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06 February 2009 @ 12:26 am
Fingerless Gloves and Glittens  

Fingerless Gloves/Glittens


Yarn

Purply pair - Lorna Laces Shepherd Sport 100% superwash wool  200 yards, 70g

Muticoloured - cheap acrylic DK in whatever colour combinations you wish
or any other DK

 

Needles

Set of 5 plus spare needles to hold stitches not being worked (or use a length of yarn if you don’t have spare needles, but it is harder to slip sts on/off as needed)

I knit the fingers and thumbs on 4 needles as there were so few stitches
I used 3.25mm needles but I knit quite loosely so you may need to use 3.75 or 4mm to get the right tension

 

Tension

22sts to 4ins/10cms

My tension is quite loose, so I needed to use 3.25mm needles (UK no 10)

 

Abbreviations

k        knit

m1      make a stitch by picking up the loop between the stitch you have just knitted and the next one, place it on the left hand needle and knit into the back of it

sts     stitches

k2tog knit the next 2 stitches together (provides a slope to the right)

ssk     slip the next stitch from the left hand needle to the right, do this with the next stitch too, then knit them together (provides a slope to the left)

 

In the pattern I’ve said to use markers, but I hate using ‘em with a passion so just rely on seeing where my cast on/joining new yarn on thread is and rely on that – up to you what you do

 

If you wish to just make fingerless mittens, then cast off for the thumb when it is the right length (for me 11 rows and ignore the mitten instructions)

 

Right Hand

Cast on 40 sts and join into a round – place marker at beginning of round

Work in k2p2 rib for approx 6.5 cm (or as long as you want – remember that longer cuffs keep you warmer)

Change colour if required 

Round 1 + 2               k

Round 3          k21, m1, k2, m1, k17

Round 4,5,6              k

Round 7          k21, m1, k4, m1, k17

Round 8,9,10             k

Round 11         k21, m1, k6, m1, k17

Round 12,13,14          k

Round 15         k21, m1, k8, m1, k17

Round 16,17,18          k

Round 19         k21, m1, k10, m1, k17 (50sts)

Round 20,21,22         k (measure for length and if necessary miss out these rows or knit a couple more)

Round 23        k21, slip next 12 sts onto a thread/safety pins for the thumb, cast on 2 sts using the cable cast on method, k17 (40sts)

 

Knit 15 rounds (or until it fits up to the base of your little finger)

Change colour if required  

Little Finger

k5sts, cast on 2 sts using the cable cast on method, k last 5 sts of the round (12 sts) (place the rest of the stitches onto spare needles or yarn)

Knit 6 rounds (or as desired)

Cast off

Back to hand colour 

Rejoin yarn at base of finger and pick up 2 sts where you cast on for the finger, work 1 complete round (32 sts)

Change colour if required  

Ring Finger

K7 sts, cast on 2 using the cable cast on method, k last 5 sts (14 sts) (place the rest of the stitches onto spare needles or yarn)

Knit 9 rounds (or as desired)

Cast off

Change colour if required  

Middle Finger

Rejoin yarn, pick up 2 sts where you cast on for the previous finger, k5 sts, cast on 2 sts using the cable cast on method, k last 5 sts (14 sts)

Knit 11 rounds (or as desired)

Cast off

Change colour if required  

1st Finger

Rejoin yarn, pick up 2sts as before, k3, m1, k3, m1, k4 (14 sts)

Knit 9 rounds (or as desired)

Cast off

Change colour if required  

Thumb

Pick up 2sts (from the cast on sts), k12 sts and join into a round and place marker (14sts)

Knit 21 rounds (or as desired)

k2tog all round (7sts)

k2tog, k2tog, k1, k2tog (4sts)

cut yarn and thread through sts, draw tight and work end in

 

Work all ends in, using them to darn in holes at base fingers if necessary

Change colour if required  

Right Mitten Top

Pick up 21 sts on back of glove, approximately 10 rows down from the base of the little finger.   Do this by slipping a needle into the right side of each stitch and slide it onto the needle (work towards the thumb), EXCEPT for the first and last stitch where I picked up both sides of the stitch.

(Apologies I only took a photo of picking them up on the LEFT hand !)



Again work towards the thumb and knit all these sts, remembering to treat the first and last stitch as only 1 stitch each.  Then cast on 21 sts and join into a round and place a marker (42 sts)

 

**Rounds 1-6    Knit 21 sts, then (p1,k1) x10, p1

 

Knit every round until it is the right length (I did 14 more rounds)

 

Round 1           (k1, ssk, k15, k2tog, k1) x2 (38sts)

Round 2          (k1, ssk, k13, k2tog, k1) x2 (34sts)

Round 3          (k1, ssk, k11, k2tog, k1) x2 (30sts)

Continue decreasing like this till you have completed:

(k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1) x2 (10sts)

Kitchener together to form top of mitten

 

 

