Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Short Fingerless Gloves.

First 3 rows.
Hey there! As I mentioned in my post here, I had decided to make my husband a pair of my Ribbed Fingerless Gloves. When working with him for the fit, I realized that the glove would not fit over his huge men’s watch. I decided to create a pattern that was shorter than my last one was, to accommodate his watch. He helped pick the yarn color (“olive drab”)  and with the sizing as I progressed.

So here is my pattern for:

Short Fingerless Gloves


Size 7 knitting needles
Gauge: 5 sts/inch (with ribbing), 7 rows/1 inch
Yarn needle to weave in loose ends
Synthetic yarn, low pill, of your choice; 100g, or 185 yds will make several sets.
Finished Size: 5 inches stitches long, 7 inches around

Using the long-tail cast on, cast-on 40 stitches.
Row 1-3: Knit a rib pattern by following K1,P1, ending on a P1.
Odd Row 3-13: Knit a larger rib pattern, K2, P2, ending on a P2.
Even Rows 4-12: P2, K2, ending on a P2.
Row 14: Bind off 6 stitches (for the base of the thumb hole; use a 7th stitch in the cast-off to have 6 completely done). P2, K2 to end of row, ending on a P2.
Row 15: K2, P2 to end of row.
Row 16: P2, K2 to end of row.
Row 17: K2, P2 to end of row; cast on one stitch.
Row 18: K1; P2, K2 to end of row.
Row 19: K2, P2 to end of row; cast on one stitch.
Row 20: K2, P2 to end of row.
Row 21: K2, P2 to end of row; cast on one stitch.
Row 22: P1; K2, P2 to end of row.
Row 23: K2, P2 to end of row; cast on one stitch.
Row 24: P2, K2 to end of row.
Row 25: K2, P2 to end of row; cast on two stitches.
Row 26-29: K2, P2, ending on a P2.
Row 30-32: K1, P1 to end of row.
Bind off in pattern.

Don't worry if it looks like this!
Just stretch it out (block it if you want).

Use the beginning long tail and the ending cast off strings to sew up the small gap near the knuckles and the wrist to thumb. You can choose which side you like best because these gloves are completely reversible and interchangeable between hands!

 These gloves ended up being just under 2 inches from hem to base of thumb, it is a little over 6 inches wide.  Remember that the ribbing stretches wider, pulling the height up, so err on the longer side than the shorter. 

I tried them on too! A little big.

My husband modeling them!

I hope you use this pattern! If you do, send my pictures!! 

Song of the post: Fidelity by Regina Spektor. You can watch the video here.  I’ve liked this song for years now, but I just saw “Love and Other Drugs” and it was the last song in the movie!

I'll be linking up over at Skip to My Lou's Made by You Monday, Boogieboard Cottage’s Masterpiece Monday, Ladybug Blessing’s Handmade Tuesday, Home Stories A to Z’s Tutorials and Tips Tuesday, Not just a Housewife’s Show me What You Got, Debbie Doo’s Linky, Saavy Southern Style’s Wow us Wednesday, Someday Craft's Whatever Goes Wednesday, Fabric Bows and More’s Will See it Wednesday, Diddle Daddle’s Amaze me Monday, Sew Much Ado's We Did it Wednesday!,  Sassy Sites!’s Summer Fun, Tea Rose Home's Link Party, The 36th Avenue, Somewhat Simple's Strut Your Stuff,  Thirty Handmade Days' Pity Party, Young and Crafty’s Friday Free for All, Remodelaholic’s Friday Hop, , Be different, Act Normals’ Show and Tell Saturdays, the Sundae Hop with Baby Talk without the Babble, Tatertots and Jello’s Weekend Wrap-up, I Heart Naptime's Sundae Scoop, and Under the Table and Dreaming's Sunday Showcase.


Angelina @ April Violet said...

Hey there! Here from I <3 Naptimes hop! Thanks for following ;)

Thendral said...

Hi, thanks for following me. I am following you back. I too do knit at times but you's are really wonderful.

Carrie said...

Thanks for following me at I'm following you back. As far as substituting the packet of cheese mix in the cheeseburger soup, I'm sure you could just eliminate it and add more real cheese. It is sooo yummy!
Your knitting is great. I wish I took the time to try it.

Anonymous said...

so happy you stopped by my blog! happy to follow yall on your adventures :)

and can you please open up an etsy store!?!?!? i would SOOO love some of these gloves :-)

Peggy said...

Hea girl. Thanks so much for following. Your blog looks super. I look forward to reading about South Africa. Your post about the electricity was very interesting. I lived in Spain for 3 years so can understand some of your problems.

Natalia Lynn said...

Wow! That's pretty impressive!! I don't know if I could or would for that matter, do that!! Glad to have found your blog! And thanks for stopping by mine. So fun you live in South Africa!! I can't wait to read more about your journey!

Heavenly Savings said...

Cute Blog! I am a new follower! Happy Friday! I would love for you to stop by and take a look at my blog as well! Follow if you like! Http://! Hope to blog with you again soon!

Katherines Corner said...

love the color!Hoping your weekend is a sweet one. Thinking of you and sending ♥

Mindie Hilton said...

I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
Hope to see you soon.
come strut your stuff

Jenty said...

Wow that's quite impressive!
Thanks for the comment on my blog.

melody-mae said...

stopping by from boost your blog hop!!! Weird, my two daughters will be in S. Africa & Zambia on a mission trip!! They leave this coming Weds. :)

fun to see someone actually from where my girls will be going. They will be training in Cape Town as well. :)

Chef in Training said...

these are so cute! i love them! You have a great blog! I am visiting from the Boost My Blog Friday! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back! thanks so much!

Ali said...

Lovely Light - Thanks for the comment on my blog! I haven't tried this before but I read that you can try substituting honey for the corn syrup. As for the brown sugar, if you have access to molasses you can make your own brown sugar. I have done this many times. You start with about a cup of sugar and add about a tablespoon of molasses, then stir it up until it is totally combined. You can add a little bit more molasses to make it dark brown sugar. I hope that helps :)

Minnesota Momma said...

new follow from hop

studynsew said...

what cuties :) too bad I'm not much of a knitter
(btw I'm your newest follower :D)

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Great job on the gloves! I'll have to remember these when it gets cold outside! Thanks for playing along!

Anonymous said...

I love the pattern on those and the color - lovely!

laxsupermom said...

Love these! I haven't knitted anything in awhile, but these look like a quick & easy project. Thanks for sharing.

S. Greiner said...

Great blog and I love these!!! Stopping by from Always Just A Mom! Thanks for following and I've returned the follow! Really looking forward to learning more about you and your life in South Africa!!!


Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Ooh. These look great. I often comment how much I need fingerless gloves for late-night typing!

Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.