row across
WS: Purl 1 row across
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Now look at your work. When facing RS , you will see two rows of KNITTED stitches. So this is your Right Side!
When facing WS you will see two rows of PURLED stitches.

1) With RS facing you: k1, (k4, p4) 5 times, k1
2) With WS facing you: p1, (k4, p4) 5 times, p1
3) With RS facing you: k1, (k4, p4) 5 times, k1
4)With WS facing you: p1, (k4, p4) 5 times, p1

If all went well, this is what you are supposed to see on the RS of your work:

Now you are going to knit the pattern “off set”

5) With RS facing you: k1, (p4, k4) 5 times, k1
6) With WS facing you: p1, (p4, k4) 5 times, p1
7) With RS facing you: k1, (p4, k4) 5 times, k1
8 With WS facing you: k1, (p4, k4) 5 times, k1

Now this is what you are supposed to see on RS of work:

Row 1 to 8 form the pattern. Repeat 5 more times so in the end you will have 12 squares counted from top to bottom.
And you will have 10 squares counted from left to right:

Notice that the outer border stitches (the very first and the very last ) are KNIT when RS if facing you. When WS is facing you the very first and the very last stitch are PURLED. Why is this? It will make the seaming later on much easier.

With RS facing you: knit one row across
With WS facing you: purl one row across
This is what the RS of your work should look like:

And this is what the WS of your work should look like:

Almost there! Make 4 rows of k1, p1 ribbing and bind off loosely in ribbing pattern. Make sure you leave a 10 inch tail when you cut off the yarn.

Seam that glove!

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!

The BOTTOM of your glove are the first 6 ribbed rows, the TOP of your glove are the 4 ribbed rows.

Make sure that when you fold the glove in half that the Right Side is facing you!

Start seaming down from the top for about 2inches:

Now with the tail end at the bottom of the glove, start seaming up for about 4 inches. If all went well, you should have an opening for your thumb that is about 1 1/4 inches wide.
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It is all up to you where and how big exactly you want that thumb opening to be.

Weave in ends.

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Please know that making a picture tutorial takes up a lot of hrs!

Enjoy and you’re welcome!


8 Responses to Picture Tutorial Fingerless Glove “Seattle”

  1. Rennagayle says:

    You should write a “learn to knit” book some day. I would have been thrilled to have discovered such clear cut tutorials when I was learning to knit. You did an awesome job! 😉

  2. Marianne says:

    I totaly agree with Rennagayle ! Good job !

  3. Anne says:

    You did an amazing job with that – what a great thing to share with other knitters – novice and non-novice alike!

  4. chloe says:

    You’ve done it again!!!
    Wonderful gloves–Can’t wait to knit them.
    I love that you knit them flat as I am much too intimidated to use d/p needles.
    Thanks again for another great pattern.
    I look forward to the pdf whenever you get to posting it.

  5. missharleyquinn says:

    Just Gorgeous and oddly enough I think I can actually make these! 🙂 I made a scarf in this pattern last winter and just adore how it looks.

  6. Rhonda(BC Canada) says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these patterns. I was taught by a Scottish co-worker, how to knit, about 10 years ago. I hold my right needle under my arm, and I struggle with double-points, and I have tried circulars. (you could do a comedy show on me using circulars 🙂 )
    I attend dog agility shows with my husband, and I work in the rings keeping score, which means I need to be able to hold a pencil. As a knitter, I just couldn’t go and buy fingerless gloves, I needed to be able to make them. I will be off to purchase the yarn tomorrow.
    You are very generous to share these with us. Please write a book one day, as I need a pattern for a hat that isn’t on double-points or circulars. 🙂
    Please know that your time and kindness is sincerely appreciated!!

  7. jeorgina says:

    I’m so excited to have found your site!
    Thank you for sharing your projects.

  8. jennifer says:

    THANKYOU!I have spent so much time today looking for a pattern just like this to make for my daughter-now her Christmas is going to really ROCK! You are super kind to share. HUGS and happy knitting

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