Texting gloves. Wristers. Fingerless Gloves. Whatever you call them, they’re pretty, functional and fashionable! As I’ve written before, I am a very beginner knitter. But I love to practice and actually finish a project in an afternoon.
So here is a project that even a beginner can do in just a couple of hours. They also match my 1-1 Knitted Cowl and I made them using the yarn I had left over from the cowls, making this project an excellent stash buster!
What You’ll Need:
- 70 yards of worsted weight yarn. I used Cascade Eco Duo and Cascade Pure Alpaca .
- US Size 8 Knitting Needles
- Yarn Needle to sew together and weave in ends
- 4” = 17 stitches and 24 rows in stockinette stitch
- Finished gloves measure 7” long and 3” across
- I made the natural colored ones a bit smaller because I have small hands and wanted these to fit a little tight
- CO = cast on
- K = knit
- P = purl
- BO = bind off
- CO – 32 using long-tail cast on. If you’d like to make these bigger or smaller, make sure you’re number of stitches are divisible by 4. I made the smaller ones with a CO of 28 stitches. Men’s gloves could be done with a CO of 40 stitches.
- Row 1 – K2, P2. Repeat around.
- Row 2-6 – Repeat round 1
- Row 7 – Stockinette stitch. (K every stitch)
- Row 8 – Stockinette stitch. (P every stitch)
- Repeat rows 7 and 8 – until stockinette stitch measures 7” (about 30 rows)
- Last 6 rows – K2, P2. Repeat around
- BO loosely.
- Sew ends together using mattress stitch. I like this video to explain mattress stitch.
- You can start sewing at the edge that will be on your wrist. Sew together for 3” and then secure ends and weave them in. Then go to the top edge that will be around your knuckles. Sew 1 ½ – 2 “. This will leave a 2 – 2 ½ inch opening for your thumb.
That’s it! It’s the world’s easiest knitted gloves!
Please post your gloves on Ravelry or email me a copy so I can see what you’ve done!