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Pattern for Ian’s Gloves

Here is the pattern for these fingerless gloves. I adapted it for my purposes from about 3 or 4 different patterns. These gloves are a tad on the short side for Ian. Bear in mind that you can add length at the arm (btw the wrist and elbow) and at the hand (above thumb gusset). Consult the gauge to figure the rows should you decide to vary this a little. Also, the nature of the 2×2 rib make these hug the arm. The negative ease is exactly as it should be. If I have forgotten anything important, please let me know. I want this to be as complete as possible.

Here goes:

Size
Women’s S(M)
Finished Circumference : 51/2″(5 3/4″)
Will fit up to an 81/2(91/2″) circumference
Gauge:
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 “
Materials:
*Any worsted weight yarn…wool, cotton, blends, hand dyed’s, you name it. Creative yarn choices can really change the look. Red Heart Super Saver used here. About 220 yards should be enough to finish one pair.
*US 8 double pointed needles (set or 4)
*Stitch markers
*Stitch holder (didn’t have one, so I used a piece of waste yarn)
*Darning needle
Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
m1 = make one. With the right needle, insert the tip under the horizontal strand that lies between the stitch you have just knitted and the next stitch, from front to back, and place it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back of the loop.
pm = place marker
sm = slip marker
BO = bind off.

Right Glove:

CO 30(32) sts. (The long tail cast-on works well and produces a neat edge for this piece)

Divide sts. as evenly as possible on three of the double points.(for larger glove, make sure needles 1 and 3 have 11 sts.)

Join and knit in k2, p2 rib until piece measures 51/2″(or 33 rows) from beginning.

Begin thumb gusset on needle 3. knit rib on needle 1 & 2 throughout.
Rnd 1: (needle 3) P2, k1,pm,m1,pm, cont in pattern as established.
Rnd 2: (needle 3) sm,m1,k1,m1,sm, continue in pattern as established.

Continue to work gusset by knitting into the back and front of the first and last sts between the markers on each round to 13(14) sts. between markers.

Place gusset sts. on holder.

Continue in round in k2, p2 rib for another 1″ (1 1/2″) or 6(9) rows.

BO.

Thumb:
Divide holder sts between 3 doublepoints. Join new yarn and knit 1st and last gusset sts. together. Work in stockinette or 2×2 rib for 4 rounds. BO.

Left Armwarmer:

Work as for right, but reverse thumb gusset sts to needle one as follows:
1. k1,p2,k2,p2,k1,pm,m1,pm,k2(p1).
2.k1,p2,k2,p2,k1,sm,m1,k1,sm,k2(p1).
3.continue to work gusset by knitting into the front and back of the first and last sts. between markers on each round until 13(14). sts between markers.

Continue as for right armwarmer.

Finishing: Weave in ends, using tail from thumb, seam the hole betw. the thumb gusset and palm. Be sure to do so loosely enough to allow thumb movement. You want a loose join here.

2 thoughts on “Pattern for Ian’s Gloves

  1. What a great idea! I’ve got to make me some. Or for gifts — maybe to replace some of my over-ambitious Xmas gifts (1st sock of “Fancy Gentlemen’s Sock” is taking forever! Although I did turn the heel and just finished the decrease rounds).

  2. Awww, thanks for sharing that pattern – I so love these gloves, I’ve already printed the pattern out and will make sure to try it soon! Thanks again!

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