Basic Long Fingerless Glove (sportsweight)


A very basic long fingerless glove, entirely knit in stockinette stitch and seamed up the sides.

Yarn: approx. 140 yards of sports weight (or very light dk) yarn.

Needlesize: US5 or needlesize to obtain correct gauge.

Yarn suggestions: Alpaca Silk by Blue Sky Alpacas, Fresco by Classic Elite Yarns, Ultra Alpaca Light by Berocco, Road to China Light by the Fibre Company, Mongolian Cashmere by Jade Sapphire and Felted Tweed by Rowan.

To download the pattern click on link below:


Some more specifics

This pattern is a very basic fingerless glove, entirely knit in stockinette stitch. One can wear them all bunched up:


Or completely stretched out over your arm like here:


It is really all up to you how you want to wear this glove!

Blocking is optional

This glove is knitted flat, with decreases and increases occurring at the sides. After you finished your piece, it will curl but after blocking it will lay flat like this:


Blocking is optional. You don’t have to. But in case you would like to, click here to see how.

Seaming using the mattress stitch (also referred to as invisible seam)

Fold your piece over, and use the mattress stitch for seaming. Seam while the right side is facing you.


Seam down from the top and seam up from the bottom. Leave a hole for your thumb.

If you do not know how to do the mattress stitch, go to this wonderful video tutorial over at knittinghelp. It will be in the “finishing” section and it is called the “mattress stitch”. To get to it, click here.

No rights reserved


I reserve no rights to this pattern. You are free to do with this pattern whatever you want to do with it.

If you want to knit a whole lot of them for charity, go for it.

If you want to knit this pattern and sell your gloves, be my guest.

If you want to teach how to knit this pattern, don’t hesitate.

If you want to use this basic pattern and give it some more flair by using a lace pattern or whatever other pattern, please enjoy.

If you want to use this pattern to improve, and to re-write, what are you waiting for?

Curious how this pattern came about?


If you want to know how much work goes into developing/writing/putting out a pattern, please click on the links below:

Getting Technical With It, part I

Getting Technical With It, part II

Getting Technical With It, part III

Thanks for reading and until the next entry!

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