If you’re looking for a winter project that will keep you warm and toasty, why not try knitting a pair of gloves? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to knit gloves step-by-step, so you can make your own pair at home.
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How to Knit Gloves?
Assuming you know the basic stitches, there are only a few extra things you need to know in order to knit gloves. In this article we will cover how to knit gloves using the round knitting loom, as well as demonstrating how to do the increases for the thumb gusset.
Materials Needed to Knit Gloves
In order to knit gloves, you will need the following materials:
-Yarn: worsted weight yarn in a light or medium color. You will need approximately 100 yards.
-Knitting needles: size 7 double pointed needles or size 7 circular needles (if you are using the magic loop method)
The Basics of Knitting Gloves
Assuming you know the basic stitches, knitting gloves is not difficult. In fact, once you get the hang of it, you may find that they are some of the quickest and most satisfying projects you can undertake. The key to success is in the careful measurement of both your hands and your yarn, so that your gloves will fit well and be comfortable to wear.
Knitting Gloves for Beginners
If you’re new to knitting, gloves might seem like a daunting project. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with this step-by-step guide on how to knit gloves for beginners.
What You’ll Need:
-Yarn (we recommend a light-weight yarn in a solid color)
-Knitting needles (size will depend on the yarn you’re using)
-Tape measure or ruler
Step 1: Measure Your Hand
Before you start knitting, you’ll need to know how big around your hand is. To do this, wrap a tape measure around your hand just below the webbing between your thumb and first finger. Make a note of this measurement, as you’ll need it later on.
Step 2: Start Knitting!
Now it’s time to start knitting! To begin, make a slipknot and put it on one of your knitting needles. Then, insert the other needle into the loop created by the slipknot and pull it through until there’s an equal amount of yarn on both needles. Next, take the yarn that’s attached to the ball and wrap it once around the needle in your right hand, going from back to front. Now poke the right needle through the front loop of the stitch on the left needle and pull the yarn through until there’s an equal amount on both needles again. You’ve now completed your first stitch! Repeat this process until you have enough stitches on your needles to comfortably fit around your hand (refer back to Step 1 if you’re not sure how many stitches this should be). Once you have enough stitches, it’s time to start working in rows.
To do this, simply turn your work so that the needle with all of the stitches is now in your left hand and start knitting new stitches onto the empty needle in your right hand. Continue working in rows until your work measures about 2 inches less than the circumference of your hand (again referring back to Step 1 for guidance).
Step 3: Shaping Your Gloves Now that you have a long rectangle of fabric, it’s time to start shaping your gloves! To do this, we’ll be using what’s called decreases. For our purposes, there are two types of decreases that we’ll be using: knit 2 together (abbreviated as k2tog) and slip slip knit (abbreviated as ssk).
Let’s start with k2tog. To do this decrease, simply knit two stitches together as if they were one stitch. You can do this by inserting your right needle into both stitches at once and then knitting them together as usual. This will decrease the number of stitches on your needles by one.
Now let’s move on to ssk. For this decrease, you’ll need to slip two stitches individually onto your right needle as if to knit them together but without actually knitting them together yet. Once both stitches are on your right needle, insert your left needle into both slipped stitches from left to right and then knit them together as usual . This will also decrease the number of stitches on
your needles by one
Knitting Gloves for Advanced Knitters
Knitting gloves can be a fun and challenging project for advanced knitters. There are a few things to keep in mind when knitting gloves, such as the type of wool and the gauge of the needles. In general, you will want to use a thinner yarn and smaller needles than you would for a sweater or scarf.
When choosing wool for your gloves, it is important to choose a fiber that will keep your hands warm without being too bulky. A good wool for gloves is typically merino wool, alpaca wool, or cashmere. You will also want to make sure that your yarn is not too slippery, as this can make it difficult to knit the gloves evenly.
Another important consideration when knitting gloves is gauge. The gauge is the number of stitches per inch that you should have in your knitting. For most glove patterns, you will want to aim for a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch. If your gauge is too loose, your gloves will be too big; if it is too tight, your gloves may be difficult to put on and take off.
If you are new to knitting gloves, it is always best to start with a pattern that is made for beginners. Once you have mastered the basic techniques involved in knitting gloves, you can move on to more complex patterns.
Tips for Knitting Gloves
Knitting gloves is a bit different than knitting other articles of clothing, because you have to take into account the fingers, and shaping around them. However, once you get the hang of it, they are not that difficult to make. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.
-Choose a pattern that is written for the gauge of yarn that you are using. This is important, because if the gauge is off, your gloves will not fit properly.
-When you are measuring for your gloves, be sure to measure around the widest part of your hand, which is usually around the knuckles.
-For a snug fit, choose a size that is about 1/2 inch smaller than your actual hand measurement.
-To make sure that your gloves are long enough, measure from the tip of your middle finger to the base of your palm. This is how long your gloves should be.
-Make a gauge swatch before you start knitting your gloves, so that you can check to see if your tension is consistent throughout.
Patterns for Knitting Gloves
When you are looking for patterns for knitting gloves, there are many places that you can look. You can find them in magazines, books, and online. You can also get them from your local yarn store.
There are many different patterns for gloves. They range from simple to complex. You can find gloves that have cables, lace, or textured stitches. You can also find gloves that are fingerless or have mittens attached.
When you are choosing a pattern, you will need to think about the yarn that you want to use. Gloves are typically made with worsted weight yarn or sport weight yarn. You will also need to think about the size of the needles that you will need. Gloves are typically knit on size US 7 (4.5 mm) or US 8 (5 mm) needles.
Once you have chosen a pattern, you will need to gather your materials. For most gloves, you will need one skein of yarn and a set of double-pointed needles. You may also need stitch markers and a tapestry needle for finishing your gloves.
How to Finish Knitting Gloves
Before you can wear your gloves, you need to finish knitting them. Here are four essential steps for completing your gloves:
1. Cast off the remaining stitches.
2. Weave in any loose ends.
3. Block the gloves.
4. Add a closure (optional).
How to Care for Knitted Gloves
Knitted gloves are a great way to keep your hands warm in the cold weather. However, if you don’t take care of them, they can become stained and start to unravel. Here are some tips on how to care for your knitted gloves:
-Wash your gloves by hand in cool water with a mild detergent.
-Reshape your gloves while they are damp and lay them flat to dry.
-To avoid staining, avoid wearing your gloves while eating or handling food.
-Be careful not to catch your gloves on sharp objects.
-If your gloves become stained, spot clean them with a mild detergent.
Troubleshooting Knitting Gloves
-If your glove is too small, try using a larger needle size or knitting with a thinner yarn.
-If your glove is too large, try using a smaller needle size or knitting with a thicker yarn.
-If your glove is not long enough, try adding more stitches to your foundation chain.
-If your glove has an odd shape, try blocking it after you finish knitting it.