I first worked these fingerless gloves up for my two little girls to match some leg warmers that I had made, and they love them. I quickly decided I need various sizes and started making them for a bazaar. Everyone fell in love with them, so I decided to share them with you!.
These are available in toddler, kiddie, youth, adult and XLarge.
They will fit almost anyone. The fingerless gloves are worked from the top down for a customized length, and in the round so there is absolutely NO seaming involved. The possibilities for these are endless, I am providing you with a quick easy version in stockinette stitch. When making your own pair experiment with ribbing or color work.
Skill Level: Beginer
small amount of a worsted wieght yarn ( I used vannas choice)
size 7 needles (DPN or circular)
Gauge: 4SPI, or 16 stitches in 4 inches. row gauge doesnt matter since we are working to a measurement.
Toddler, Kiddie, Youth, Adult, XLarge, Mens
2X2 ribbing = K2, P2 * around to end
Stockinette stitch = in the round it is knitting all stitches
BO = bind off
CO = Cast on
Pattern is written for the smallest size with all larger sizes in parenthesis.
CO 24(24, 28, 32, 36, 40)
Evenly distribute the stitches between which ever type of needles you decide to use, whether it be DPN or on long circular for working in the round. Place a marker to mark the begining of each round.
Work 2x2 ribbing by alternating knitting 2 stitches and purling 2 stitches all the way around. Continue the ribbing for a total of 5 rows. * If you would prefer a tighter rib I encourage you to go down one or two needle sizes to achieve this.
We are now switching to stockinette stitch by just knitting all the stitches.( If you would like a tighter glove then continue with the ribbing. ) Continue in stockinette stitch untill entire piece measures 1 (1.5, 2, 2.75, 2.75, 3.5) inches
Thumb hole : knit 2 stitches, BO 3 ( 3, 4, 4, 5, 6) using Jennys Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Knit the remainder of the stitches to the end.
Knit 2 stitches, CO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) using a backwards loop cast on, knit to end.
Continue working in stockinette stitch until gloves measure 3.25 (4.25, 5.25, 6.25, 6.25, 7.25)" work 5 rows of 2x2 ribbing and BO using a stretchy bind off.
I have done these in bulky and a size 8 needle in ribbing with an 3spi. For a youth I co 20. :)