Left Hand

Work rib as for right hand

Round 1 + 2               k

Round 3          k17, m1, k2, m1, k21

Round 4,5,6              k

Round 7          k17, m1, k4, m1, k21

Round 8,9,10             k

Round 11         k17, m1, k6, m1, k21

Round 12,13,14          k

Round 15         k17, m1, k8, m1, k21

Round 16,17,18          k

Round 19         k17, m1, k10, m1, k21 (50sts)

Round 20,21,22         k (or to match what you did on your right hand glove)

Round 23        k17, slip next 12 sts onto a thread/safety pins, cast on 2 sts, k21 (40sts)

 

Knit 15 rounds (or to match right hand glove)

 

Work fingers and thumb as for right hand glove

 

Left Mitten Top

Pick up 21 sts on back of glove, approximately 10 rows down from the base of the little finger.   Do this by slipping a needle into the right side of each stitch and slide it onto the needle (work away from the thumb), EXCEPT for the first and last stitch where I picked up both sides of the stitch.

Again work away from the thumb and knit all these sts, remembering to treat the first and last stitch as only 1 stitch each. Then cast on 21 sts and join into a round and place a marker (42 sts)

 

Complete the mitten top as for right hand working from **

 

Button and Loop     (apologies my crochet terminology is not good!)

If you are happy to crochet, pull a doubled piece of yarn through the right hand top of the mitten part, then pull the ends through to make a secured beginning.  Chain approx 4 sts and then secure at the other side of the mitten top (don’t make the loop too big or it will slip over the button when you wear them).

If you don’t do crochet, plait 3 strands into a short cord and use the ends to sew in place.

 

Put the glove on and flex your hand to make sure the button will be in the right place before sewing it on.

 

Wear and enjoy having toasty warm hands.  

4ply version for slightly smaller hands
Made these for my daughter for her 21st and as she has small hands, I came up with a 4ply version - knitted in the same way as the dk ones, so I'll just add very basic information here.  And the usual disclaimer about this was late night/bits and pieces knitting and very much designed as I went along - it hasn't been test knitted and I hope it's enough to give you an idea!


Tension
32sts and 26rows = 4ins/10cm
I used 2mm needles - you may need to use larger as I knit looseley!

cast on 60sts k1p1 rib
change colour
3 rows k
k30, m1, k3, m1, k27
3 rows k
cont inc to k30, m1, k13, m1, k27
3 rows k
k30, slip 15sts onto holder, cast on 2, k27 (59sts)
10 rounds k (or whatever fits - my daughter has weird fingers so I did these to fit her!)

Little finger
k 7sts, cast on 2 knit last 6st of round (15sts)
8 rounds k
1 round k purple
1 round purl purple
cast off in purl and purple

pick up 2 sts and k 6 rounds (see above about weird fingers!!)

Ring finger
K8, cast on 2, k8 (18sts)
10 rounds k
1 round k purple
1 round purl purple
cast off in purl and purple

Middle finger
pick up 1 st, k8, cast on 1, k8 (18sts)
knit as ring finger

1st finger
pick up 2sts, k16
knit as ring finger

Thumb
Pick up 3 sts, k7, m1, k8 (19sts)
16 rows k
k2tog x 9, k1 (10sts)
k2tog to end (5sts)
draw through

Mitten top
Pick up 29sts, cast on 29
k 29, (p1k1)14 p1  for 8 rows
k till the right length
(k1, ssk, k23, k2tog, k1)2
dec every round till 14sts left
kitchener together


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( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Kiteyokiteyo on August 6th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
I've been looking for a pattern like this for forever and these are too beautiful! I'm working on mine now. :)
(Anonymous) on August 26th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Have you found any others?
dancing_riversdancing_rivers on August 14th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
I'm going to cast these on tonight :) Let's see if I'll finish them before winter. Thanks for the pattern!
lynntear on November 8th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
This knitting pattern
I have done these and love them im a new knitter and found this pattern to be easy to follow. My problem is that my kids love them and want me to do them a pair but i have looked everywhere for child size pattern of these mittens, and me being a new knitter i have no clue how to change this pattern to fit kids 6-8 or kids 10-12 sizes, can someone help me.You can email me at tlblakester@gmail.com
dawnknitsdawnknits on November 9th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Re: This knitting pattern
Thankyou so much for your kind comments.
I did look at trying to resize the pattern, but gave up when confronted with the maths. You could maybe try it in a finer wool and see if that (by a happy coincidence) makes a suitable size. Trying to do it with DK just meant that there weren't enough stitches for the fingers to be easy to work with as well as not too large.

If you can find a glove pattern that works for you, then you could just adapt the hooded part and fiddle around wtih that to get it to work out as a top.
deliknitter on January 28th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
glittens
Thanks for sharing your pattern. I haven't made gloves or mittens as yet, but want to make them at some point in time.
Annadyinggoldfish on August 11th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
thank you for sharing your pattern for these gloves. I cant wait to get started.

I was wondering if you could share with me the DALEK pattern as I think that is uber cool!!! (as cheeky as I am)

Thanks




dawnknitsdawnknits on August 12th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
hi - are you on Ravelry at all? I'm dawn9163 on there.

