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
Needle size: 3 – PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM A TIGHT KNITTER SO YOU MAY WANT TO USE A SMALLER NEEDLE TO OBTAIN GAUGE!
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)
Cast on 42 sts. Make sure you have about a 15″ tail ( for seaming later on). Start with 6 row k1,p1 ribbing.
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
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
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.
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!
It is all up to you where and how big exactly you want that thumb opening to be.
Please know that making a picture tutorial takes up a lot of hrs!
Enjoy and you’re welcome!