Have you ever wanted to knit your own fingerless gloves? This step-by-step guide will show you how to knit a pair of fingerless gloves, from start to finish.
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Assuming you already know how to knit, purl, and do basic increases and decreases, you can make a lovely pair of fingerless gloves with just a little bit of time and some patience.
What You’ll Need:
-Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice- we used Vanna’s Choice in Barley for our gloves
-Size 8 US (5.0 mm) knitting needles
Cast On & Knit The Ribbing:
To start, you’ll need to cast on 30 stitches using the long-tail cast on method. Once all your stitches are on your needle, it’s time to start the ribbing. We’re using a 2x2 rib for our gloves, which means that you’ll knit 2 stitches, then purl 2 stitches and repeat that pattern across the row. When you get to the end of the row, simply turn your work so that the wrong side is facing you and start again with a knit stitch. Continue working in 2x2 rib until your ribbing measures 1.5 inches.
What You’ll Need
-a skein of worsted weight yarn
-Size US 8 double pointed needles
gloves, sleeves, or other narrow cylindrical objects are typically knit in the round, meaning that the knitting is done on circular needles so that the right side of the fabric is always facing the knitter. This avoids the need to purl half of the stitches in each row, as would be required if the fabric were knit back-and-forth on straight needles.
Casting on for circular knitting can be done using any of several methods. The Long-tail cast-on is a good choice for most projects, and is particularly easy to learn.
The Knit Stitch
The knit stitch is the most basic stitch in knitting. It is made by inserting the needle into the front of the stitch below, wrapping the yarn around the needle, and drawing the yarn through to the front.
The Purl Stitch
The Purl stitch is one of the most basic knitting stitches. It is often used to create textured patterns in knitwear, as well as to create ribbing and purl edging.
To knit the purl stitch, hold the yarn in your left hand and insert the needle into the next stitch on the left-hand needle from front to back. Wrap the yarn around the needle, and then use the tip of the right-hand needle to scoop the wrapped yarn and pull it through the stitch on the left-hand needle, letting the old stitch fall off the needle as you do so. You have now completed one purl stitch.
Binding off is the process of finishing a piece of knitting by securing the live stitches so they don’t unravel. There are a few different ways to bind off, but the most common method is to knit two stitches, then lift the first stitch over the second and off the needle. You then knit another stitch and repeat the process until all stitches have been bound off.
Assuming you have completed the body and thumb of your glove, it is now time to finish them off with a few final steps. These finishing touches will ensure that your gloves are comfortable to wear and look their best.
For all of these steps, you will need a tapestry needle and yarn in the same color as your gloves. If you do not have a tapestry needle, you can use a regular sewing needle.
Step 1: Thread the tapestry needle with a long tail of yarn (leaving at least 6 inches). Weave the tail in and out of the stitches on the edge of the glove, making sure to catch every other stitch. When you reach the end, pull the yarn tight so that the edge begins to curl inward. Fasten off by tying a knot in the yarn.
Step 2: Cut a piece of yarn about 18 inches long. Thread it onto the tapestry needle and sew along the seam of the thumb, matching up the stitches as best you can. When you reach the end, fasten off by tying a knot in the yarn.
Step 3: Weave in all loose ends on both gloves using the tapestry needle. Make sure to weave them in securely so that they will not come undone later. Trim any excess yarn that is longer than 6 inches.
Knitting Tips for Beginners
There are countless reasons to learn how to knit, especially if you’re a beginner. Knitting can be therapeutic, it can be a way to meet new friends, and most importantly, it can be a way to make beautiful things!
If you’re just learning how to knit, chances are you’re starting with something small and manageable like a dishcloth or pair of fingerless gloves. These easy knitting patterns for beginners will help you learn the basic stitches so that you can moving onto more complex projects in no time.
When it comes to choosing your first knitting project, look for something that is made with simple stitches, doesn’t require shaping, and is worked flat (back-and-forth in rows). You might also want to choose a pattern that comes with video or photo tutorials so that you can follow along and see exactly what you need to do.
Once you’ve chosen your project, it’s time to gather your supplies. You will need a skein of yarn (any weight will do), a pair of knitting needles that are appropriate for the yarn weight, a tapestry needle (for weaving in ends), and a row counter (optional but helpful).
If you’re ready to get started, here are some easy knitting patterns for beginners that will help you learn the basics while making something lovely and useful.
Fingerless Gloves: These simple fingerless gloves are worked flat and require only the knit stitch. They make great gifts! Dishcloth: This dishcloth is also worked flat with only the knit stitch. It’s perfect for scrubbing dishes or bathing baby. Headband: This headband is worked in the round using both the knit and purl stitches. It keeps your ears warm while leaving your hair free!
Fingerless Gloves Patterns
Fingerless gloves are a great way to keep your hands warm while still being able to use your fingers. They’re perfect for chilly mornings when you need to grip a steering wheel or handle a phone. They’re also ideal for office workers, students, and others who type for long periods of time and want to keep their hands warm.
There are many different fingerless gloves patterns available, so you’re sure to find one that suits your style. We’ve gathered some of our favorite fingerless gloves patterns below.
For a quick and easy project, try the “Fingerless Gloves for All” pattern. This pattern is written for four different sizes, so it can be easily adjusted to fit anyone. If you want something a little more stylish, try the “Lace Fingerless Gloves” pattern. These gloves feature a beautiful lace design and can be made with or without thumbs.
If you’re looking for a gift idea, fingerless gloves are always a welcome present. They’re perfect for Secret Santa exchanges, offices parties, birthdays, and more. And if you’re looking for a challenge, try the “Knitted Fingerless Mitts” pattern. These mittens feature a cable knit design and are sure to impress anyone who sees them.
-How do I knit fingerless gloves?
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