Monday, October 23, 2006
Knifty Red's Fingerless Glove Pattern
My Cleverness Explained....
Yarn: Worsted Weight (TLC Essentials used in photo)
Needles: size 5 DPNs (set of 4)
Gauge: 5st per 1 in (est. on son's 8 inch Knuckle width, I figured it would be a 40 stitches cast-on - then decreased by 10% for a tight fit. You might have to do several gauge swatches to achieve tension)
Cable Cast on 36st.
Knit 36st in round till piece measures desired length from CO to first knuckle on Thumb. (photo shows 8 inch measurement)
Thumb: with waste yarn (appx. 8 - 12in) knit 7st. Slip those 7st back on to left needle. Knit with active yarn and continue till piece measures 2in from Thumb waste yarn.
Divide stitches evenly starting with end points off the center of thumb. Place bottom 18st on Stitch Holder. Knit top 14st and place on second Stitch Holder. Knit remaining 4st in round with next 4st off bottom holder. This will create the Pinky. On the 8th st and next round 1st KTFB (Knit through front and back of stitch) doing this twice will increase your stitches to 10 - this will help create the inside of the pinky joint. Knit in round till Pinky measures 1in and bind-off. Break yarn.
Slip next 5 Stitches off front and back holders onto two DPNs along with 2-3 stitches off bottom of pinky. This will fill in the gag and make the joint between fingers fit. Knit in round on 13st till piece measures 1 inch. Repeat for remaining Middle and Pointer fingers - remembering to pickup several stitches between finger joints to fill gaps.
Thumb creation: Slip waste yarn off slowly while picking up 8 stitches for top and 7 stitches bottom of thumb placing on DPNs. Also pick up 2 - 3 stitches on either ends to fill in gaps. Distribute 18 over 3 DPNs and knit in round till thumb measures 1 inch. Bind-off, break yarn and weave in any loose ends.
Once both gloves are done, place them on hands and make happy Sprint Fingers!! Come on...I know I'm not the only one who watched Bring It On.