Knitting is relaxing and fun. It's a hobby that produces something tangible when you are finished. It's also a hobby that you can do anywhere. Knit while you sit in the doctor's office or while you wait in your car. Knitting fingerless gloves is a fun and easy knitting project that's great for a beginner. It's a simple pattern that produces a pair of cute and usable gloves.
Things You'll Need
- Size 7 needles
- 1 skein of 100 percent wool
- Sewing machine or needle
- Blunt point needle
Cast on 38 stitches. You can do more or fewer stitches depending on how large or small you want your fingerless gloves.
Knit two stitches and purl two stitches to start the first row. Repeat this pattern to the end of the row and end with knitting two stitches.
Purl two stitches and knit two stitches to start the second row. Continue this pattern to the end of the row and end with purling two stitches.
Repeat these two rows multiple times. Continue until the piece measures 7 inches or the desired length.
Bind off loosely, and then fold your piece in half so that the ribbing is vertical. Sew 1 inch down the side from the top and sew 3 inches up the side from the bottom. Leave a 3 inch opening for your thumb. You can either sew by hand or use a sewing machine.
Weave in the ends using a blunt point needle to gather in the loose threads. Enjoy your new knitted fingerless gloves.
Tips & Warnings
- The gauge of this pattern is five stitches per inch in knit two, purl two rib, slightly stretched.
How to Knit Gloves for Beginners
A knitting pattern that leads beginners through the process of knitting their first pair of gloves in the round.