Saturday, February 23, 2008

Flashy Fingers Gloves

Designed by Shelley Mackie – Fun Knits

These gloves will look great while keeping your hands warm all winter. You can knit these gloves so the colours go randomly or choose to place the colours as I have. I choose that each finger would be a different colour and the thumb is a mix of colour. Have fun and play with the yarn.
Difficulty Level: intermediate
Materials needed:
3mm double pointed needles
Opal Saphir – DK weight (80% wool, 20% nylon) 250m/100gr 1- 100 gr ball Shown in colour#1200
Sizes: The pattern is written in 3 sizes S(M,L) and the finger lengths can be adjusted for fit. Fit hand circumference 18, ( 19, 20.5)cm - 7 (7 ½ / 8) “
Gauge: 6 st. / inch on 3mm needles
Pattern: Cuff – cast on 42 (44, 48) st. arrange these stitches on the double pointed needles and join the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a marker at beginning of the round. Knit in ribbing K1, P1 for 6.5 – 7.5 cm - 2 1/2 – 3 “
Hand: Change to (knit every round) increase 1 st. at the end of the next round 43( 45, 49) st. on needles
Shape Thumb Gusset: Knit across 21 (22, 24) st, place a marker, M1, (make a stitch by knitting into the front and the back of the next stitch) Knit 1, M1, place a marker. Knit to the end of the round. Knit 2 rounds
Inc 2 st. in this manner inside the markers every 3rd round until you have 13, (15, 17) st. between the markers. Knit 2 rounds
On the next round place the thumb gusset sts. on a length of yarn to hold them and remove your stitch markers. Knit to the end of the round and cast on 1 st over the thumb space. Continue knitting in the round until the glove measures 8.5 ( 9, 9.5) cm - 3 ¼, ( 3 ½, 3 ¾ )” above the ribbing.
Little finger: Work across 6 st. and place the following 32 (34, 38) st. on a holder to be worked later. Cast on 1 st. over the gap, Join the yarn (If you want each finger a different colour join the colour you want.) knit to the end. Knit these 12 sts. in the round for your little finger until 4.5 ( 5, 5.5) cm – 1 ¾, ( 2, 2 ¼ )” . On the last round knit 2 together all around, break yarn and thread the tail through the remaining stitches and pull tight.
Upper Hand: Place the held stitches on the needles, rejoin the yarn at the gap made by little finger pick up and knit 2 stitches. Total sts. 34 (36,40). Knit for 3 rounds.
Ring Finger: place first and last 6 (6, 7) st on dp needles, place the rest of the stitches on a holder to be used later. Join yarn, in colour of choice. Cast on 1 sts over the gap and knit these 13 sts. until 5.5 ( 6.5, 7)cm – 2 ¼, (2 ½, 2 ¾)” Shape top and finish as for little finger.
Middle Finger: Take the first and last 5(5,6) sts. off the holder, Join yarn, in colour of choice, pick up and knit 2 sts. along the edge of the ring finger and cast on 1 (2, 1) st. over the gap 13, (14, 15) st on needles. knit these sts. until 6.5 (7,7.5)cm – 2 ½ (2 ¾ , 3)” Shape top and finish as for little finger.
Index Finger: place remaining sts. on needles. Join yarn, in colour of choice, pick up and knit 2 on the edge of middle finger. 12( 14,14) sts. on needle, Knit until5.5 ( 6.5, 7)cm – 2 ¼, (2 ½, 2 ¾)” Shape top and finish as for little finger.
Thumb: place the gusset stitches on the needles, Join yarn, in colour of choice, pick up and knit 1 st. on the edge between thumb and hand, 14, (16, 18) sts. on needles. Knit until 3.8(4.5,5)cm – 1 ½ (1 ¾, 2)” finish top same as little finger.
Finishing: Weave in the ends. Close the gaps between the fingers and at the base of the thumb.
Enjoy your new gloves.

1 comment:

BeadKnitter said...

Hi! I knit your glove pattern this weekend. I did size medium. I found a problem with the instructions for the index finger. Pattern says you end up with 14 sts after adding 2. I had 14 sts before adding 2. Is the math wrong? I had the right number of sts throughout until I came to doing the index finger. I just knit 2 together to fix the problem.

Other than that, I enjoyed the pattern. Thank you for posting it.