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.

Pointer finger
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

Ring finger
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.


Marion said...

Interesting. These might actually be nice, sometimes, paired with a pretty pair of fingerless mitts to extentf their wear. said...

I actualy think these are so funny. Why did nobody ever thought of this? good job! I will start to think of a use for them, the idea is just to good not to actualy use the gloves. Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

I like it! I would love to have it in winter when using the pc make my finger freezing!!

Anonymous said...

I think this is great! I have to wear wrist supports at work and now that the temp has turned to closer to frigid in the office for September, my fingers have been icicles for the past couple of days! I need to put this on my list of "must knit!" before the office really gets cold!

Breefolk said...

I always thought that this would be a good idea to do, but never got around to trying to make some. My husband and I both fall into the category of people with warm hands but frozen fingers. I showed him this design and he thought it was genius. Funny looking maybe, but definetely awesome.

redrumwriter63 said...

Going to try to knit these for my sister; she loves Lady GaGa, and wants them for Christmas. They're in the music video for the song "Telephone" (well, a number of finger-only gloves are, anyway).

Kat Riddell said...

These are fabulous. I'm diabetic, and my fingertips always get cold and then lose circulation, but if I wear full gloves my hands get all sweaty. I'm going to have to make myself a pair of these to wear to class and in the library :)

sarah C said...

im going to make these for my man who has issues with the cold during chemo, thanx so much for sharing

knitphomaniac said...

<3 these :) making some fingerless gloves for a birthday gift, these will be great to add to them!

Anonymous said...

My son broke his wrist and I made these because he can wear regular gloves. I had to play with it some because his hand and finger are long. I made a single finger for his thumb and attached it to the glove. He loves it and he is happy his hand isn't freezing.

Anonymous said...

can someone make these for me in black???

E J Thorne said...

These look awesome! I actually need gloves but only my fingers get cold. Thinking of knitting them but I'm still a beginner. Mind making a video or take pics of how you start?