If you are do a pattern search for Extermiknit and it will bring it up. If not, google "extermiknit knitting pattern" and that should bring up some links as well. That's not my pattern btw - admittedly mine do vary slightly from the original pattern, mainly because I seem incapable of knitting something someone else has designed without changing it a bit!

If you're not on Ravelry I do suggest joining asap as once on there it will give you access to so many different patterns and ideas. Admittedly unless you're really disciplined it will also suck away at your knitting time....
Annadyinggoldfish on August 13th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
The extermiknit pattern had to be taken off the net cause BBC got all hissy and threatened a law suit against the person who designed it. So I cant find it anywhere. So if you have a saved copy somewhere it will be much appreciated...

I did also find this

http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/who/knittardis.html

which would be pretty cool too.

I am not on ravelry - where can i find that?
dawnknitsdawnknits on August 13th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
So sorry - I knew that the Adipose patterns had been withdrawn, but last time I checked the Dalek was still available. Can you email me on dawnDOTbeckATtiscaliDOTcoDOTuk?

Ravelry is just the best resource ever! It's at www.ravelry.com You need to sign up for it and a few days later they'll send you out an invite (do check your spam folder as they have a habit of ending up in there). Once you're on you can search through thousands of patterns (knit and crochet), list your stash of yarn so you know what you have (likewise your knitting needles and crochet hooks), join in discussions on forums, find forums which fit in with your interests (eg I'm on one for Baa Ram Ewe my local yarn store, sock knitters, one for people who have the same health issues etc) ask for help with any knitting queries, post pictures of your finished objects. Of course you don't have to do any of these things but they're all available if you chose to do so. Jess and Casey who are mentioned in my most recent post are the founders and they are lovely. My sign on there is dawn9163 and you should be able to find me in "people" and have a look at the stuff I have listed.
Hope this helps you! Look forward to your email.
amandapageamandapage on December 2nd, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
Extermiknit Pattern
Hello! Saw your pattern linked on Rav, and came over to see. Saw your note about Extermiknit- found it still on the web here: http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/who/extermaknit.html
☿ms_mercurial on January 13th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Quick question about gauge - what was your row tension for this, if you do recall?

Thanks in advance - I'm excited to start these :)
dawnknitsdawnknits on January 13th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I didn't bother about row tension - they're very much knit to fit lengthwise so it seemed simpler to let people measure them and rather than try and specify specific sizes, which may then not be right for people. It wasn't till I designed these and then knitted up a few pairs for different people that I realised just how different peoples hands are!

Good luck and hope you enjoy them.
(Anonymous) on June 3rd, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
size needle
i was wondering what size knitting needles to use. The pattern says to use 5 needles (im assuming double pointed) or more but it didnt say what size.
dawnknitsdawnknits on June 3rd, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
Re: size needle
hi - sorry it does say but it's currently under the tension bit. I'll amend that in a minute. What is says is:

My tension is quite loose, so I needed to use 3.25mm needles (UK no 10)

hope you enjoy knitting them!
dawn

(Anonymous) on September 4th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
First finger
Hi all, I am a new knitter and I wanted to make these for my mom for Christmas, I am already to the fingers (after one day) and here I got confused. :( Being twelve, I looked to the internet(LOL!) I didn't find any videos that would help me so now I turn to you, I don't suppose you might make a video or at least go into deeper detail? I want to get them done ASAP or else, well you know. Suffice to say, I really want help understanding this so that I can like sleep at night without thinking about it!!?! Thanks to anyone who will give any advise at all!

-Sarah
(Anonymous) on October 2nd, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
Re: First finger
Instead of working the full tube for the wrist, you work the stitches only for width of the little finger, then the next and on over towards the thumb. You haven't really listed a question, so it's kinda hard to help you at this point.
(Anonymous) on January 22nd, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
Cable cast on
Hi- I'm having trouble with the 2 cable cast on stitches right after I put the 12 stitches for the thumb on the holder. I think I've figured out how to add the stitches thanks to some online help, but I don't understand what happens to the two stitches as I work the rest of the mitten for 15 rows. Somehow these 2 stitches need to be picked up when it comes time to work the thumb again.

Also, will I have need to do the same thing with the cable cast on stitches for each finger, or are those different?

Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.

By the way, I've never made gloves or mittens before this project.

Thank you!!
dawnknitsdawnknits on January 30th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Cable cast on
Hi - I hope you've managed to get this sorted by now and apologies for not getting back to you sooner - life sadly has been a little fraught recently.

Anyway you use those 2 stitches you've cast on as part of the knitting for the rest of the hand. Once you're working on the thumb, then you will pick up 2 stitches from them (stick your needle in and pull the yarn through to make a loop!) and use those as part of the thumb stitches. I really hope that makes sense.
Are you on Ravelry? (www.ravelry.com) - I'm on there as dawn9163 and you can message me on there as well if that helps.
dawn
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