Monday, September 23, 2013

Close-Fitting Fingerless Gloves


Last week Rosalind reminded me that a friend of ours had a birthday coming up so I decided to make her a present. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of my project before wrapping it. Since our friend's favorite colors are pink and blue I was able to buy a skein of yarn with those colors in it and I started looking for patterns for fingerless gloves since its starting to get chilly out now and the only pattern that I found and that I liked was the pattern for close-fitting fingerless gloves. My mom said that they could easily be turned into mittens as well. You can find pictures that follow along with the pattern here, if you need to jog your memory in case you don't remember a step. There are a couple steps that I didn't use but that you can find on the website. Even though I don't have a picture of the finished product you can see what the yarn that I used looks like here.

you will need the following supplies:

1 pair size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles.  (Size 8 will also work)
1 skein Worsted Weight yarn, any color.
1 tapestry needle

To start the first glove, grab one of your knitting needles and cast on 24 stitches if you have a smaller hand, or 28 stitches for an average to large woman's hand/medium men's hand.  Be sure to include the slip knot as the first stitch, so that there are 24/28 and not 25/29 stitches.
**Knit one stitch. Purl one stitch. Repeat from ** all the way across to complete the row.
Repeat Step 3 three more times.
Row 5 - Knit all the way across.
Row 6 - Purl all the way across.

Rows 7-27: Repeat rows 5 and 6, ending will a row of knit.
Row 28: Purl all the way across. At the end of the row, cast on 5 stitches.
Row 29: Knit all the way across. At the end of the row, cast on 5 stitches . 
Row 30 - Purl all the way across.

Row 31 - Knit all the way across.

Row 32 - Purl all the way across.

Row 33 - Knit all the way across.
Row 34 - Cast off the first five stitches. Purl all the way across.
Row 35 - Cast off the first five stitches. Knit all the way across.
Row 36: Cast off one stitch. Purl all the way across.

Row 37: Cast off one stitch. Knit all the way across.

Row 38: Repeat Row 36.

Row 39: Repeat Row 37.

Row 40: Purl all the way across.
Row 41: **Knit one stitch. Purl one stitch. Repeat from ** all the way across to complete the row.
Repeat row 41 eleven more times. Bind off and sew the sides together.

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