Saturday, May 15, 2010
ONLY Finger Gloves
I've been seeing a lot of outside of the box type knitting lately. Socks with no heels or toes and sweaters that aren't really covering you up (ravelry link) (I actually have some Kidsilk haze laying around, so I might try and make this while the weather is warm)
Since I had just a tiny bit of Regia Silk left over from the Prada socks, I decided to make ONLY finger gloves. Fingerless gloves have become a staple of both myself and my boyfriends fall/winter wardrobe. I've knit each of us 1 or 2 new pairs each season. But never full gloves or mittens. (Ignoring a gift pair for my mother that has been languishing at the bottom of my knitting bin) So I thought use some nice yarn to show the fingers some love.
This is what I've got so far. I have some very tiny buttons left over from my owl hat that I may use to make some sort of strap on thumb.
Once again this is more of a guideline of what I did, then a pattern.
Only Finger Gloves
Left over Regia Silk (less then 25g)
Using US #0 DPNs
CO 60 stitches, join in the round being careful not to twist.
Work in 1x1 rib for half an inch.
Work in st st for 1 inch.
K7 and then put those 7 onto waste yarn, continue knitting until 7 stitches are left unworked, put those 7 onto the waste yarn. (Pinky finger)
Join and work for 1 round.
Work first 8 st, put onto waste yarn(ring finger), Work 8 stitches. Work 14 stitches and put on waste yarn.(pointer finger) Work 8 stitches, and put the remaining 8 stitches on the waste yarn with the ring finger. There should be 16 live stitches for the middle finger.
CO 4 stitches work 8 stitches CO 3 stitches work remaining 8 stitches in the round.
Work in st st until just under the tip of the finger. (23 st)
K2tog ending with a k ( 12 st remaining)
K, k2tog ( 4 stitches remaining, cut yarn and string through remaining live stitches.
Put 14 stitches on needles, pick up 4 in the gap. (18 stitches total)
Work until just under the length of the pinky.
K2tog (9 st)
K, k2tog( 3 st) cut yarn and thread through stitches
Put 16 stitches onto the needles, pick up 4 stitches on the middle finger side, 3 on the pointer finger side (23 st total)
Work until just under the length of the finger.
K2tog ending with a k (12 st)
K, k2tog (4 stitches) cut yarn and thread through reaming stitches
Put 14 stitches onto needles, pick up 3 stitches in the gap (17 st)
Work in st st until just under the length of the finger.
K2tog ending with a k (9 st total)
K, k2tog (3 st) cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches.
Repeat for glove # 2 :)
Weave in ends, block lightly if desired.