Posts Tagged ‘Machine Knitted Fingerless Gloves’

Fingerless Gloves Pattern Corrected


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My girlfriend and I were discussing other ways to knit this glove on the machine. I revised the pattern first. I used 18-0-17 stitches on the main bed in a 2 by 1 rib set up by MaryAnn Ogres directions.  At TD 3  I knit to row 26(4 inches of rib) I placed a marker on each end stitch where the thumb would start. I continued knitting to row 44 where the thumb increases would stop . I placed a marker on each end stitch. Then I continued knitting 14 more rows(2 inches) to row 58 with the carriage on the right. I set the TD at 7 and knit one row to the left. I took a latch tool and from the right I just crocheted one stitch through the next across the bed to the end.

Now for the thumb part. I sewed the seam from the cuff to the marker where the thumb starts. With the wrong side facing you and the cuff end facing the bottom, I took one stitch from each edge and placed it on a needle. Two needles have a stitch on them. I knit two rows, skipped a side stitch and placed the next edge stitch on each side on the end empty needles for increase. Now four needles in work. Knit two rows. I continued doing this to the end marker and had 18 thumb stitches. I put those stitches on a size 3 straight needle and then did the garter stitch until the desired length.  Then I sewed the seam from the finger edge up to the thumb. then I sewed the thumb seam. Only three yarn ends to finish and the look is just about the same and a lot easier! This is Lion Brands Fisherman’s wool.

The picture below shows the thumb after it was knitted and before sewing the rest of the glove up.

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Wool Fingerless Gloves on the Passap E 6000


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My friend Sheila hand knitted a pair of fingerless gloves in Fisherman’s wool and she let me try them on. They felt like heaven. The thumb was so comfortable I told her I had to try it on the machine. The only difference is that I have a seam in my ribbing and she doesn’t. I used Maine Line Jaggerspun wool 2/8 in a peacock  color.  The pattern knits circular and on one side you start increasing for the thumb for about two inches. You then take the thumb off on waste yarn and continue knitting circular to the length you want to the fingertips.  When you finish you will rehang the thumb stitches for circular knitting and knit about 7 more rows and bind off. On my glove I crocheted the edge with two rows and the third row is a shell. If you would like to try these, I have the directions and pictures in my  dropbox. I hope I have written the instructions clearly.  Click on this link.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dsevvlhst05hbbd/0ieI81oDxQ

You will have to probably make adjustments if you use a different yarn . The glove measures 8 and a half inches from rib to fingers. The ribbing is three inches. There is one and a half inches before starting the thumb. The length of the thumb opening is about 2 and 1/4 inches. After the thumb opening, it measures about one and 3/4 inches.  I was getting about 6 and a half stitches to the inch and about 8.8 rows to the inch.

This is the first pattern that I tried to convert that  does not just leave an opening  for the thumb and then knit in a circle. The increases make it feel tailored to your thumb. No pulling when you move your hand. I am going to try the one she had and do it on the Bulky now. When I post that I will reveal the pattern and the author. It is done in rib so mine will have a seam up the side whereas my friends does not. It just might make me do some hand knitting if I don’t like how they come out on the machine since I liked them so much. 🙂 Or, DUH, I could ask her to knit me a pair!!!!! That’s what friends are for isn’t it?

 

 

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