Picture Tutorial Fingerless Glove "Seattle"
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Yarn used in this picture tutorial: Rowan Cashsoft dk
Needle size: 3 - PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM A TIGHT KNITTER SO YOU MAY WANT TO USE A SMALLER NEEDLE TO OBTAIN GAUGE!
Gauge: 6 stitches to an inch. It is allright when you get 6.5 stitches to an inch. It's only a fingerless glove...
Size: Length approx. 7.5 - 8 inch Width approx. 6 - 6.5 inch (before seaming).
Step 1: Cast on 42 sts. Make sure you have about a 15" tail ( for seaming later on).
Start with 6 row k1,p1 ribbing. Step 2: RS: Knit 1 row across WS: Purl 1 row across
Now look at your work. When facing RS , you will see two rows of KNITTED stitches. So this is your Right Side! When facing WS you will see two rows of PURLED stitches.
1) With RS facing you: k1, (k4, p4) 5 times, k1
2) With WS facing you: p1, (k4, p4) 5 times, p1
3) With RS facing you: k1, (k4, p4) 5 times, k1
4) With WS facing you: p1, (k4, p4) 5 times, p1
If all went well, this is what you are supposed to see on the RS of your work:
Now you are going to knit the pattern “off set”
5) With RS facing you: k1, (p4, k4) 5 times, k1
6)With WS facing you: p1, (p4, k4) 5 times, p1
7) With RS facing you: k1, (p4, k4) 5 times, k1
8) With WS facing you: k1, (p4, k4) 5 times, k1
Now this is what you are supposed to see on RS of work:
Row 1 to 8 form the pattern.
Repeat 5 more times so in the end you will have 12 squares counted from top to bottom.
And you will have 10 squares counted from left to right
Notice that the outer border stitches (the very first and the very last ) are KNIT when RS if facing you.
When WS is facing you the very first and the very last stitch are PURLED. Why is this? It will make the seaming later on much easier.
With RS facing you: knit one row across With WS facing you: purl one row across This is what the RS of your work should look like:
And this is what the WS of your work should look like:
STEP 5:Almost there!
Make 4 rows of k1, p1 ribbing and bind off loosely in ribbing pattern.
Make sure you leave a 10 inch tail when you cut off the yarn.
STEP 6: Seam that glove!
If you don't know how to seam, go to knittinghelp.com and watch Amy Finlay’s excellent video tutorial on the mattress stitch. Scroll down her page untill you hit the “finishing” section and click on the mattress stitch! The BOTTOM of your glove are the first 6 ribbed rows, the TOP of your glove are the 4 ribbed rows. Make sure that when you fold the glove in half that the Right Side is facing you!
Start seaming down from the top for about 2inches:
Now with the tail end at the bottom of the glove, start seaming up for about 4 inches. If all went well, you should have an opening for your thumb that is about 1 1/4 inches wide.
It is all up to you where and how big exactly you want that thumb opening to be. Weave in ends.
Enjoy and you're welcome!
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