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Friday, October 7, 2011

Easy Knit Fingerless Gloves


This is one easy knit fingerless glove pattern and will only take you a couple hours to finish. A good Project for a beginner, they work up quickly so they are a lovely idea for a last minute gift. In the winter, you always want to keep your hands warm but wearing normal gloves makes it difficult to use your fingers. With this simple knit, you can keep your hands warm and still search through your purse easily.When it's cold, knitted fingerless gloves can be perfect for wearing around the house, particularly for those with poor circulation in the hands. These gloves will keep your hands toasty while allowing you to do everything from using a keyboard to reading a book or doing housework. If you want to save on heating bills, fingerless gloves can make a house that is a degree or two cooler feel as cozy as if you bumped up the thermostat.
Aside from the many practical uses, fingerless gloves are also worn as a fashion statement. Goth, rock, and to a lesser extent hip hop or rap enthusiasts sometimes wear fingerless gloves for their tough, rebellious look. Punk rocker Billy Idol is probably best known for making fingerless gloves a fashion statement in the 1980s, when he performed hard-hitting punk anthems like, White wedding and Rebel Yell sporting classic black leather fingerless gloves.

 These are knitted on Straight knitting needles size 4mm usng a worsted  weight type yarn which is a medium width smooth yarn. This type of  yarn is very popular with novice knitters since it is easy to work with, and knitters can follow their stitches and patterns very easily with worsted weight yarn. It also yields smooth, warm products with a hefty feel to them.

 Instructions:
Cast on 36 stitches
k2,p2 ribbing for 3 inches.
Next row is a knit row, increase 4 stitches evenly, (40sts).
Purl one row
Knit one row.
Thumb increase: purl 18 stitches, in the next stitch purl in the back and front ( increase), purl 2, purl in back and front of next st, purl 18 stitches.
knit 1 row,
purl 1 row,
knit 1 row
2nd increase= purl 18 st. purl back and front of next st, purl 4 stitches, purl back and front of next st  purl 18 stitches.
 knit 1 row,
purl 1 row,
knit 1 row
3rd increase= purl 18 stitches, increase one in the next as above, purl 6 stitches, increase one, purl 18 stitches.
knit 1 row,
purl 1 row,
knit 1 row
4th increase= purl 18 stitches, increase one in the next stitch, purl 8 stitches, increase one, purl 18 stitches.
knit 1 row,
purl 1 row,
knit 1 row
5th increase= purl 18 stitches, increase one, purl 10 stitches, increase one, purl 18 stitches.
knit 1 row ,
purl 1 row.
knit18 stitches and put them on a holder,
knit 14 stitches and leave them on the needle,
place remaining 18 stitches on a second holder.
work the thumb= purl 1 row, knit 1 row and purl 1 row, then work k2,p2 ribbing for 4 rows. bind them off.
pick up and 18 stitches from 1st holding needle, purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row. k2, p2 ribbing for 4 rows. bind off.
Pick up  18 stitches from second holding needle. Knit 1 row, purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row. K2, p2 ribbing for 4 rows. bind off. sew seams together using your preferred method.                                                                                        

I chose to knit these in a pale pink as October is Breast awareness month . These are a great way to Show your support.

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