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Samstag, 20. Februar 2021

Slightly Slanted Fingerless Gloves

I like fingerless gloves – and I like knitting  them a bit different from the standard loom-style construction. This usually leads to special patterns that are particularly attractive when used with  some self-striping yarn. Plus it may lead to mitts, where you only have to weave in  two ends per mitt – one of my personal obsessions :)  

This is the case with these fingerless gloves. They are knitted in one piece – starting with a garter stitch ribbing knitted sideways and continued with a main part that is knitted (slightly) on the bias. The upper ribbing is also in garter stitch to level the bias, and finally the thumb part is added. These gloves are (nearly) knitted in knit stitch only –  the only exception are a few increases and decreases for the thumb gusset and k1p1-ribbing at the thumb.









You can buy the pattern PDF via


The pattern PDF is 10 pages long and contains

  • a schematic how the mitts are constructed
  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting these fingerless gloves in one size  – including 9 in-process photos of the gloves in different stages
  • explanations how to adapt the pattern to other sizes
  • short photo tutorials of the following techniques: 
    • provisional cast-on and how to undo it, 
    • three-needle bind-off, 
    • picking up and knitting stitches from the slanted edge of your knitting, 
    • picking up stitches from gaps (e.g. necessary after changes in direction)

Size
The mitts are 19 cm high and have a circumference of 17 cm at the wrist edge and of 16 cm at the fingers


To knit this pattern the following techniques are used
  • provisional CO and undoing it
  • three needle BO
  • picking up stitches from the edge of a knitted piece
  • picking up stitches from a gap (e.g. when doing a thumb gusset)
For all these techniques/skills, the pattern PDF contains photo tutorials. 


Materials
The following materials are necessary to knit these fingerless gloves:
  • about 35 grams of fingering weight yarn, I used 
  • 3mm needles, for fingerless gloves such as these, I tend to switch between dpns and circulars, but it's possible to use either of them
  • one surplus knitting needle (in a similar size, preferably also 3mm) 
  • a stitch holder for the thumb stitches (scrap yarn works well, too)
  • 5 stitch markers - one of them removable
  • scrap yarn and a crochet hook (about 3mm) for the provisional COs
  • a tapestry needle to weave in ends


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